Our Mission

The Office of Financial Aid &Scholarships strives to maximize financial aid opportunities to assist students in realizing their educational goals at California State University Bakersfield. 

Our Vision

Be a leading office on campus that uses all resources at our disposal to help students and their families seek, obtain and make the best use of financial aid opportunities we can provide, while adhering to all fiscal and regulatory requirements.

Our Values

  • Educational success is essential for the betterment of students' lives and society.
  • Operating with a student–centered focus is critical to student and institutional success.
  • Vision and innovation are critical to our effectiveness in an ever-changing environment.
  • Positive, supportive teamwork promote better student service and a sustainable work environment.
  • All individuals should be treated with empathy and respect.
  • Successful delivery of financial aid is our passion.

Our Goals

  • Package financial aid to support the University's mission to recruit and retain a high quality, diverse class.
  • Maximize sources of federal, state, institutional and private funding to help students complete degree in 4 years.
  • Provide personalized, timely, quality service to our customers and each other.
  • Educate the public and policy leaders about student funding needs.
  • Promote effective student money and debt management.
  • Expand and enhance opportunities for student employment.
  • Manage our office with integrity and fiscal responsibility.
  • Administer federal, state and institutional funds in accordance with respective compliance guidelines
  • Build partnerships in the community and on-campus to benefit student success
  • Streamline processing and stay up-to-date with technology
  • Communicate effectively with students and the campus
  • Seek out opportunities to fill the funding gap for dorm students and students trying to complete degree


Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022 

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

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Federal School Code: 007993

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