Basic Needs

Emergency Fund

The CSUMB Emergency Fund, awarded through Basic Needs, seeks to provide immediate financial assistance for students who may encounter temporary financial hardship due to unforeseen and catastrophic life events. All efforts are being made to distribute funds as quickly as possible but the process could take up to 3-4 weeks; there is a 2 week turnaround time for funds to show in your account.

Examples of unforeseen urgent and catastrophic events:

  • Severe illness, accident and/or hospitalization
  • Housing displacement and/or loss/lack of permanent residence
  • Loss of income due to loss of primary financial support person or loss of employment

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a currently enrolled CSUMB student, regardless of citizenship status
  • Be able to demonstrate an urgent financial need with supporting documentation
  • Must have utilized all other Financial Aid resources prior to receiving emergency funding
  • Students are only eligible for these funds once per year