State University Grant (SUG)

The State University Grant (SUG) is unique to the California State University (CSU) system and is funded from a percentage of CSU system-wide student tuition fee revenues. Limited allocations are provided to campuses based on their enrollment levels and other student data. Award amounts may vary by EFC and available funds. SUG funds are normally awarded for the fall and spring terms only. General eligibility requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Be admitted to and enrolled at least half-time at a CSU campus:
    • Students cannot have accumulated more than 150 earned units in their CSU undergraduate careers;
    • Undergraduate transfer students cannot accumulate more than 75 earned units while enrolled at CSUB;
    • Teacher Credential students cannot accumulate more than 45 earned units or the published length of their program, whichever is greater, while enrolled at CSUB;
    • Graduate students cannot exceed more than 125% earned units of the published length of the program while enrolled at CSUB;
    • 2nd BA, Credential and/or Master's degree programs are not eligible.
  • Be classified as a California resident for financial aid and tuition fee payment purposes;
  • Pay the State University Tuition Fee (e.g., students enrolled in Extended University courses are not eligible, nor are students who do not pay SUF because of some other form of aid);
  • Have a valid FAFSA on file for the corresponding academic year;
  • Demonstrate financial need according to the FAFSA need analysis;
  • Not be in default of a student loan;
  • Not owe a repayment of previously received student aid;
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress according to the standards established for financial aid purposes by the CSU campus; and
  • Have an eligible EFC according to the CSU campus SUG awarding methodology.

Priority awarding consideration will be given to students who meet all the following conditions:

  • Undergraduate students;
  • "On- time" financial aid applicants;
  • Have an EFC less than $4,000;
  • Enrolled at least half- time;
  • Have not received a grant, scholarship, or waiver designated for fees;

Please Note: Students receiving other aid specifically earmarked for fees (e.g., Cal Grant, Athletic Grant Fee Awards, Fee Waivers, etc.) will have their SUG award reduced or canceled accordingly.

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022 

Phone: (661) 654-3016
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