How do I qualify for the services of Student Basic Needs?
Any currently enrolled USC student who is experiencing a food, housing, or financial emergency/insecurity qualifies for the services of Student Basic Needs.
What about Faculty, Staff and non-enrolled students?
At the present time, the services of Student Basic Needs are only available to any currently enrolled USC student who is experiencing basic needs insecurity. If you have specific questions about community resources, please email email@example.com
Who do I contact if I’m interested in the following?
- Basic Needs presentation/guest lecture
- Media inquiry/interview
- Food Pantry tour
- Basic Needs resources
- Panelist participation
- Basic Needs data
For any people, organizations, clubs, classes, and media teams that would like a USC Student Basic Needs team representative to present on USC basic needs efforts or who have outreach questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All requests should be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Approval of the requests will be based on staff availability and logistics involved. Thank you for your interest in learning about USC’s Student Basic Needs initiatives!
I am interested in applying for a Student Basic Needs Emergency Relief Grant. Where do I start?
Students interested in applying for the Student Basic Needs Emergency Grant are encouraged to email the Basic Needs Team at email@example.com. The team will evaluate the request and, if needed, schedule a one-on-one consultation to learn more about the student’s situation.
If appropriate, the Student Basic Needs team will connect the student with Financial Aid to ensure seamless integration with any existing financial aid awards and grants the student may be eligible to receive. If approved for a Financial Aid grant or loan, Financial Aid will administer the funds. Or, if there are any conflicts with the student’s current financial aid package, the Student Basic Needs team will work with the student to cultivate other forms of university financial assistance, like the Student Basic Needs Emergency Grant.