State University Grant (SUG)
The State University Grant (SUG) program provides need-based awards to eligible undergraduate and graduate/post baccalaureate students who are California residents or otherwise determined as eligible, such as AB 540-eligible students. It is funded by the State of California and administered by the California State University. The grant is designed to pay either part-time or full-time state tuition fees based on units of enrollment.
To Be Considered Eligible for SUG
- Complete the FAFSA or DREAM application by March 2nd priority deadline.
- Student must be a California Resident or AB-540 eligible as designated by the Office of Admissions and Records.
- Submit all requested documents for verification by due date established on the Student's Center 'To Do List'.
- Continuing students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Note: SUG eligibility is determined annually based upon a student's Expected Family Contribution, satisfying the 4 requirements listed above, and is subject to availability of funds.
State University Grant (SUG) Enrollment Requirements
- If a student is enrolled in 7 or more units, there is no change to the SUG award, since the State Tuition Fee remains the same.
- If a student is enrolled in 6 units, the amount of the SUG award is adjusted to reflect the half-time State Tuition Fee.
- If a student is enrolled in less than 6 units, the student is not eligible for the SUG award.
Students enrolled in less than half-time at census are not eligible for SUG funding, and their award will be canceled. An evaluation of final enrollment for a semester is at the University Census date, (this is last day of the add or drop period by permission, which typically occurs on the fourth Friday of the semester.
Note: Students must be enrolled in at least 6 units each semester to receive a SUG payment. Funding is limited and students who filed a financial aid application after the March 2nd priority deadline may be not be offered a SUG award.
- Students who are pursuing a
are not eligible for the State University Grant.
- This limitation applies to the completion of a previous degree received at CSU, Fullerton or any other college/university.
- Students who receive tuition/fee waivers, vocational rehabilitation or sponsored tuition/fee waivers are not eligible.
- Recipient of the State University Grant in one year does not guarantee the award for subsequent years due to availability of funds.
- State University Grant awards are limited based on the number of units a student has earned and the published length of their academic program.
- Students enrolled in a stand-alone Certificate Program are not eligible to receive the State University Grant.
|Undergraduate Level||Maximum Earned Units for SUG Award|
|Freshmen Admits||150 units * (All future transfer earned units are counted)|
|Transfer Students - Transferring less than 75 earned units||150 units* (CSUF Earned Units + Transfer Earned Units)|
|Transfer Students - Transferring 75 or more earned units||75 units|
Students pursing their initial (first) Undergraduate degree are eligible to receive a State University Grant award up to the maximum earned units shown below.
* The following coursework is not counted toward the undergraduate units maximums:
- Pre-Baccalaureate or Remedial coursework that does not carry baccalaureate credit.
- Test credit (AP, IB, etc.) and Military credit.
Note: Students pursing a second undergraduate degree are not eligible for the State University Grant.
|Career||Actual Units of Enrollment Requirement||Disbursed Amount|
|Undergraduate||0-5 units of enrollment||Not Eligible|
|Undergraduate||6 units of enrollment||Part-Time Tuition Fee *|
|Undergraduate||7 or more units of enrollment||Full-Time Tuition Fee *|
* Tuition Fee can be found on Student Business Services Website.