In addition to the significant state subsidy provided to all
students who enroll at the CSU, reflected by its low fee structure,
the CSU also dedicates a significant amount of its revenues to
need-based grants each year.
State University Grant (SUG) -
provides need-based awards to nearly 136,000 CSU students each year
to cover a portion of the State Tuition Fee for eligible
undergraduate, graduate, and postbaccalaureate students who are
California residents. Systemwide, the priority is to award a SUG at
least equal to the amount of the State University Fee ($5,472 for
undergraduates, $6,348 for teaching credential and $6,738 for
graduate and postbaccalaureate students) to eligible students who
apply for financial by March 2, who have an expected family
contribution (EFC) of $4,000 or less, and who are not receiving a
Cal Grant or other award designated to cover fees. Each campus has
established local awarding policies and priorities for these
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
Grant - annually provides assistance to over 21,000
economically and educationally disadvantaged undergraduates.
Recipients must be California residents who are admitted to a CSU
campus through the Educational Opportunity
Program. EOP students may receive a grant, based on need, of up
to $2,000 per year.
CSU Campus Financial Aid Web Sites
Most CSU campus financial aid offices have developed and
maintain web pages with important information regarding financial
aid programs and application procedures. Below are links to CSU
campus financial aid web sites.
For More Information
To see an estimate of student financial aid eligibility,
including the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), at each CSU
campus, see the CSU Cost