Cal Grant A eligibility for the Entitlement
and Competitive grants is based on academic achievement and financial
need. The grant is applied toward registration fees but may not
cover full fees. CSUF Award Maximum: $4,026
Cal Grant B Entitlement and Competitive
grants consist of a subsistence allowance and, for renewal recipients,
an award for registration fees. Eligibility is based on demonstration
of substantial financial need. CSUF Award Maximum: Subsistence,
$1,551; Fees, $4,026
Educational Opportunity Program Grant (EOP)
is a state funded program for undergraduate students with financial
need who have been admitted to CSUF through the EOP Program. Eligible
students must be California residents. CSUF Award Maximum: $800
Federal Pell Grant is the foundation
of financial aid to undergraduates who demonstrate need. It is a
federally funded program for U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens.
CSUF Award Maximum: $5,550
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity
Grant (FSEOG) is a federally funded grant that is available
to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. Priority
in awarding FSEOG funds must be given to Pell Grant recipients.
CSUF Award Maximum: $800
State University Grant (SUG) is funded
by the State of California to assist students with educational expenses.
Students must be California residents and must demonstrate need.
CSUF Award Maximum: $4,662 More...
Graduate Equity Fellowship This fellowship
is funded by the California State University system to graduate
students. Eligible students must be California residents, demonstrate
financial need of at least $1,000, and be accepted into or continuing
in a graduate program with at least a 3.0 GPA. CSUF Award Maximum:
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher
Education (TEACH) Grant is a federally funded grant program which provides
up to $4,000 a year to students who agree to serve at least four years as a
full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or
secondary school that serves students from low-income families. CSUF will only
award Teacher Credential or CAL State Teach students for the 2012-2013 academic
Scholarships Although scholarships are
awarded to honor outstanding achievement, many take financial need
into consideration during the review process. Most applications
are due the last Friday in February, and the recipients are selected
during the spring semester for the next academic year. Full details
regarding specific scholarship requirements and deadlines are in
the Scholarship and Awards Bulletin, which is available the first
week of December. A limited number of bulletins is available in
the Office of Financial Aid, all Deans Offices and
online. (also see left navigation menu for Scholarships link) CSUF Award
Maximum: $100 - $5,000
Federal Perkins Loan is a federally funded
program providing long-term low-interest (5%) loans for students
who demonstrate financial need. Interest does not accrue on the
loan and there is no repayment while the student is enrolled at
least half-time. Repayment begins nine months following graduation,
withdrawal, or enrollment below half-time status. The amount available for CSUF students depends upon the repayments
of previous CSUF borrowers and an annual federal allocation to the
institution. CSUF Undergraduate, Graduate & Credential Candidate
Award Maximum: up to $4,500.
Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
are available to undergraduate, credential and graduate students enrolled in a minimum of 6 units who have completed a FAFSA.
PLUS is available to Parents of undergraduate students who have completed a FAFSA, and are enrolled in a minimum of 6 units.
GRAD PLUS is available to graduate students who have completed a FAFSA and are enrolled in a minimum of 6 units.
Emergency Loans are available for
unexpected expenses related to college attendance and are not available to use for fee payment. Students must
demonstrate the ability to repay the loan, have no outstanding
obligations with the university and be enrolled in at least 6 units. Loan maximum is $500; repayment is due 45 days later.
Federal Work-Study (FWS) This federally-funded
program provides employment opportunities to students with financial
need. Students receive an allocation of funds to be earned through
part-time employment. The hourly wage will depend on the type of
job performed. Students can take advantage of this employment opportunity
to work in areas related to their studies or career plans. Click
here to search for FWS jobs.
If you are not eligible for Federal Work Study, you might want to
look into non-Financial Aid employment such as:
Student Assistant Employment Student assistants
must be enrolled in one unit or more per semester in the CSU, regularly
attending classes, and in good academic standing leading toward
a degree. Most student employees may work up to 20 hours per week
during the academic year, plus additional hours during academic
breaks. In some cases, students may work 40 hours per week. Generally,
summer student employees may work up to 40 hours per week.