MataCare Emergency Grant


The MataCare Emergency Grant program deadline to apply was May 20, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Applications are no longer being accepted. You may contact the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department at 1-818-677-4085 or via email (include your CSUN ID) at to ask about other possible funding options. For information about other resources please visit

The MataCare Emergency Grant exists to help students with an unexpected current emergency situation pay for expenses of an educational or personal nature, particularly when COVID related.

Qualified students are provided with assistance in the form of single, one-time awards. Emergency funding is not intended to provide ongoing relief for recurring monthly expenses.  Emergency grant funds are not loans that students are expected to repay. The amount of the grant depends on the nature of an individual request, documentation provided and the availability of funds, however the maximum award is $1,100. Documentation submitted MUST be related to current emergency.

To be eligible to receive a MataCare Emergency Grant a student must:

  • Be a matriculated CSUN student in good academic standing (students enrolled through Open University are not eligible).
  • Be enrolled in at least 3 units as an undergraduate; credential; graduate, or certificate student
  • Have not already received a MataCare Emergency Grant or CSU Emergency Assistance Grant for Fall 2021 or Spring 2022.

Applications must include a statement that clearly explains the current emergency that has prompted you to apply for this emergency assistance. You must also upload documentation that supports your request.  Documentation can include receipts, bills, police reports, pay stubs, letters, news reports, obituaries, etc.  Incomplete applications, applications that do not adequately explain current emergency or applications that contain documentation that does not support the statement will be denied.

All grant decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

The MataCare Emergency Grant is a one-time award and students may not reapply for additional funds. In addition, students may only receive one type of emergency grant for the 2021-22 academic year.