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Taking action for a more equitable future

We are calling on our community of policymakers, advocates, university leaders, student service practitioners, researchers and students to come together as we work to reduce basic needs insecurity at UC.


Double the Pell

Across the country, college students are struggling with access to food, housing, health care, childcare and other essentials. Higher levels of direct federal aid offered through Pell Grants can help ease this national issue. Join the University of California, the UC Student Association, the UC Basic Needs Initiative and other higher education partners in calling on Congress to restore the purchasing power of the Pell Grant by doubling the maximum award.

Sign the Double the Pell Grant Petition


Your gifts and cash contributions can help provide food, housing and financial security needed for students to fulfill their academic dreams while at UC.

Campus Center Funds


Any questions? Connect with a basic needs campus center near you.

Contact a basic needs campus center