CSU Summer Arts scholarships are available to cover part or all of a student’s enrollment fees. Scholarships are rarely available to cover housing in addition to enrollment fees. There is only one scholarship application form, and all applicants will be considered for the maximum amount of aid available to them.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of both financial need and talent. A complete application, including a written statement, will ensure you receive thorough consideration for aid.
Financial documentation consists of at least one of the items below (the questionnaire below will indicate which documentation you must submit):
We need your financial documentation if you are:
If none of the above apply to you, we need your parents' financial documentation.
When you apply online, you will be required to complete a questionnaire listing the items above. You will then be prompted to submit only the documentation that applies to you. If you upload your personal information when you are required to submit your parents’ information, you will not be considered for aid.
If you don’t have any financial documentation, contact Joanne Sharp (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the CSU Summer Arts office to work with you to provide acceptable paperwork.
Incomplete scholarship applications, or applications submitted without financial documentation and a written statement, will not be considered for scholarship assistance.
In most cases, you will be notified of your scholarship award status within two weeks of the application deadline for a course.
Financial aid through FAFSA and other programs is rarely applicable to CSU Summer Arts. Check with your home campus for availability. If you are a CSU student receiving financial aid, ask your campus financial aid office if you qualify for "visiting student status" to Fresno State. If you qualify, you will be able to apply your existing financial aid to CSU Summer Arts.
Many of our applicants have had success securing additional funding through websites such as
Use this link to apply for scholarship assistance if you have already completed the registration application, but have not completed a scholarship application yet.