Emergency Short Term Loan


  • Form available for Fall 2017: August 27, 2017
  • Form available for Spring 2018: January 22, 2018

Emergency Short Term Loans are available to enrolled Sacramento State students who encounter an unexpected emergency which results in a temporary shortage of funds.  It is a zero-free interest loan from Sacramento State which must be repaid within 60 days.  Short Term Loans are not available for planned expenses such as registration fees, books or rent.

Ineligibility for appeal

  • Financial aid is delayed due to filing the financial aid application after the March 2 priority deadline
  • Who fail to submit required documents in a timely manner
  • As an advancement on an anticipated financial aid disbursement

Eligibility Criteria

  •     Enrolled at least half-time
  •     Not enrolled through Open University or College of Continuing Education
  •     Have an unanticipated emergency (must be documented)
  •     Demonstrate ability to repay the loan within 60 days

You must meet with a Financial Aid Counselor to discuss eligibility for the Emergency Short Term Loan.

5/2017