Economic Crisis Response & COVID - 19 

UCLA remains committed to supporting students during these unprecedented times. We recognize that students may be experiencing a variety of challenges and financial hardship. 

If you are experiencing a financial crisis beyond your already available financial aid resources, please contact the Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) by completing the ECRT Self Assessment Intake Form.

CARES Act & Financial Aid

For information on applying for CARES Act Funding, submitting appeals or other Financial Aid related questions, please visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships website here: https://www.financialaid.ucla.edu/

Due to "Safer at Home" Emergency Order, our team is operating remotely. We can be reached in the following ways:

Email at ecr@saonet.ucla.edu

Message Center - with MyUCLA login

Message Center - without MyUCLA login

Phone: 310-794-4146

Please note our response will be delayed during this time. One of our team members will respond to you as quickly as possible.

UCLA Student Support line related to COVID-19: 310-825-3894, weekdays from 9am-7pm

 

Meal Voucher Program

Distribution Locations and Hours: Fall 2020

Please check back for updates on the UCLA Meal Voucher Program. 

Meal Voucher Criteria (Effective 06/22/20 - Summer Session)

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 at least 5 vouchers upon request via the Meal Voucher Request Form, unless maximum eligibility has been exhausted. Eligibility for maximum allocations will be verified at time of request for summer session. If a student is eligible for a maximum amount, full allocation will be distributed for the quarter at that time. 

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. 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.

Any summer session (A, A&C, or C) is considered summer session enrollment and counts as one quarter. 

Meal Voucher Criteria (Effective 11/12/19 - Academic Year)

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 request additional meal vouchers via the Meal Voucher Request Form. Any student that has maximized their meal voucher limits, should reach out to ECRT for a holistic assessment of their needs and options by completing the ECRT Self-Assessment Form

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.


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About US: 

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.

Economic Crisis Response Team Guiding Principles

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Student Stories:

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Resources

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

On-campus Resources

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