Eighty percent of students at the California State University receive some type of financial aid. So chances are good that you’re eligible, too. That’s why it’s important to apply for aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the
California Dream Act Application (CADA) for certain AB 540 students.
Your single best source of information is the financial aid office at the campus you’ll be attending.
The 2018-19 FAFSA and California Dream Act application (CADA) are available starting October 1, 2017.
The 2017-18 FAFSA and CADA are still available.
Go to the FAFSAApply for the California Dream Act
Estimate your eligibility for need-based financial aid like grants and loans to attend a CSU campus.
A grant is given by the federal government, CSU or state as a gift.
Loan money is given to you now, but must be repaid later.
Scholarships are gifts that are typically given for achievement.
These types of aid can help veterans pay for school.
Work-study programs allow you to work to help pay for school.
Find answers to the most commonly asked questions about aid.
Read the FAQ
These sites can help make the financial aid process faster and easier.
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