Financial Aid


Students interested in financial aid are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be eligible, you must be enrolled in at least 6 units each term and you must be a citizen or eligible non-citizen (permanent resident) of the United States. Students in this program are not eligible for State University Grants (SUGs).

The financial aid options for our online programs include:

  • Stafford Loans - Subsidized and unsubsidized long-term, low-interest loans through the federal government
  • Pell Grants - Federal grant for students who demonstrate need. It is a federally funded program for U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.
  • Cal Grants – Cal Grants are administered by the California Student Aid Commission. Students may be considered for the Cal Grant A or B program by completing the Free Application Federal Student Aid by March 2 each year and completing all other application requirements as outlined by the California Student Aid Commission. Further details regarding the Cal Grant programs can be found at the California Student Aid Commission website.

For complete details about each of these financial aid options, please visit the CSUF Financial Aid office's Awards page.

Military Benefits

If you are active military or a veteran, your education benefits can be used for yourself or dependents. To learn more, please visit the University’s Veterans Certification page.

Note: This program is not eligible for the Cal Vet fee waiver program.

Financial aid questions?

If you’re ready to invest in your future, we’re ready to help. Send us a note with your questions, and we’ll help you navigate any financial concerns you might have.

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