Financial Aid
Financial Aid

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 (FAFS​A) or the
California Dream Act Application (CADAA)​ for certain AB 540 students​.​

Financial Aid Offices at
CSU Campuses

Your single best source of information is the financial aid office at the campus you’ll be attending.​

Apply for Financial Aid

The 2018-19 FAFSA and California Dream Act Application (CADAA) are available starting October 1, 2017. ​


​Net Price Cost Calculator

Estimate your eligibility for need-based financial aid like grants and loans to attend a CSU campus​.

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Types of Financial Aid


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 & Fellowships

These are typically given for academic achievement.

Veterans’ Aid​​​​

​These types of aid can help veterans pay for ​school.


Work-study programs allow you to work to help pay for ​​school.