MataCare Emergency Grant

The MataCare Emergency Grant application period is closed. The application will re-open in late February 2023.

This message is for students who applied in December 2022 and are waiting for a response. Due to the large number of applications received and the upcoming holiday closure, your application may not be reviewed until after January 2, 2023.

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

Qualified students are provided with assistance in the form of single, one-time awards. MataCare crisis relief funding is not intended 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, the documentation provided, and the availability of funds. Documentation submitted MUST be related to the current emergency or crisis situation.

MataCare Emergency Grants are considered financial aid therefore must be coordinated with your financial aid package. If you do not have enough room in your package for this grant, you may receive less than you requested or you may be denied the grant.

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

  • Be enrolled in at least 3 units as an undergraduate; credential; graduate, or certificate student (students enrolled through Open University are not eligible).

You must indicate on the application your current emergency that has prompted you to apply for emergency assistance. You must also upload documentation that supports the request.  Incomplete applications that do not provide supporting documentation for the emergency application 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.

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