Financial Literacy

In today’s economic climate, coupled with the increasing costs of higher education, it just makes sense for CSUB to better educate our students on money management. Therefore, the University is excited to announce that we are now providing a comprehensive financial literacy web page dedicated to our students at http://www.igrad.com/schools/CSUB. This web page is hosted by iGrad.com and provides valuable information on the following topics.

Personal Finance Course
Take a free online tutorial on budgeting, banking, credit card debt, identify theft, and financial goals.

iGrad Townhall
View and participate in a monitored online townhall bulletin discussion board of Q&As on such topics as: I can’t afford to pay my student loan bill. What should I do?; How can I become more social?; Food Stamps; What kind of jobs are available in Allied Heath?; and more.

iGrad TV
View life lesson videos such as: How to Prepare for a Job Interview; Steve Job’s 2005 Stanford Commencement address; How to Write a Cover Letter; The Five-Minute FAFSA; Randy Pausch’s “The Last Lecture;” and more.

iGrad Articles
View articles on: Debt vs. Credit; 7 steps to the Perfect Cover Letter; The Only Thing You’ll Ever Need to Know About Investing; Smart Borrowing: Limit Your Loan Debt; How to Repay Student Loans by Volunteering; and more.

Financial Aid
View Q&A videos on applying for aid - FAFSA 101, Loan repayment; access an online Scholarship search engine and games to test your Student Loan IQ; access a Financial Aid Glossary of terms; sign up for access to free monthly iGrad webinars; and access to online financial aid Q&A via instant messaging with an iGrad expert through Ask iGrad.

Job Search
Take advantage of an online search for intern­ships and jobs.

Affordability and Value

The following link provides important information about a college’s affordability and value, including costs, graduation rate, loan default rate, and average student loan borrowing.

College Scorecard



Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022 

Phone: (661) 654-3016
Fax: (661) 654-6800
Email: finaid@csub.edu

Office Hours

Federal School Code: 007993

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