Cal Poly Cares Application For Assistance 2021-2022

Cal Poly Cares provides emergency grants to students experiencing unexpected expenses which are impacting their ability to be successful.

Enter any leading zeros, must be 9 digits
There is a limited amount of funding available and priority will be given to students with demonstrated need. Additionally, Cal Poly Cares may not be able to fulfill all requests.


    Amount of funds requested (Funds generally do not exceed $2000)

    To select more than one option press the Command key (⌘) on a Mac or Control (CTRL) key on a PC and make your selections.

    Explain in detail the serious and unexpected circumstances beyond your control that have resulted in your financial crisis/emergency. 

    Attach supporting documentation (e.g. travel-related documentation, medical bills, essential utility bills, police reports or court records, receipts or invoices pertaining to covered expenses listed above,etc.)

    Files must be less than 2 MB.
    Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png html pdf doc xls xlsx.


    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.




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