Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships administers many financial aid programs, which enable students without adequate finances to attend the University. Staff members are available and eager to provide information and guidance concerning the financial aid application and delivery process. The four kinds of financial aid available to CSUB students are grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships. With the exception of some academic scholarships, most funds are awarded on the basis of financial need. Most students are eligible for loans. A student's first step in the financial aid application process is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it to the federal processor for need analysis.

The FAFSA is available at California high schools, college and university financial aid offices and at the CSUB AV main building. Or the FAFSA may be submitted on-line at The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships home page has additional information concerning the financial aid application and delivery process. The home page provides information about how to apply, types of aid, downloadable forms, requirements, award determination, processing timelines, financial aid questions, links to other financial aid sources and scholarship searches, how to contact the office, and Financial Aid Highlights, which is a periodic electronic news update. To contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships: CSUB - Main campus location: Student Admin., Rm. 114. Hours: Telephone 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (M-F); Walk-up window 10:00 am. - 3:00 p.m. (M-F); Extended Hours (first week of each term) 10:00 am. - 3:00 p.m. (M-Th) Phone: 661-654-3016 Fax: 661-654-6800 AV Campus Students may contact 661-952-5000 to be transferred to financial aid. The AV financial aid counselor can be reached at the Web Site: or via EMail: and will be physically at the AV Campus from 10:00am-3:00pm on the following dates for the Fall 2012 quarter: Sept 5, Oct 2, Nov 7, and Dec 5, 2012.