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 federal student aid (grants, loans and work-study funds), you have to meet certain eligibility requirements. See more information below.

Please note to be eligible for federal loans, students must be enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours for undergraduate students and 3 credit hours for graduate students), be degree seeking in an eligible degree or certificate program and be taking courses that are required for their degree.

To be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant, undergraduate students must be in at least 3 credit hours, degree seeking in an eligible degree or certificate program and taking courses that are required for their degree. 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; student must not already have a bachelor’s degree. Click here for federal eligibility.

Amount of Award: Maximum of $5,775 for 2015-2016

How to Apply: Submit FAFSA

Renewal Policy: Submit FAFSA Annually. Available every Jan. 1.

For undergraduate students only.  Student must be a 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: Loan limits: $5,500 yr Freshman, $6,500 yr Sophomore, $7,500 yr Junior and Senior

How to Apply: Submit FAFSA

Renewal Policy: Submit FAFSA Annually. Available every Jan. 1.