FINANCIAL AID

Loans

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 Stafford Loan

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.

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.