Welcome to CSUF Office of Financial Aid!

Financial aid is available to remove the cost barriers that may prevent you from pursuing your educational goals. Assistance is available from a variety of programs funded by federal and state grants, student loans, student employment opportunities, as well as scholarships provided by the university and private sources. Students who demonstrate significant financial need may qualify for grant aid while students with less need may obtain low cost loans. Financial need is determined through a formula that assesses the family’s relative financial strength and ability to contribute to meeting the student’s educational costs. The single most important step you can take each year is to ensure that you submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the CSUF priority filing date of March 2nd. You may complete the FAFSA online.

Our website has been designed to help you navigate the financial aid process and to learn important information about financial aid programs.  You may email us any time at financialaid@fullerton.edu or call us at 657-278-3125 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please see the "Contact Us" tab for complete information

We look forward to being your partner as you pursue your educational goals. Thank you for visiting our website and best wishes!

Together Titans Can Reach Higher!


Important DATES

  • May 2
    Loan application deadline for 15/16 academic year loans
  • May 9
    Deadline for 15/16 academic year verification documents
  • June 6
    Summer disbursements begin
  • June 9                                                         Priority document submission deadline for 16/17 financial aid applicants


CSUF Portal & student Email

Know how to check your online portal & student email? Have you checked your to-do list? Did you know the primary way that the Office of Financial Aid communicates with students is via your CSUF student email account

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Need to Pay Your Fees?

Have you been notified that your campus balance is due & now you're are worried that your classes may be dropped? As a financial aid recipient, immediate action may not be required. Learn about Financial Aid Good News Hold

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FSA ID Replaces PIN

Attention: You will no longer use a Federal Student Aid PIN to log in to our websites. You now need an FSA ID (username, password.) Those with a PIN can link their info when registering for the FSA IDOpens in new window but this is not required.

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Info For Parents 

As parents of a CSUF student, you may have questions about financial aid. We created a resource for Parents to be of assistance as you help your student.

Info For Faculty/Staff

We all want to help Titans Reach Higher, which is why we have created a resource for Faculty & Staff who work with students in a variety of roles.

Contact Us

Financial Aid representatives are available to assist students both in person & over the phone. Financial Aid advising & counseling is available on a walk in basis. 

IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Did you complete the FAFSA before you filed your 2014 taxes? Once you've filed taxes, you can log in & update your FAFSA with information from your 2014 IRS tax return by using the IRS Data Retrieval ToolOpens in new window.


IRS Tax Transcript

If your file is selected for verification & you did not use the IRS DRT, you may need to request a tax transcript from IRSOpens in new window. Personal copies of tax returns can no longer be accepted.

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