Depending on your individual circumstance and type of program you plan to pursue there are options to assist in funding your educational goals.
Degree Seeking Students
If you are a student who is matriculated (formally accepted to the campus) in an Extended Learning degree program and need additional information about financial aid options, please contact the Financial Aid office at 760-750-4850.
Grants and Scholarships
While we encourage students to reserach grants and scholarships specifc to thier major or individual circumstance, CSUSM does offer a general scholarship. Learn more about this general scholarship.
The Cal Grant is available to Extended Learning students starting programs in the fall and spring semesters. Cal Grant is not currently availbale for students starting programs during the summer terrm.
CalVet College Tuition Fee Waiver
The CalVet College Tuition Fee Waiver can not be applied to Extended Learning degrees, certificates or courses.
State University Grant
The State University Grant can not be applied to Extended Learning degrees, certificates or courses.
Kaiser IONE Forgivable Loan and Scholarship
Available to Kaiser employees in their first year of the RN-BSN or MSN programs. Learn more about this option.
There are a multitude of private lenders that will fund programs for Extended Learning (non-matriculated) students. In addition to seeking funding via priviate lenders you may explore the funding options below.
Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
CSUSM Extended Learning is an approved provider for WIOA with the San Diego Workforce Partnership and the Riverside County Workforce Development Centers. For more information and a list of approved programs visit our WIOA webpage.
MyCAA — Free Career Training for Military Spouses
Military spouses can use MyCAA for Extended Learning programs. Learn more at MyCAA.