Student emergency needs fund
In these uncertain times, the College of Engineering and the Engineering Student Services (ESS) team would like to do all we can to lower barriers to student success. To this end, the college established the COE Student Emergency Needs Fund to assist COE undergraduate and graduate engineering students encountering sudden, unexpected financial hardships. Since the spring of 2020 over $200,000 in funding was provided directly to undergraduates and graduates who were affected by the pandemic.
In addition to the COE Student Emergency Needs Fund, please know that there are a number of resources on campus to help:
- The Basic Needs Center acts as a virtual and physical hub that provides and connects students to essential services that impact health, belonging, and overall well-being. The Basic Needs Center provides education, prevention and emergency relief programs in the core areas of basic needs: food security, housing security and financial stability. All enrolled students including undergraduate, graduate, international, and undocumented students are eligible for Basic Needs Center programs and services. Students can access support from our team by completing our Assistance Form.
- Short Term Emergency Loans: The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office offers short-term emergency loans to graduate and undergraduate students. These interest-free loans are designed to help students meet unanticipated expenses directly related to the cost of education.
- Technology Access Program: If you are a UCB graduate, professional, or undergraduate student without the resources you need to engage in the online environment, please complete an application for a free loan of hardware from the Student Technology Equity Program (STEP)
Undergraduate students: Filling out this emergency funding application does not guarantee funding. If you are granted funding, documentation may be required for financial aid records. Undergraduate students will receive a response within seven days. Please note it could take longer to receive funding.
If you would like to reach out to the Engineering Student Services Team, please feel free to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.