Scholarships & Financial Aid

There are several financial aid resources to help make earning your credential or degree in education more affordable.  The list below is a set of resources for educators.  Feel free to contact the CSUF Financial Aid Office for additional opportunities.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

CSUF Scholarship Bulletin for College of Education, 2018 - 2019 PDF File Opens in new window  (List of Scholarships)

Please note we are not currently accepting applications.  The 2019-2020 scholarship cycle will begin in January 2019.  You may review the list of scholarships for details in preparation for the next application cycle.

CSUF Scholarship Application Form, 2018 - 2019  PDF File Opens in new window (Fillable PDF)

The CSUF Scholarship Bulletin is posted each January for the following academic year.  The College of Education has over 25 scholarships that you can apply for each year. 

TEACHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE FOR COLLEGE AND HIGHER EDUCATION (TEACH) GRANT Opens in new window

With the TEACH Grant, you could be awarded up to $4000 per year during the Credential or Master’s programs as long as you fulfill a specified teaching commitment after graduation.  Contact the Financial Aid Office in UH-146 for more details.

WARNE FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP IN SPECIAL EDUCATION PDF File Opens in new window

Generous funding from the Warne Family Charitable Foundation is available to CSUF students who are pursuing a degree, credential or authorization in Special Education.

OTHER SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES

Cal State Teacher Ed Scholarships Opens in new window  -  Teacher Scholarships and Loan Cancellation Programs

Fastweb Opens in new window  - Find  scholarships for college

CollegeNET Opens in new window  - Search the scholarship database

College Board Opens in new window  - Connect students to colleges

Scholarships.com Opens in new window  - Finaancial Aid to help pay for college

FinAid Opens in new window  - What is a scholarship?

 

FINANCIAL AID

FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) Opens in new window

The FAFSA application is free and will tell you whether or not you are eligible for various loans and grants at the federal and state levels.  There are many awards that you will not qualify for if you do not complete the FAFSA, so students are encouraged to apply. 

Submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CDA) to CSUF by the priority filing date is the single most important step you can take each year towards gaining financial aid.  

CSUF FINANCIAL AID Opens in new window

The CSUF Financial Aid website provides general assistant with a variety of programs funded by federal and state grants, student loans, student employment opportunities, as well as scholarships provided by the university and private sources. The website has been designed to help you navigate the financial aid process and to learn important information about financial aid programs.

FINANCIAL AID FOR AB540 STUDENTS Opens in new window

Financial Aid for AB540 Students:  AB540 students (other than nonimmigrant alien) are not California residents but attended a California High School for 3 or more years and graduated (or attained the equivalent).  These students are exempt from non-resident tuition and can apply for state aid.

 

LOAN FORGIVENESS AND CANCELLATION PROGRAMS

DIRECT LOANS AND FEDERAL STAFFORD LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAMS Opens in new window

Direct Loans and Federal Stafford Loan Forgiveness Programs for teachers may forgive $5000-$17500 in student loans for teachers in certain specialties.  Teachers must complete 5 consecutive full-time teaching years in low-income schools and meet other requirements.

FEDERAL PERKINS LOAN Opens in new window

Federal Perkins Loans may cancel up to 100% of your loan if you serve full-time in a public or nonprofit elementary or secondary school system that qualifies as a “high-need” institution.