Year Round Programs

Financial Aid is typically awarded for Fall and Spring terms only, there are several programs at CSU Fullerton that are designated as Year Round Programs. The programs require students to be enrolled in courses in Fall, Spring, & Summer. This results in the students in these programs receiving unique financial aid awards. In the Office of Financial Aid we call these programs, Special Programs, as they have special financial aid rules. Some of these programs may have additional fees above and beyond the standard fees, books, parking, etc. The Office of Financial aid is required to reserve 1/3 of your annual Federal Direct Loan eligibility for that mandatory summer term and, if applicable, update your cost of attendance with any additional allowable educational expenses if you are in a Special Program.

Special Programs Listed by Degree Type


Nursing Distance EL-BSN: 33NURDUBS Nursing LVN: 33NURVUBS 


School Nurse Services Credential: 33CHDDPCRD Cal State Teach: 94MSCMPND


Nursing Distance EL-BSN: 33NURDPBS Nursing Accelerated BSN: 33NURQPBS Nursing LVN: 33NURVPBS Pre-Health: 66PHEEPCRT


Nurse Anesthetist: 33NURAPMS Nursing/EL-MSN: 33NUREPMS Nursing Leadership: 33NURLPMS Nursing Leadership Distance: 33NURRPM

MS in Nursing

  • School Nursing: 33NURCPMS
  • Women’s Health Care: 33NURHPMS
  • Nursing Educator: 33NURTPMS

MS in Education

  • Education Technology Online: 50EDEOPMS
  • Higher Education: 50EDHEPMS
  • K-12: 50EDEAPMS
MS Combined Elementary Curriculum and Credential: 50EDCCPMS MS in Instructional Design: 50IDTEPMS
MS in Information Technology: 42INFTPMS      


Doctor of Nursing Practice: 33NDNPPDNP

EdD, Educational Leadership

  • Higher Education: 50EDCMPEDD
  • K-12: 50EDLDPEDD

Extension and International UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

BA in Sociology: 37SOCXUBA BA in Business Administration: 42BUPOUBA

extension and international GRADUATE PROGRAMS

MS in Counseling: 33COGGPMS MS in Social Work: 33MSWXPMSW MS in Taxation: 42TAXOPMS MS in Software Engineering: 69EGSXPMS
MBA Program: 42FMBAPMBA MBA Business Administration : 42BUMXPMBA  


Due to the year round nature of these special programs we are required to reserve a portion of your student loan eligibility for the summer term.


Important Note: Only students who are eligible to file a FAFSA application are eligible to receive Federal forms of financial aid.


Types of Aid Chart (Download) PDF File

Federal Grants

All of the following are consider eligible for Federal Grant.

  • All 1st time undergraduate students, including those in Extension and International Programs (EIP) programs
  • Cal State Teach Students

State Grant Programs

  • State University Grant -- All student who pay state fees, with the exception of Postbac/2nd BA students, are considered for this grant. Because EIP and Doctoral program students do not pay state fees, they are also not considered for this grant.
  • Cal Grant -- All 1st time undergraduates are considered including those in EIP programs. 

Federal Direct Loans

  • Subsidized Loan -- All undergraduate and Cal State Teach students, include those in EIP programs are considered.
  • Unsubsidized Loan -- All student whether in undergraduate or graduate programs, including EIP programs, are considered.

Federal Plus Loans

  • Parent Plus -- Parents of dependent 1st time undergraduate students, including those in EIP programs, may apply at
  • Graduate Plus -- All graduate students including those in the Doctoral and EIP programs, may apply at


We know that you may have additional questions. We have created some FAQ handouts that may be of use to you, click those of interest to you to obtain a pdf copy.

Special Programs FAQs PDF File

Programs with Specific FAQs