Student Emergency Needs Fund

In these uncertain times, the College of Chemistry and the Undergraduate Student Services (CoCUSS) team would like to help lower barriers to your success brought on by the COVID-19 crisis. We have created a Student Emergency Needs Fund to assist CoC undergrads who are dealing with sudden unexpected financial hardships. Emergency grants of up to $1000 will be made to eligible students. If you need more than $1000, please contact us.

In order to be considered for funding, and to help us better understand student needs related to the pandemic, please complete this form. Please provide as much information as possible to help us to make an informed decision, including whether you have already received additional financial aid. If you have, you will probably not qualify for a grant from CoC.

Due to limited resources, requests for emergency funds will be prioritized in the following order:

  1. Food and basic necessities
  2. Rent, utilities, and other household expenses
  3. Technology (laptop, tablets, other technology needs)
  4. Medical expenses
  5. Relocation / transportation expenses

If your request is approved, CoCUSS staff will consult with Financial Aid to determine the impact on your Financial Aid package. You may need to submit a Cost of Attendance Adjustment Request to qualify for further aid. Once we confirm your eligibility, funds will be sent directly to your account via Electronic Funds Transfer. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and students will be notified of the final decision via email.

Please also note that depending on the request, we may need to refer you to campus partners who can better address your needs. The campus’s Financial Aid & Scholarships Office (FASO) and Cal Student Central (CSC) are coordinating efforts to support students affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read more on the FASO website.

Please feel free to reach out to your adviser if you would like to discuss your situation.