MataCare Emergency Grant

Deadline to apply is April 25, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.  Application may close earlier if funds are exhausted.

The MataCare Emergency Grant exists to help students with unexpected extraordinary emergency 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 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.

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
  • Provide a detailed explanation of the urgent financial need
  • Be able to provide documentation that supports amount applying for

Applications must include a statement explaining the emergency that created the emergency need and how the grant will be used as well as documentation that supports the request.  Documentation can include receipts, bills, leases, police reports, pay stubs, letters, news reports, obituaries, etc.  If documentation is unavailable, your statement should explain why there is no documentation. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

All grant decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

If you have any questions about the MataCare Emergency Grant Program and the application process, please see our FAQs.

Click here to complete the MataCare Emergency Grant application.

The CSU Emergency Grant Program is a separate program that provides emergency aid to low income students faced with extraordinary emergency expenses of an educational or personal nature. The California Emergency Assistance Grant is a state funded program.

For more information, please see CSU Emergency Assistance Grant

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Students may only receive one type of emergency grant for the 2021-22 academic year.