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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. ​

The 2017-18 FAFSA and CADAA are still available. 

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​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

Grants

A grant is given by the federal government, CSU or state as a gift.

Loans

Loan money is given to you now, but must be  repaid later.

Scholarships

Scholarships are gifts that are typically given for achievement.

Veterans’ Aid​​​​

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

Work-Study

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