Financial security

Employee resources

Basic Needs Center List of Community Resources

The Basic Needs Center lists community resources for staff, visiting scholars and researchers, and postdoctoral communities. 

Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance provides no-cost confidential counseling and referral for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, visiting scholars, and postdocs. Employee Assistance can help you get connected to resources. 

Student resources

Resource for students

Financial Aid and Scholarships office

The office can help connect undergraduate and graduate students to basic needs resources, short-term emergency loansfinancial literacy and resources, and more. The Center for Financial Wellness program is a peer-to-peer financial wellness program.

Resource for students

Basic Needs Center

The Basic Needs Center provides prevention, education & emergency relief programs to undergraduate and graduate students in the core areas of basic needs: food security, housing security & financial stability.

Resource for students

Cal Student Central

If you have concerns about your satisfactory academic progress and/or cancellation for non-payment, Cal Student Central is a good place to start.

Resource for students

Textbook Affordability from the Center for Teaching and Learning

If you have concerns with affording textbooks, the Center for Teaching and Learning provides information about textbook affordability and accessibility.

Resource for students

Device Lending

If you have concerns about affording devices or other relevant technology (e.g. a laptop computer), please check out device lending from Student Technology Services.

Resources for graduate and professional students

Resource for students

Graduate Assembly Mutual Aid Fund

The Mutal Aid Fund serves graduate students experiencing an emergency and are unable to have their needs met by the Basic Needs Center (BNC). In order to apply to the fund please first fill out the form. A BNC caseworker will connect you with the Mutual Aid Fund case managers if your need cannot be met.