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Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Graduate Equity Fellowship:   The GEF Program can award grants to specific groups of graduate students.  To qualify, a student must fall into one or more of the following categories:

a.  economically disadvantaged

b.  have disabilities

c.  be a woman in the natural and mathematical sciences

d.  be from another underrepresented group.

In the past, individual grant awards ranged from $500 to $3000 for an academic year. Students must be formally admitted to a specific graduate program at CSUB, be a full-time graduate student for the duration of the award, and have a minimum of 8 credit units counting toward the graduate Plan of Study each term.

Qualification for a grant is based upon academic excellence and promise. The amount of the grant is based on financial need as determined by the Financial Aid office at CSUB. Students may qualify for a maximum of six consecutive terms of support and must reapply in spring term for continued funding the following academic year.  

Guidelines

Application

Graduate Student Tuition Fee Waiver (GSTFW) Program:  A minimal number of graduate student tuition fee waivers are available each year.  The goals of the GSTFW program include 1) to increase the number of CSUB graduate students who would otherwise attend without financial assistance; 2) to provide student assistant support to graduate programs that have demonstrated notable enrollment growth; and, 3) to assist graduate programs to recruit students from underrepresented groups.  Nominations by faculty are requested toward the end of spring quarter. 

Graduate Assumption Program of Loans for Education (Graduate APLE): Once a Graduate APLE participant has obtained a graduate degree, the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) may assume a total of $6000 in outstanding educational loans in return for a cumulative total of three consecutive full-time years of eligible teaching service at one or more colleges or universities in California.  Check the Financial Aid Home Page for additional information and programs.