Resources for Students in Economic Crisis
Food+Shelter+Success basic needs emergency funds are available for eligible SFSU students who are currently experiencing an economic crisis that is jeopardizing their ability obtain food or maintain shelter.
To be considered for funds, please visit our Emergency Funds page to submit a request form.
The HOPE crisis Fund offers one-time financial help to SF State students experiencing an unexpected crisis, helping keep them on track to graduation.
Please visit the HOPE Crisis Fund to read the application guidelines.
- Request a laptop loan from the Library to be shipped to you
- For more information on internet options or to request support with internet, please visit Instructional Continuity Student Guide
- The City of San Francisco offers free Wi-Fi service in selected areas and parks of the City. View free Wi-Fi in open spaces map
- Students can request Group Study Rooms reservations in the Library on campus from Mondays- Thusdays 8 am- 7 pm and Fridays 8 am- 5pm. To explore open reservation visit the LibRooms reservation page
Financial aid is a critical support for funding a student’s education and basic needs. We encourage students who are experiencing an economic crisis to connect with the Office of Financial Aid to explore if there are any available options. Additionally we encourage students to check their Student Center to explore if they have any unaccepted financial aid loans they can utilize. SF State also has a short-term loan program on campus, which asks for 3 business days, the limit is $500. For more information, please visit Fiscal Services.
Disability Insurance may be available if you are unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness related to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional).
- Short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy.
- Approximately 60% to 70% of wages (depending on income); ranges from $50 to $1,300 a week for up to 52 weeks.
Paid Family Leave
Paid Family Leave may be available if you are unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional).
- Up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member.
- Approximately 60% to 70% of wages (depending on income); ranges from $50 to $1,300 a week for up to 6 weeks.
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Sick Leave may be available if you or a family member is sick or for preventative care when civil authorities recommend quarantine. This is leave you have accumulated or your employer has provided to you under the Paid Sick Leave law is paid to you at your regular rate of pay or an average based on the past 90 days.
Unemployment Insurance may be available if you have lost your job or had your hours reduced for reasons related to COVID-19.
- Partial wage replacement benefit payments for workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own.
- Range from $40 to $450 per week for up to 26 weeks.