The Undocumented Student Program (USP) at UC Berkeley is pleased to provide support to students who face extenuating financial challenges through the Emergency Grant and the Emergency Housing Grant fund:
1) The Emergency Grant is designed to provide financial assistance to students with the following extenuating expenses: medical services, dental services, ophthalmological services, graduate school applications, and other emergency expenses as determined by the grant committee.
2) The Emergency Housing Grant is specifically designed to assist students with extenuating room and board expenses (i.e first and last months rent, transitional housing, etc).
In order to be eligible for either emergency grant(s) students must meet all of the following criteria:
1) Must be a current UCB student enrolled in a minimum of 12 units or an approved reduced study load
2) Must be low-income as defined by financial aid guidelines
3) Must not be eligible for federal financial aid (pell grant, federal loans, etc)
Please fill out all required information listed below. In addition, completed applications MUST include appropriate receipts and proof of need (i.e. lease contract, statements, bills) and must be dropped off to the Dreamers Resource Center in 119 Cesar Chavez in order for the application to be processed. Students may receive only one emergency grant per academic year.
For the Fall 2013 semester, applications will begin to be accepted and reviewed on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.
Students must meet the following deadlines for submitting the grant application:
Fall semester The week before finals December 7, 2013 11:59 pm.
Spring semester The week before finals May 10, 2014 11:59 pm (unless funds exhaust prior to this date).
*Please Note: Emergency grants will be credited to the Campus Accounts Receivable System (CARS). If there is any outstanding balance (i.e., library fines, locker fees, housing, etc.) on the CARs account, the due amount will debited from the grant award first and then the remaining balance will be disbursed directly to you.
If you have any questions concerning the Emergency Grant, please feel free to call (510) 642-7224, visit us at the Dreamers Resource Center in 119 Cesar Chavez, or e-mail Nohemy Chavez at firstname.lastname@example.org.