Emergency and Other Grants

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 on 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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Emergency Grants & Scholarships

Emergency Grants

Each grant is awarded for up to $800 each.

The Fall 2023 Emergency Grants request form will open on the Wednesday of the sixth week of the semester (September 27) and will close on December 1 or when funds are exhausted (whichever comes first). If you are facing extenuating circumstances or have any questions, please e-mail uspgrants@berkeley.edu.

This page will be updated and the form will be posted on our newsletter and social media.

USP Scholarship

USP is able to provide scholarships for up to $1, 500 per academic year to USP students without work authorization. The application will open on the same day as the Emergency Grants request form. If you have any questions, please e-mail uspgrants@berkeley.edu.

This page will be updated and the application will be posted on our newsletter and social media.

 

The Emergency Grants & USP Scholarship program is currently managed by Keziah.

Mental Health Refund Application

USP is able to provide refunds to students for costs related to mental health support. For more information and to access the application, please see our Mental Health Support page.