California Emergency Grant

Grant Information

The California Emergency Grant is a one-time state grant for the 2021-2022 academic year available to low-income students. Emergency grant funding is designed to provide aid to currently enrolled students who are struggling with a personal crisis or an emergency situation. Students who are able to demonstrate an emergency financial need, including loss of income, can submit an electronic application to the Office of Financial Aid for consideration of this grant.

Award amount

Funds are limited and will be distributed in an equitable manner depending on financial need and the total amount of applicants.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Student must be enrolled in Fall 2021with at least 6 units; and

  2. Student must meet requirements for the Federal Pell Grant or if student is a Dream Act applicant, must have an exemption from paying nonresident tuition (also known as AB 540 affidavit); and

  3. Student must have a 2.0 grade point average in ONE term of the previous three semester terms – at CSUF or student’s prior college; or student is disabled and receiving additional support or services through Disability Support Services

Current CSUF students enrolled in Fall 2021 with a valid 2021-22 FAFSA or Dream Act application on file and have been preliminarily identified as meeting all eligibility requirements above will receive an email notification from the Office of Financial Aid.

Electronic application

California Emergency Grant Application deadline has passed.

Application Deadline

December 31, 2021

Awarding timeline

February 1-28, 2022


The Office of Financial Aid anticipates a high volume of applications and may take approximately 4-6 weeks for review after the application submission deadline. Award eligibility is determined based on financial need and must be coordinated with student financial aid packages. Students will be notified of award eligibility via CSUF student email account. If eligible, direct deposit provides the quickest delivery of funds.