Economic Crisis

In Case of Emergency, call 911 if you require immediate need for police, fire, or paramedic.  

The resources listed below may help you through your immediate crisis and prevent future financial emergencies. The most important action you can take is to reach out and ask for assistance. To contact the Emergency Crisis Response Team in the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, email


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 inccured 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.


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.

Fruit and Veggie Up!

Student Health and Counseling Services provides free produce on campus.

The Pantry

Show your UC Davis student identification card (AggieCard) to receive up to three meals or personal items per day.

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.


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.

Safe Rides

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

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.