Financial Aid Information

The CSULB Financial Aid and Scholarships assist students pursuing their higher-educational goals. You can learn about a variety of financial aid options including loans, work-study, grants, and scholarships. To apply for financial aid complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Types of Financial Aid:

  • Cal Grants
  • Educational Opportunity Grants
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
  • State University Grants
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Direct PLUS
  • Direct Stafford Loan


AB540 students who do not meet the eligibility requirements for federal financial aid may qualify for state and university aid under the California Dream Act. Undocumented students who qualify are allowed to pay in-state tuition at the university. More information can be found on CA Dream Act.

Your cost of attendance will vary depending on your program, residency status, and living arrangements. Estimates represent the average cost for a student to attend CSULB for one academic year.

Scholarships are private funds that are made available to students through separate application processes. Scholarship awards do not need to be repaid. Students are encouraged to use CSULB's Center for Scholarship Information on Scholarships. Options include: Department Scholarships, Private Scholarships, Middle Class Scholarship.

Find and apply for scholarships, colleges and jobs.

Many students choose to work in order to help cover the costs of their college education. There are many on-campus and off-campus job opportunities available. Visit our Career Development Center for more information. Options include: Federal Work-Study, Student Assistant positions, Off-Campus employment.