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Welcome to Financial Aid

The mission of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at California State University San Marcos is to provide access to postsecondary education by eliminating or reducing financial barriers to your academic success. You have made an important decision and one of the most important financial investments you will make in your lifetime: a college education. This investment includes planning your college affairs and finances, allowing you the opportunity to focus your attention on your learning experiences.

We believe that you will find the our office to be your financial resource center. Our office has a committed team of professionals who are here to work in partnership with you to help you understand and manage your college expenses, identify ways to meet those expenses, and keep you up-to-date with information that can assist you and your family in ways to realize your goals.

In developing the information presented at this web site, we have prepared information that will guide you through the financial aid application process, explain the types of student aid programs available, provide details on how funds will be disbursed, and advise you on the requirements to maintain continued eligibility for financial aid as you progress through your academic program at Cal State San Marcos. We hope you will find the information helpful, that you will return to our site regularly for new, updated information, and that it will become a valuable tool for you in planning the financing of your higher education at Cal State San Marcos.