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Paying for College

As you apply to the CSU, you're probably wondering how much your degree will cost and how you'll pay for your education. These resources will help answer these questions and more.

CSU Costs

These tools will help you estimate and compare tuition, fees, housing, and other expenses.

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Financial Aid

Scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study: Learn about all your options for financial support here.

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Fee Waiver

Find out of if you're among those students eligible for a waiver of the $55 fee to apply to the CSU.

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Financial Aid & Scholarships for Teachers & Educators

Federal TEACH Grants and the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program are two important sources of aid for aspiring teachers and other educators.

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Educational Oppor​tunity Program​​ (EOP) Gr​ant

This grant serves low-income and educationally disadvantaged students, many of whom are first-generation college students.

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Ai​d for Veterans​​

Vets and active-duty military can access a variety of resources through the state and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Aid fo​r Former Foster Youth​​

Students who were once in foster care can get help paying for college through scholarships, grants, loans and work-stu​dy.

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Aid for Undocumented St​udents​​​

The California Dream Act Application (CADA) allows eligible students who are undocumented to apply for state financial aid to help pay for their education.