Economic Crisis Response

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The Economic Crisis Response Team (ECR TEAM) provides support and guidance to students who have self-identified, or are identified by UCLA faculty or staff, as experiencing a financial crisis that impacts their academic success at UCLA. We aim to efficiently, compassionately and discreetly:

1) Provide a seamless and individualized response to UCLA students in extraordinary financial crisis.

2) Develop proposals for actions to examine (and revise, when appropriate) university policies and office protocols in order to improve students' ability to manage their financial situations and avoid economic crisis.

If you are in financial distress, please complete the ECRT Self-Assessment Form.

For other questions and inquiries please contact the Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) at:

 Email Phone  310-206-1189 OR 310-794-4146


ECRT connects with students seeking support within 24-48 business hours from the initial request. 

About US:

Economic Crisis Response Team Guiding Principles


Student Stories:

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Iliana G.

Justin Z.

Meal Voucher Program

Distribution Locations: Fall Quarter 2019

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Day of the Week   Time Location 
Monday  10 am - 12 pm AAP - Campbell Hall 1228
 Monday  2pm - 3 pm  Bradley International Hall – Room 106 
Tuesday   2 pm - 4 pm CPO – SAC Room 105 
 Wednesday  10 am - 12 pm BRC – SAC Room B44**
 Wednesday  3 pm – 4:30 pm LGBT - SAC Room B36*
Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm  CPO – SAC Room 105 
  *Distribution will resume Week 1; ** NOTICE: Location WILL NOT distribute vouchers WEEK 3 due to department event. Please visit another location during their assigned day and time. 

Meal Voucher Criteria

A student requesting a meal voucher must: 

  1. Be registered and/or enrolled; exceptions may be reviewed by ECR TEAM
  2. Indicate the lack of a regular source of sufficient nourishment
  3. Not have an alternative source of meal options (i.e. dining hall meal plan). Students living on the Hill with a meal plan are not eligible for the Meal Voucher Program.

Each student can receive an initial 5 vouchers at first visit. If a need exists beyond that, students should return for additional vouchers with meal voucher assessment form completed by Financial Aid. Students are limited to a maximum of 20 meal vouchers per quarter with a maximum of 3 quarters of support; if need exceeds this, an assessment of student’s financial situation must be completed by ECRT.

International, Undocumented/AB540 students and Students with Dependents are limited to a maximum of 30 vouchers per quarter each quarter they are enrolled at UCLA through degree completion. 

If a student begins a new degree at UCLA, the eligibility will reset.

UCLA Dining Meal Vouchers may only be redeemed at UCLA Dining facilities located on the Hill (undergraduate residential community).

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Please refer to the list of on- and off-campus resources in the links below:

On-campus Resources

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