Short-Term Emergency Loan

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.

Emergency Loans Are Available

Apply for an emergency loan via CalCentral and select the EFT (direct deposit) option to have funds deposited into your bank account within 3–5 business days.

Direct Deposit is the quickest way to access refunds once available. Visit Direct Deposit Enrollment to sign up today!

If signing up for Direct Deposit is not possible or you need additional assistance, please open a case online.

While the majority of emergency loans are eligible for automatic approval and issued rapidly, students should allow for 2–3 business days for emergency loans to be reviewed and approved. Some applications require additional review by a financial aid staff member. You may be required to provide additional information prior to notification of a decision, so please respond promptly to any requests related to your emergency loan application.

Note: Submitting an application does not guarantee approval.