Federal assistance for your education

Several grant programs are available to qualifying students. Unlike loans, grants don’t have to be paid back.

To qualify for grants, you have to meet certain eligibility requirements. See more information below.

To be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant, undergraduate students must be in at least 3 degree-seeking credit hours. View CSU’s withdrawal and return of  Title IV Federal Student Aid policy

For undergraduate students only. Eligibility is determined according to federal law and is based on the financial information you and your family provide on your FAFSA; must have financial need. To be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant, undergraduate students must be in at least 3 degree-seeking credit hours. View CSU’s withdrawal and return of  Title IV Federal Student Aid policy. Students must not already have earned a bachelor’s degree. Click here for federal eligibility.

Amount of Award: Maximum of $6,345 for 2020-2021

How to Apply: Submit FAFSA. Available October 1.

Renewal Policy: Submit FAFSA annually. Available October 1. Not guaranteed to be renewed based on federal need, maximum yearly limits, maximum lifetime limits etc.

For undergraduate students only.  Student must be a full Pell Grant recipient with exceptional financial need based on FAFSA Expected Family Contribution. Funding is limited, and funds are awarded on a first-come basis. Click here for federal eligibility.

Amount of Award:Up to $1,000 per academic year, pending availability of funding.

How to Apply: Submit FAFSA. Available October 1.

Renewal Policy: Submit FAFSA annually. Available October 1. Not guaranteed to be renewed based on federal need, funding availability, etc.