Camp Fire Information

Apply for Aid

The campus offers three ways to provide immediate funds to the students, faculty, and staff who have been impacted by the Camp Fire:

Wildcats Rise Fire Recovery Fund Grants

(Open to current students, faculty, and staff)

Donations to the Wildcats Rise Fire Recovery Fund campaign will be distributed to those students, faculty, and staff who have been directly impacted by the fire. A committee has been established to review applications for funding, which will be allocated dependent on financial resources raised. Time from application to receiving funding is estimated at two weeks from application to award, as funding allows. You can apply for this on the same application as the emergency loan program.

Eligibility:

  • Current CSU Chico student
  • Current faculty member (probationary, tenured, temporary faculty)
  • Current CSU, Chico staff
  • Current Foundation staff
  • Current Associated Students staff

Potential Award Amount:
Up to $1,500 based upon the extent of need and available funding.

Apply for Wildcats Rise Grant(opens in new window)

If you would prefer not to use the online application, you may download the aid application (PDF) and mail to:

Advancement Services
attn: Dwight Seuser
400 West First Street 
Chico CA 95929

Faculty and Staff Emergency Loan Program

To support faculty and staff who have immediate cash needs to due to the Camp Fire, we are extending an employee advance/loan program to all employees of CSU, Chico, the Foundation, and the Associated Students. You can apply for this on the same application as the Wildcats Rise grants.

Loan conditions will be as follows:

Eligibility

  • Current employee of CSU, Chico, the Foundation, or the Associated Students
  • Current staff and faculty, including temporary faculty
  • Current Non-student employee (Students have alternative mechanism for short-term loans)
  • Must have active, ongoing funding source, staff employees must have submitted
  • timesheet for work performed since 10/1/2018; Faculty must have active employment
  • status with the University.
  • Experienced loss or damage of property in excess of loan amount

Terms

  • Minimum of $500, Maximum of $2,500
  • 0% interest
  • 1-year loan, no early repayment penalty
  • If loan is not repaid within 12 months, interest equal to prime will be applied monthly

Apply for Emergency Loan(opens in new window)

If you would prefer not to use the online application, you may download the aid application (PDF) and mail to:

Advancement Services
attn: Dwight Seuser
400 West First Street 
Chico CA 95929

Student Short-Term Loans and Grants

The campus has an existing program to provide short-term loans to students through the Financial Aid and Scholarship office. These amounts are typically limited to $500 per loan. The University is exploring increasing amounts available, but must be careful to not negatively impact students’ financial aid status.

Apply for Short-Term Loan

The Chico State Basic Needs Project provides short-term emergency housing and emergency grant assistance for eligible students experiencing unexpected economic crisis with housing and/or financial assistance. If you are a student that has been displaced or impacted by the fire please submit a Basic Needs Application for Assistance.

Apply for Basic Needs Assistance