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This information is subject to change and is evolving. Please check back often for updates. For information on the federal CARES Act relief funds and Additional COVID-19 Support, see CARES Act FAQs.

The resources listed below may help enrolled students through an immediate crisis and prevent future financial emergencies. The most important action you can take is to reach out and ask for assistanceTo contact the Emergency Crisis Response Team in the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, email Due to the high volume of requests, please allow for extended response times.


Financial Aid and Scholarships Office
The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office accepts applications for emergency, short-term or assistant loans if you are experiencing a temporary shortage of funds.

Short Term Emergency Aid Committee (STEAC)
STEAC provides food, housing and financial assistance

to low-income residents of Yolo County.

UC Davis Student Parent Childcare Funding Program
The Student Parent Child Care Grant program assists students with the costs incurred in child care services (home/center care, nannies, babysitters). 

Aggies Helping Aggies
Aggies Helping Aggies provides emergency funding to students for rent, books and other essential costs not covered by other programs.

Food Security

Aggie Meal Share Program
Facilitated in partnership with UC Davis Student Housing and Dining Services, the Aggie Meal Share program provides meals for students in need of assistance.

The CalFresh Program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table.

Complete an online application to see if you are eligible to receive help with household expenses, food and medical costs.

Davis Community Meals
Davis Community Meals offers a free meal on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., and lunch on Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis.

Basic Needs Center
The Basic Needs Center is providing a weekly bag of groceries for students in need. Students sign-up online in advance to pick up a bag on Thursdays.

Short Term Emergency Aid Committee (STEAC)
STEAC provides food, housing and financial assistance to low-income residents of Yolo County.

Yolo Food Bank
Assists any Yolo County resident in need of food assistance.

Fruit and Veggie Up! (services are currently suspended)
Student Health and Counseling Services provides free produce on campus.

The Pantry (services are currently suspended)
Show your UC Davis student identification card (AggieCard) to receive up to three meals or personal items per day.


Community Housing Opportunities (CHOC)
CHOC Housing services include financial fitness, homeownership counseling, and health and wellness classes.

Davis Community Meals
Davis Community Meals provides a resource center and day shelter, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1111 H Street, Davis.

Emotional Support

Center for Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE)
UC Davis Center for Advocacy, Resources and Education provides free, confidential crisis intervention, advocacy and accompaniment services to any UC Davis student, staff or faculty member. A victim advocate is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency response.

Student Health and Counseling Services
Student Health and Counseling Services provides counseling and urgent medical and mental health care services.

Additional Campus Resources

Aggie Compass
The Aggie Compass is a comfortable space for students to build community and learn about basic needs resources, pick up fresh fruits and vegetables and receive CalFresh enrollment assistance.

Handshake connects UC Davis students with on-campus and off-campus employers.

ASUCD Scholarships
All continuing undergraduate students enrolled and in good academic standing at UC Davis are eligible for an ASUCD scholarship.

Internship and Career Center
The Internship and Career Center connects students to resources for career preparation.

UCD Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) (services are currently suspended)
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) provides FREE tax return preparation to low-income individuals and families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

Safe Rides (services are currently suspended)
The Safe Rides service is provided by the UC Davis Police Department and is available to anyone who prefers an alternative to walking alone or in a small group at night.

Student Disability Center
The Student Disability Center promotes independence and integrated participation in campus life for students with disabilities. 

UC Davis Davis/Berkeley Shuttle (services are currently suspended)
The intercampus bus service provides low-cost transportation between the UC Davis and UC Berkeley campuses for faculty, staff and registered students.

UC Davis Medical Center Shuttle
The UC Davis–UC Davis Medical Center shuttle provides low-cost transportation between the UC Davis campus (Davis) and the UC Davis Medical Center (Sacramento). 

Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarships
The UC Davis Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarships office provides prospective and enrolled students with information and access to internal and external financial resources.

Unitrans provides public transportation service for the campus and city of Davis that is free to UC Davis students with valid student ID.

County, State and Federal Resources

California LifeLine
California LifeLine provides discounted home phone and cell phone services to qualified households.

Yolo Center for Families
The Yolo Center for Families manages a network of resource centers that provide programs and services comprising health education, homelessness prevention and re-housing, economic self-sufficiency, parent education and support.

Yolo Community Care Continuum
Provides local housing with support programs for people experiencing a psychiatric disability.

Yolo County Health and Human Services
Provides a wide range of health care, social, mental and public health services, employment services and income assistance.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
To be considered for financial aid, students are required to file either the FAFSA or the California Dream Act Application. If you have been awarded a financial aid package and are experiencing a financial emergency, contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. Your emergency may qualify you for increased aid.