financial aid basics
Bayramian Hall, first floor
(west of the Oviatt Library)
Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Counseling Hours
Monday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
A referral slip is required from the first-floor financial aid window. Visits with a financial aid counselor are limited to 15 minutes. Please have your questions ready.
Please be in line at least 30 minutes before closing; hours are subject to change.
A low-interest loan that is available to students with exceptional financial need. Funds are extremely limited, and individual award amounts vary depending on federal limits, student need and fund availability.
A low fixed-rate loan that is either subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized Stafford loans are available to students eligible for need-based financial aid. Unsubsidized Stafford loans are available to all students, regardless of income.
A low-interest loan that is unsubsidized while the student is in school. It is available to parents of dependent undergraduate students.
A loan program for students in master's or doctoral degree programs.
A credit-based consumer loan for the sole purpose of covering education costs. These types of loans tend to cost more than education loans offered by the federal government.
A $300 exclusively for purchasing books and supplies at the Matador Bookstore. It is available to all students, whether they are eligible for financial aid or not.
A collection of outside links, including cost calculators, that will help you keep track of your loan debt and finances.
All staff members of the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department at California State University, Northridge adhere to The California State University Student Lending — Code of Conduct, which restricts activity that may lead to conflicts of interest.