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Student Relief Requests

Funded through the generosity of our donors, CSUSM established the Student Relief Fund in April to provide financial assistance to students during this extraordinary period of uncertainty. Any CSUSM student is eligible for consideration of these funds, including DACA students and undocumented students. Please submit an application through your MyCSUSM account to be considered for these fundsStudents can also request $250 through ASI’s Student Emergency Fund.

  • Who can apply for funding?

     ASI Student Emergency Funds are available to currently enrolled CSUSM students who encounter an unexpected catastrophic event or one-time emergency in which your basic needs and/or ability to function as a student are impacted. Qualifying examples include but are not limited to: Homelessness, Hunger, Accident, Natural disaster, Fire, Severe Illness, Etc… 

    Student Relief Grant Funds can be requested by students enrolled in the Spring 2020 Term based on new financial hardships related to COVID-19. Students who will be enrolled in the Fall 2020 will be considered through the usual Financial Aid processes.

  • How quickly can I expect a response to my application?

    ASI Student Emergency Fund applications will be reviewed by the Student Emergency Team during business hours and you will receive notice (via email) of team decision within 5-7 business days. Maximum award amount is $250, if approved.

    Student Relief Fund applications will be reviewed by a committee and will be processed with a descision made within 5-7 business days.

  • If approved, how will I receive the funds?

    All funds that are sent to you will be through the method on file in your mycsusm. If direct deposit is available we will default to that method. If direct deposit is not available a check will be mailed.
  • How do I apply?

    You can apply for the Student Relief Funds through a form in mycsusm.

    There is a separate application for ASI's Student Emergency Fund.


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What other resources are available to me?

The Cougar Care Network has compiled a self-serve list of community resources. We update this list as frequently as possible with community programs and services that may help you navigate this crisis. If you would like to request help navigating or applying for programs you can contact the Cougar Care Network.