Students interested in receiving aid for the summer term must:
- have a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file for the corresponding academic year [CSUB treats the summer term as a header term (i.e., first term) to the academic year].
- complete a Summer Financial Aid Application Form.
- submit all required financial aid documents
- For student loan eligibility, be enrolled at least half-time:
- Undergraduates & Teacher Credential Students: 6 credit hours
- Master's & Doctorate Students (enrolled in 500 level coursework or higher): 4 credit hours
Available Summer Aid
Please be aware that, while the summer term typically begins in mid-June, the first disbursement of aid will not occur until after July 1st. The delay is due to the fact that federal aid funds are not released to schools until the beginning of the new fiscal year. Book vouchers are available to eligible students to purchase their books from the CSUB Bookstore prior to disbursement.
Please be aware that the variety of aid funds available during the summer term is limited.
Changes to your eligibility
Any change in enrollment could result in a change to your financial aid eligibility. Changes in enrolled credit hours, including course cancellation or withdrawal from summer classes, may result in changes to your aid. You may lose eligibility for aid you've already received, requiring you to return funds to the University. Please refer to our Census Day Repackaging policy for more information.
Pell Grant eligibility
Due to congressional elimination of the year-round Pell Grant program, students are limited to one scheduled Pell Grant award for the academic year (excluding summer). Because CSUB treats summer as a header term (i.e., first term to the academic year), students receiving Pell Grant during the summer will likely have their Pell Grant award either reduced or eliminated for the spring term.