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Financial Support

Between books, food, classes, and transportation, going to school can be quite an expense. With this in mind, CSUN provides opportunities for financial assistance to help reduce these costs.

MataCare Grant


The MataCare Grant exists to help students with unexpected urgent financial needs.




MataCare Emergency Grant is located at the Financial Aid and Scholarship Department.


Hours of operation:

Fall and Spring

  • Monday & Thursday: 10 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 am - 6:30 pm
  • Friday: 10 am – 4 pm


Service(s) Provided: 

  • Funding to help students recover from a one-time emergency expense. The average award amount is $550.



  • Enrolled in at least 6 units for undergraduate students with a GPA of at least 2.0
  • Enrolled in at least 3 units for Credential/Graduate students with a GOA of at least 3.0
  • Applicants need to have exhausted all sources of financial assistance including Direct Subsidized Loan
  • International and undocumented students are eligible
  • An application form must be completed and include both a signed statement explaining the emergency and documentation of expenses

Veterans Resource Center (VRC)


The VRC promotes academic, personal, and professional development of student veterans, reservists, members of the National Guard, and their dependents through supportive services, resources, and community building events.

(818) 677-4672



The Location of the VRC is at the University Student Union, across from the East Conference Center, between the Shake Smart and USU Computer Lab


Hours of operation:

Fall & Spring Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Friday: 10 am – 3 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: Closed 

Service(s) Provided: 

  • Student Veteran Emergency Relief Fund
  • Referrals to academic assistance programs, scholarships, and benefit programs


  • Student Veteran Emergency Relief Fund: Must be a CSUN student veteran experiencing extreme financial hardship. A student must contact the VRC Coordinator to schedule an appointment and submit an application for emergency relief.

Affordable Learning $olutions (AL$)


AL$, or Affordable Learning Solutions, is an initiative by the CSU Chancellor’s office to promote the use of low- or no-cost course materials to reduce the financial burden on students.

(818) 677-3916



We are a team comprised of stakeholders throughout the campus community, including the CSUN Campus Store, Disability Resources and Educational Services, the Oviatt Library, and Faculty Technology Center.



Service(s) Provided: 

  • Connect faculty and students to experts on course materials at Campus Store, the Oviatt Library, and DRES
  • Provide professional development stipend, workshop, and network opportunities on high quality, affordable course materials