Basic Needs Emergency Fund

What is the Basic Needs Emergency Fund?

The fund is a collaboration between the UCB Basic Needs Center, Financial Aid & Scholarships Office, Graduate Division, Graduate Assembly, and ASUC Student Advocate's Office. Through the Basic Needs Emergency Fund, the  Basic Needs Center offers emergency financial assistance in the areas of rent, food, housing security deposit and other emergency and safety needs  to enrolled students who have exhausted their financial resources.

Undergraduate, graduate, international, and undocumented students are eligible and welcome to apply.

What does the Emergency Fund cover?

  1. Rental Assistance

  2. Food Assistance

  3. Housing Security Deposit*

  4. Other emergency and safety needs

The Emergency Fund does not cover tuition and fees.

*The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will reach out to students who request support with a housing Security deposit to review their form submission and request additional information as part of an application to the Housing Security Deposit Fund.