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Financial Assistance

Scholarships: Scholarships are a type of aid that does not have to be repaid and are awarded based on need or merit.

Grants: Grants are a form of gift aid and do not need to be repaid.

Fellowships: Fellowships are fund study or research based. Awards are made on a competitive basis, with no regard for financial need. Fellowships are designed with specific goals in mind and are not generally used for exploratory purposes.

Work-Study: Federal Work-Study is a federally funded student employment program where you can earn money to pay for your college costs.

Loans: Loans are borrowed money that have to be repaid at some point. They are available under varying terms and conditions. The Federal Stafford loans are the most common low-interest loans.


NOTE: The definitions for Scholarships and Fellowships are sometimes used interchangeably.


Reference: www.csun.edu/finaid

Financial Assistance

CSUN Sociology Department and AKD Kappa Chapter Awards

~ AKD International Honor Society Paper Competition (more info).


Financial Aid & Scholarship Department

Types of Financial Aid


Work Study



FAFSA on the Web

Federal Student Aid

Cal Grants

California Student Aid Commission


Scholarship Search Engines







Graduate Studies

Student Financial Opportunities

Graduate Studies' Facebook Page‏


Sociological Associations- Awards & Scholarships

Alpha Kappa Delta International Honor Society

Pacific Sociological Association

American Sociological Association

California Sociological Association

Society for the Study of Social Problems

Sociologists for Women in Society


CSU: The Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program