Financial Aid & Scholarship Department
If you’re looking for information on grants, loans, scholarships, work-study or any other financial aid resource, you've come to the right place. The best way to begin the financial aid process is by starting with the basics and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
You may be subject to a verification process and asked to submit certain forms and documents. Once the necessary paperwork is in order, you will find out if you qualify for grants, loans or work-study. You may also independently apply for scholarships, and seek other resources.
It may seem like a lot, but we’re here to help and make the financial aid process a pleasant one. If you’re still having a difficult time, we've put together some tips and tutorials for your convenience.
"CSUNopoly: Financial Literacy Edition” is a fun and informational event dedicated to helping every student learn about finances, credit, FAFSA, scholarships and more. Working in partnership with the CSUN Financial Aid & Scholarships office, attendees will not only gain knowledge about scholarships and student loans, but also useful information on how to keep their finances strong after graduation. Read more
Come and complete your FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application. There will be Financial Aid staff to help guide you. Drop by for a question or stay for the whole session. Read more
Your spring financial aid funds will be released and applied to your outstanding University charges by January 12th. e-Refunds and paper balance checks will be processed by January 16th. Read more
If your or your parents’ income for 2014 is significantly less than the 2013 income reported on your FAFSA because of unemployment, death, divorce, or other extenuating circumstances, you may be eligible to file an appeal to have your aid eligibility re-evaluated based on your documented 2014 income. For more information about the income appeal process, deadlines and instructions for submitting the appeal, please read the Income Appeal Form. Read more