- Natural disaster
- Severe Illness
The ASI Student Emergency Fund provides compassionate assistance to students who encounter unforeseen financial emergencies or catastrophic events that disrupt their progress towards a degree. Funded by Associated Students Inc. and private donations, the ASI Student Emergency Fund (SEF) is a collaboration between Cougar Care Network, University Advancement, and ASI.
These funds are not intended to be used for routine expenses nor as a consistent supplement to a student’s education funding sources. All requests must be urgent in nature. Funds will not be awarded to the same student more than once during an academic year.
Due to COVID-19, please note that the current SEF Policy is currently under review for approval by the ASI Board of Directors.
SEF appliations will now be submitted through Maxient, not Adobe Sign.
The guidelines are the same, however applicants will now be required to meet with a member of the CSUSM Cougar Care Network (CCN) virtually before their application will be processed. This can be a phone call, zoom, skype, etc. Applicants will also need to submit back-up documentation for their request and should include what they can/feel comfortable with in their application.
Why are there changes?
The SEF team is trying to make sure that we are connecting students with the resources they need in addition to SEF. Additionally, after benchmarking with other campuses, most require backup documentation. ASI wants to ensure that we are good finacial stewards student fees and want to confirm that applications are meeting the SEF guidelines. The CCN can help students brainstorm ideas for what can be used as backup documentation students do not know what to submit.
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The situation around the COVID-19 outbreak is evolving every day, and CSUSM is taking additional proactive measures to protect our CSUSM community, on and off campus. Many students are struggling to cover costs related to travel or housing, access to technology, health and wellness and other unbudgeted expenses.
Sixty percent of students at Cal State San Marcos receive financial assistance and over thirty-five percent of active financial aid applicants have income levels well below the federal poverty line. It is unfortunate that many students find the term "starving student" to be a reality.
We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of concern for our students from the community and the desire to help, even as you contend in your own lives with the challenges of the COVID-19 public health crisis. Thank you now and always for being a supporter for our Cougar students.