Federal Perkins Loan

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.

Federal Direct Loan

Direct Loans are borrowed funds you must repay with interest in which the lender is the U.S. Department of Education.  Direct Loans have low, fixed interest rates which can be used toward paying a student’s educational costs.

Federal PLUS Loan

A credit-based loan for parents of dependent undergraduate students or graduate students.

Private Education Loans

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.

Bookstore Debit Card Loan

A $300 loan 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.

Useful Links

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.