FINANCIAL AID

MataCare Emergency Grant

The deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2022 MataCare Emergency Grant program is 5:00 p.m. on December 16, 2022.

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

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 is up to $1,100 and depends on the nature of an individual request, documentation provided and the availability of funds. 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

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. Students may only receive one grant for the 2022-2023 academic year.

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.

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