MataCare Emergency Grant

Notice: We will continue to accept MataCare Grant applications through the May 22nd deadline. However, due to the high volume of applications received and the limited funds available, applications will not be reviewed for fund eligibility until after the May 22nd deadline. We apologize for the delay and inconvenience this may cause you.

The deadline for Spring 2020 has been extended to May 22nd. Your application must be received by the financial aid office by that date in order to be reviewed. If mailing your application, your application must be postmarked by May 22nd to be considered on-time.

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The MataCare Grant exists to help students with unexpected urgent financial needs, including needs related to the disruption of the University due to COVID 19. The MataCare Grant Fund was established through generous contributions from alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the university who want to assist in removing unanticipated financial roadblocks to student degree completion and well-being.  The Grant is not a loan and does not need to be repaid.

Matriculated CSUN students enrolled in spring 2020 can apply for a MataCare Grant. These grants are meant to address urgent needs.  The amount of a MataCare Grant depends on the nature of an individual request, documentation provided and the availability of funds, however the average award amount is $550. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by message to your CSUN email address. 

To be eligible to receive a MataCare Grant a student must:

  • Be enrolled in the spring 2020 semester
  • Be in good academic standing

MataCare Grant Application - click link to download the application form. The application must be completed, signed and submitted along with supporting documentation. All documents submitted will be kept private and will not be shared with any other department or government agency.
Note: We do not currently have an online submission option for MataCare.  Please submit your signed, completed application and supporting documentation to the Financial Aid Office. There are two ways to submit:

Option 1
You may fax your documents to 1-818-677-6787
Note: Web services such as, or mobile apps such as Fax Burner and FaxFile may be used to fax your application. There may be a small charge involved.

Option 2 - You may mail your documents to:
Financial Aid & Scholarship Department
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8307

If you have any questions about the MataCare Grant Program, please see our FAQ's.