Which application do I file?
|Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)||California Dream Application|
|Submit a 2021-2022 FAFSA||Submit a 2021-2022 California Dream application|
|Eligible to receive funding from federal, state, and institutional aid programs||Eligible to receive funding from CA State and CA institutional aid programs|
For help on submitting a FAFSA, watch these short FATv videos
For help on submitting a California Dream application, watch these short FATv videos
The 2021-2022 financial aid applications are now live! Submit or renew your financial aid application between October 1 and March 2 for the following academic year. Be sure to file before the priority filing deadline of March 2 in order to be considered for the maximum types of aid. Applications submitted after March 2 will not be eligible for CA State or CSULB Institutional Grants.
Your financial aid application is used to determine your eligibility for all types of aid, and some scholarship providers may use your application information to determine whether you qualify for their awards. You must reapply for financial aid each year
Which application do I file if I'm in the EdD or DPT program?
Both the EdD and the DPT programs begin enrollment with the Summer term, which is considered to be part of the prior academic year. Financial aid for your Summer term is available, but may require completion of a separate process – including completing a separate financial aid application for the prior academic year, if one is not already on file at CSULB.
- For the 2021 Summer term: submit a 2020-2021 FAFSA or CA Dream application
- For the 2021-2022 year: submit a 2021-2022 FAFSA or CA Dream application
Review the Information Guide for your program, which details the process, and required FAFSA Applications, for students applying to the EdD or DPT Programs.