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Cal State LA : Cost and Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office

Financial aid officer:Tamie Nguyen, Director of Financial Aid
Contacting the office:(323) 343-6260
(323) 343-3166 (fax)
FAFSA number:001140

Expences

Undergraduate tuition:$6,356; $15,284 out-of-state
Book fees:$1,898
Miscellaneous expenses:$2,964
Other expenses:Personal and transportation.
Combined room and board expenses:$12,860

Applying for Aid

Required formPriority dateRolling?Closing date
FAFSAMarch 3noN/A
Applied for financial aid:
  • 60% of first-year students 
  • 92% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 82% of part-time undergraduates
Determined to have financial need:
  • 94% of first-year students 
  • 95% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 96% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any financial aid:
  • 98% of first-year students 
  • 98% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 94% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any need-based gift aid:
  • 95% of first-year students 
  • 97% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 90% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received need-based self-help aid:
  • 66% of first-year students 
  • 74% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 82% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received any non-need-based gift aid:
  • 0% of first-year students 
  • 0% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 0% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid whose need was fully met (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • 17% of first-year students 
  • 18% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 3% of part-time undergraduates
Average percent of need that was met of students who received any need-based aid (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • 65% for first-year students 
  • 65% for full-time undergraduates 
  • 58% for part-time undergraduates
Average financial aid package (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $10,192 for first-year students 
  • $10,811 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $9,752 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based gift award:
  • $8,622 for first-year students 
  • $8,293 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $6,622 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $3,546 for first-year students 
  • $4,101 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $4,218 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $3,541 for first-year students 
  • $4,084 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $4,213 for part-time undergraduates
Students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
  • 1% of first-year students 
  • 1% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 1% of part-time undergraduates
Average award to students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
  • $2,590 for first-year students 
  • $2,313 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $1,705 for part-time undergraduates
Students who received a non-need-based athletic award:
  • 0% of first-year students 
  • 0% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 0% of part-time undergraduates
Average non-need-based athletic award:
  • $0 for first-year students
  • $3,960 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $0 for part-time undergraduates
School participates in Federal Work-Study Program:yes

Types of Aid Available

Parent loans packaged to meet need:
  • Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • Federal Nursing Loans
  • College/University Loans
Percent of undergraduates who have borrowed through all loan programs:50%
Need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • need-based (general)
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • SEOG
  • state scholarships/grants
  • college/university scholarships/grants (institutional funds)
  • private scholarships/grants

Additional Information

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum.  Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate.  Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun.  All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees."