FINANCIAL AID

California State University Grants

Take a look at the grants only available to California residents. The application process for these grants may include additional forms, and funds may only be available for a limited time.

State University Grant (SUG)

The State University Grant (SUG) is available to eligible undergraduate, credential and graduate students. The Financial Aid & Scholarship Department determines which students meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Students must be California residents.
  • Students must file a FAFSA or California Dream Application by the March 2 priority deadline.
  • Students must be eligible based on their estimated family contribution (EFC of $4,000 or less).
  • Students who have received this grant in the past may not be awarded in subsequent years if funds are unavailable.
  • The State University Grant only pays the “State University Fee”.  Students enrolled through The Tseng College are not eligible for this grant because they are not charged this fee.
  • Students who receive tuition/fee waivers, vocational rehabilitation or sponsored tuition/fee waivers are not eligible.
  • Those pursuing a second bachelor's, second Master's or a second teaching credential are not eligible.
  • Undergraduate students are limited to 150 earned units. If applicable, this can include up to a maximum of 75 transfer units.
  • Credential students are limited to 36 earned units.
  • Master students are limited to 125 percent earned units of the total units required for their program; this can include all applicable transfer units.
  • All students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.
  • State University Grants are prorated based on enrollment status. If awarded a SUG, student must maintain at least half-time enrollment. If the student is not enrolled at least half time, the SUG will be canceled.  Below is an estimate of State University Grant award amounts based on enrollment

Enrollment Status

Undergraduate

Full-Time -12 or more units

 $ 2,871.00

Three-Quarter Time- 9.0-11.9 Units

 $ 2,153.00

Half-Time 6.0-8.9 Units

 $ 1,436.00

Less Than Half-Time- 1.0-5.9 Units

 $              -  

  

Enrollment Status

Teaching Credential

Full-Time -12 or more units

 $ 3,330.00

Three-Quarter Time- 9.0-11.9 Units

 $ 2,498.00

Half-Time 6.0-8.9 Units

 $ 1,665.00

Less Than Half-Time- 1.0-5.9 Units

 $              -  

  

Enrollment Status

Master

7 or more units

 $ 3,588.00

4.0-6.9 Units

 $ 2,082.00

1.0-5.9 Units

 $              -  

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) serves students who come from disadvantaged economic or educational backgrounds. The program provides admission, academic and financial assistance to eligible undergraduate students.  Students are considered for EOP based on their estimated family contribution and the availability of funds. Funding for this program is extremely limited.

Awarding Criteria and Amount:

  • Students must be admitted to the university by the EOP admissions process.
  • Students must be California residents.
  • Students must file a FAFSA or California Dream Application by the March 2 priority deadline.
  • Students must be eligible based on their estimated family contribution (EFC of $2,000 or less).
  • All Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements
  • The EOP grant award for freshmen is $800 and for sophomore-seniors $900.  Continuing Students with a GPA above 3.0 will be awarded an additional $100 EOP Academic Success Grant for the Academic Year.  The EOP Grant awards will be prorated based on enrollment status.  Below is an estimate of EOP grant award amounts based on enrollment. 

Enrollment Status

Freshmen

Sophomore-Senior

EOP Academic Success Grant

Full-Time -12 or more units

 $ 400.00

 $450.00

 $50.00

Three-Quarter Time- 9.0-11.9 Units

 $ 300.00

 $338.00

 $38.00

Half-Time 6.0-8.9 Units

 $ 200.00

 $225.00

 $25.00

Less Than Half-Time- 1.0-5.9 Units

 $  0  

 $ 0  

 $0  

Please keep in mind that not all students admitted to the Educational Opportunity Program receive the EOP grant; fund availability is limited.