Emergency Grants

USP offers two types of Emergency Grants for students that:

  1. Are not receiving federal Financial Aid and loans;
  2. Are Dream Aid recipients; and
  3. Are undocumented.

Emergency grants do not have to be paid back and students apply through an online application. Students are awarded based on need and on a first-come first-served basis. The application is posted by the sixth week of each semester. Students can only receive each emergency grant one time per academic year. The housing emergency grant is intended for extenuating housing-related costs whereas the general emergency grant is intended for extenuating food security, medical, dental, computer, and other unforeseen emergencies.

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Each grant is awarded for up to $500 each.

With the help of generous donors, we were able to assist 38 students out of 49 cases in Spring 2016.

Emergency grants will be available beginning the 6th week of the semester until funds are exhausted.

The Fall 2016 Emergency Application is on hold and submitted applications are being processed. If you applied, make sure you also email supporting documentation to liglesias@berkeley.edu as soon as possible.