Holistic Fund

Spring 22 Update:

The Basic Needs Holistic Fund will be closed for Finals Week from
Friday May 6th 2022 at 5pm through Sunday May 15th 2022.
It will reopen on Monday May 16th 2022 at 9amIf you are in need of emergency funds, you can access a Short-Term Emergency Loan through Financial Aid until May 13th 2022.

What is the Holistic Fund?

The Basic Needs Holistic Fund is a centralized entry point for all UC Berkeley students to apply for emergency financial support. 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. 

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

What does the holistic fund include?

  1. Rental Assistance

  2. Food Assistance

  3. Housing Security Deposit

  4. Medical & Mental Health Expenses

  5. Emergency Needs for Students with Dependents

  6. Technology

  7. Other Emergency Cost of Living Expenses

Tuition and fees can not be covered by the holistic fund