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Important CSUF Policies Regarding Your Award

When you “request” financial aid funds, you acknowledge the following policies:

Policy One

California State University, Fullerton reserves the right to review, adjust or cancel financial aid awards at any time because of changes in federal, state, or CSUF availability of funds.

Policy Two

All award offers are prepared based on full-time enrollment (e.g. 12+ units undergrad, 8+ units grad). If you plan to be enrolled part-time, your award offer will not be revised but your payment may be adjusted. Cal Grant, State University Grant, Educational Opportunity Grant, and Federal Pell Grant are adjusted based on less than full-time status.

Policy Three

When the University prepares your disbursement, your fees will be paid first by applying your financial aid funds directly to your fee obligation and other university debts like library or health center fees. Any funds remaining will be prepared in the form of a balance check to be disbursed to you or sent to your bank account through Direct Deposit.

Policy Four

Cal Grant A and Cal Grant B fee awards are adjusted if you are enrolled in fewer than 7 units because you are charged a lower fee for 1-6 units.

Policy Five

You must be enrolled at least half-time (6 units equivalent) to receive Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, Cal Grant A or B, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Educational Opportunity Grant, ACG/SMART, and State University Grant.

Policy Six

Grants and Scholarships are gift aid (free money). We automatically assume that you accept any grants or scholarships.

Policy Seven

Loans and Work-Study must be accepted or declined. See instructions in Titan Online. Disbursed loans must be repaid.

Policy Eight

Your eligibility for financial aid programs is contingent upon your meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policies. You must complete the required number of units and you must complete your academic program within a reasonable timeframe as described in the SAP Policy.

Policy Nine

Regulations governing financial aid are subject to change at any time without notice.

Policy Ten

Your financial aid offer will be voided and/or one or more financial aid programs (as appropriate) will be canceled if it is based on any error in determining eligibility for aid whether you or the Office of Financial Aid made the error.

Policy Eleven

If you withdraw from/cease attending all of your classes, you may be required to repay some or all of the funds received and any fee refund will be returned to the appropriate financial aid account.

Policy Twelve

If your enrollment status is reduced prior to the fifth week of classes and a Federal Pell Grant and/or Cal Grant and/or State University Grant was disbursed, you may be billed for any overpaid amount.

Policy Thirteen

Your award may be adjusted or canceled due to changes in financial aid need, state residency, marital or academic status or if you fail to comply with State, Federal and University regulations.

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