If you are applying for financial aid, you must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is used to determine the EFC and allows the campus financial aid office to determine financial aid eligibility and consider the student for an EOP grant for up to $2,000 per year. However, due to limited campus program funding, the average award per student is $811. You must file the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, 2016, and before the California financial aid priority filing date of March 2, 2017. EOP grants will be awarded only as long as funds are available. You will have a better chance of receiving an EOP grant and other financial aid for which you are eligible if you apply as soon as possible.
For students, without lawful immigration status, who qualify for an AB540 nonresident tuition exemption, you may file for state and institutional funded financial aid by filing a California Dream Application at www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp. Like the FAFSA, you must file the Dream application as soon as possible after October 1, 2016, and by the California financial aid priority filing deadline of March 2, 2017.
Application for financial aid is a separate process from the EOP admission process. See page 5 of the EOP information and application booklet for more information about materials required for your financial aid application. For additional information about financial aid, please review the 2017-2018 CSU undergraduate application for admission booklet.