Cal Poly Cares can award grants up to $2,000. In order to be eligible for Cal Poly Cares, students must exhaust all other eligible Financial Aid options. For applications to be reviewed, students must:
Applications are reviewed on a weekly basis, and students will receive a decision by email to their Cal Poly email address.
*If you are experiencing hunger and/or food insecurity, please contact our office or visit the Basic Needs website 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 explain how these unexpected circumstances may affect your ability to remain enrolled at Cal Poly. If this is a life-threatening circumstance and your safety and/or overall wellbeing are in danger, please call 911 or the Cal Poly Police Department at 805-756-2281 immediately.
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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 do not give this permission, your application cannot be processed. For additional questions, please call Student Support, Success and Retention at 805-756-2472.
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.