UCLA remains committed to supporting students during these unprecedented times. We recognize that students may be experiencing a loss of wages that is causing financial hardship. There may be existing options for you to provide you with financial assistance. If you are a student employee impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are experiencing a financial hardship due to a loss of wages, please contact your employer or direct supervisor to review what options may be available to you. If you are a work study student additional information can be found on the Work Study Page. For non-work study students, please contact your employer or direct supervisor regarding your eligibility for Paid Administrative Leave. If you continue experiencing a financial crisis due to a loss of wages, beyond what the above options can provide, please complete the Financial Hardship Request Form. 

IMPORTANT: Please complete this form only after you have contacted your employer regarding possible additional income options based on unused work-study hours and/or administrative leave.

If you are experiencing a financial crisis unrelated to loss of wages, please contact the Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) by completing the Self-Assessment Intake Form

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.

Due to the Covid-19 "Stay at Home" order, our team is currently operating remotely. We can still be reached via our self-assessment form, email or phone. Please leave us a message and we will get back to you. Please note our response will be delayed during this time. One of our team members will respond to your request as soon as possible. To expedite our response and assessment of your needs, please fill out the Self-Assessment Form below.

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 
 ecr@saonet.ucla.edu  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

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Student Stories:

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Iliana G.

Justin Z.

Meal Voucher Program

Distribution Locations and Hours: Spring Quarter 2020

For Spring Quarter 2020, the Meal Voucher Request process has been adjusted to maintain necessary public health guidelines implemented by the City of Los Angeles and the State of California. To request vouchers, fill out the "Meal Voucher Request Form".  

Meal Voucher Request Form

Please allow 1-2 business days for a response to your request from ECRT via UCLA Message Center. While the in-person request process has shifted, eligibility requirements remain the same.

Meal Voucher Criteria (Effective 11/12/19)

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 3 quarters of support. International, Undocumented/AB540 students and Students with Dependents are eligible for support each quarter they are enrolled at UCLA through degree completion.

If initial request (5 vouchers) is between Week 1 - Week 6 of the quarter, students are limited to a maximum of 20 meal vouchers for the quarter; maximum of 30 vouchers for International, Undocumented/AB540 students and Students with Dependents.

If initial request (5 vouchers) is between Week 7 - Finals Week of the quarter, students are limited to a maximum of 10 meal vouchers for the quarter; maximum of 15 vouchers for International, Undocumented/AB540 students and Students with Dependents.

If need exceeds this, an assessment of student’s needs, financial situation, specifically budget and funding gap, must be completed and submitted to ECRT. Students can submit a completed ECRT Self-Assessment Intake Form at: ECRT Self-Assessment Form

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). Please visit http://menu.dining.ucla.edu/hours/ for most up-to-date hours of operation.

ASUCLA Meal Vouchers may be redeemed at any ASUCLA facility (on-campus dining facilities such as Ackerman, Northern Lights, Luvalle, etc.) with the exception of locations listed on voucher as non-applicable.


Resources

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

On-campus Resources

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