Cal Poly Cares can award grants up to $2,000. If you have a greater need, please contact the Dean of Students office at (805) 756-2472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to be eligible for Cal Poly Cares students must have utilized all available funding sources, including subsidized loans.
*If you are experiencing hunger and/or food insecurity, please contact our office or visit Hunger Program for more resources, including meal vouchers and food pantry information.
Cal Poly Cares provides support to students with unexpected and urgent unmet needs including, but not limited to, the following areas:
Please add up the total dollar amount you have requested and enter it below:
Please explain how these unexpected circumstances may affect your ability to remain enrolled at Cal Poly (not applicable to Commencement Fee).
By checking below, I give permission to apply Cal Poly Cares grant to charges that are not automatically paid by financial aid, including, but not limited to housing and dining fees, health fees, etc. Granting this permission may expedite the clearing of charges on your student account, thereby helping you avoid late payment fees and/or a hold being placed on your student records.
By checking below, I give permission to the Cal Poly Financial Aid Office to release my financial aid award information to the members of the selection committee.
If you have financial aid and do not give permission, your application cannot be processed.
The Cal Poly Cares Committee meets weekly and you will be notified by email of the decision regarding your grant within 10 days.
Funding from the Cal Poly Cares program will be coordinated with financial aid and may impact your other aid.