Apply for Financial Aid

Submit or renew a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ between January 1 and March 2 for the following academic year to receive  priority consideration for funds. Applications received after March 2nd are awarded on a funds-available basis. In order to meet the March 2nd deadline, you may report estimated tax information if you have not yet filed your tax return. Be aware that in order to apply for any type of financial aid, all males between the ages of 18 and 26 are required to register with the Selective Service.

CSUSM's Title IV Code is 030113

To be considered for a new Cal Grant, NEW applicants must complete and mail a GPA Verification Form to the California Student Aid Commission by March 2. Forms are available in college Financial Aid Offices or at local high schools and online at www.csac.ca.gov.

Approximately 3 to 4 weeks after electronically submitting your FAFSA, you will receive an email from the Federal Processor, indicating that your FAFSA has been made available to CSUSM. You may also view your processed Student Aid Report (SAR) on www.fafsa.ed.gov.

You will receive an email from the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office if additional documents are required.  Read everything carefully and promptly respond to our requests.  Check your MyCSUSM Student Center and review your "To Do" list.  Complete your "To Do" list as soon as possible. Students must submit all documents by May 1 to be considered for priority funding.

Financial Aid Important Dates

November
Obtain A PIN now! A PIN serves as your e-signature. Go to www.pin.ed.gov

January 1 - March 2 ALL New Applicants must complete a GPA Verification Form
www.csac.ca.gov

All Applicants Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.gov

March - May
Email sent by Financial Aid and Scholarship Office to students requesting documents as needed

May 1
File Completion Date for Fall 2014 entering Freshmen and Post-Baccalaureate students and all returning students.  All required forms must be submitted by this date to be considered for priority funding.

June 2
File Completion Date for all entering Transfer students.  All required forms must be submitted by this date to be considered for priority funding.

April - August
Award notifications are emailed to students for the following fall and spring semesters

August
Fall aid is disbursed the week prior to the first day of class