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Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office administers all financial aid programs available at CSU Dominguez Hills.  Funds are provided to the University by the federal and state governments and by private parties.  Financial aid comes in three forms: gift aid (scholarships and grants), loans, and work programs.

To apply for financial aid, all students are required to complete, sign, and mail the 2004-2005 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Renewal Application to the federal processor by the priority filing deadline of March 2, 2004.  If you miss the priority deadline, you may still submit your form to the federal processor, but, you will only be considered for any available funds.  Applications may also be filed via the Internet by visiting



To be eligible for financial aid, a student must be formally admitted to the University for the purpose of obtaining a degree, certificate or educational credential.  Students who are admitted as Unclassified-Post-Baccalaureate, seeking a second master's degree or enrolled through Open University are not eligible for financial aid.  Students interested in borrowing a student loan must be enrolled at least half-time (6 units undergraduate/credential or 4 units graduate level).

A student must be a U.S. citizen or be in the United States for other than a temporary purpose (e.g. permanent resident or permanent immigrant).  Students possessing an “F” or “J” visa or I-688A, I-688B or I-797 visa are not eligible for federal aid.  A students eligibility may also be affected by additional factors. For specific information, call the Financial Aid Office.

The following information concerning student financial assistance may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office:

1.   A description of the federal, state, institution, local and private student financial assistance programs, available to students who enroll at CSU Dominguez Hills;

2.   For each aid program, a description of procedures and forms by which students apply for assistance, student eligibility requirements, criteria for selecting recipients from the group of eligible applicants, and criteria for determining the amount of a student's award;

3.   A description of the rights and responsibilities of students receiving financial assistance, including federal Title IV student assistance programs, and the criteria for continued student eligibility under each program;

4.   The satisfactory academic progress standards that students must maintain for the purpose of receiving financial assistance and criteria by which the student who has failed to maintain satisfactory progress may re-establish eligibility for financial assistance;

5.   The method by which financial assistance disbursements will be made to students and the frequency of those disbursements;

6.  The terms and conditions of any employment offered as financial aid;

7.   The general conditions and terms applicable to any employment provided as part of the student's financial aid package;

8.   The responsibility of CSU Dominguez Hills for providing and collecting exit counseling information for all student borrowers under the federal student loan programs; and

9.   The terms and conditions for deferral of loan payments for qualifying services under the Peace Corps Act, the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, or comparable volunteer community service.


The Financial Aid Office also acts as an information center for part-time employment opportunities, on- and off-campus.  To assist students with securing employment, students can access Monstertrak via our web site at  Students who do not have Federal Work-Study eligibility may be able to find employment on or near campus.  Job listings are available on the World Wide Web (  Students may also find employment opportunities by checking with campus departments.  Also, students can access Monstertrak employment listings in the Financial Aid Office.

Information concerning policies regarding the return of federal Title IV student assistance funds as required by regulation is available from the Financial Aid Office.

If you have any questions about financial aid, please call the Financial Aid Office at (310) 243-3647, fax number (310) 516-4498.  Our Automated Information System is available Monday - Saturday; 7:00 am - 8:00 pm.  The Financial Aid Office is located in Welch Hall B-260.

Enrollment in Summer Session Courses

Financial assistance will be available for attending state supported summer session.  Students who attend summer session will have their financial aid awards equally divided between the fall, spring and summer terms.


Selective Service Requirements

The federal Military Selective Service Act (the "Act") requires most males residing in the United States to present themselves for registration with the Selective Service System within thirty days of their eighteenth birthday.  Most males between the ages of 18 and
25 must be registered.  Males born after December 31, 1960 may
be required to submit a statement of compliance with the act and regulations in order to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance under specified provisions of existing federal law.  In California, students subject to the Act who fail to register are also ineligible
to receive any need-based student grants funded by the state or
a public postsecondary institution.

Selective Service registration forms are available at any U.S. Post Office, and many high schools have a staff member or teacher appointed as a Selective Service Registrar.  Applicants for financial aid can also request that information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) be used to register them with the Selective Service.  Information on the Selective Service System is available and the registration process may be initiated on-line at



CSU Dominguez Hills, through the generous donations of sponsors and friends of the University, offers scholarships to assist academically qualified students.  The following programs may require a separate application.  Unless otherwise noted, the applications are available in November in the Financial Aid Office, WH B-260 or call (310) 243-3647 to request an application or visit to print an application.

In addition to University Scholarships, we are pleased to offer on-line scholarship searches using the World Wide Web.  Students can navigate their way through an array of different scholarship search sites.  Computers are located in the Financial Aid Office for students to use to search for scholarships, fellowships, and grants.  Staff members are also available to assist students as needed.  Students can also access scholarship searches through our homepage at the following web address:   Listings for outside scholarships are received throughout the year.  Please check the bulletin board in the lobby of the Financial Aid Office for these listings and/or applications or visit our web site for additional information.


The deadline dates listed are effective for applications
for scholarships awarded in the year 2005-2006.


Institutional Scholarships

o    Miriam Matthews African American Visions Endowed Scholarship.  One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded each year (to a re‑entry female).   Students must be of junior and senior academic status who show scholastic excellence, financial need and outstanding service to CSU Dominguez Hills and the local community.  A minimum 2.7 G.P.A. is required.  Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.  For additional information, call Dr. Joyce Johnson, (310) 243‑3935. 

o    Alan Pattee Scholarship.  Pursuant to the Alan Pattee Scholarship Act, Education Code Section 68120, children of deceased public law enforcement or fire suppression employees, who were California residents and who were killed in the course of law enforcement or fire suppression duties, are not charged mandatory systemwide fees or tuition of any kind at any California State University campus. Students who may qualify for these benefits should contact the Office of Admissions and Records for eligibility determination.

o    Army ROTC Scholarship. The Army ROTC Four-Year scholarship Program and the Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program provide opportunities for high school graduates and enlisted members of the Army to complete their baccalaureate degree and also earn commission through participation in the ROTC scholarship program.  For further information, visit the Financial Aid Office, WH B-260, call 1-800-USA-ROTC or connect to

o    CSU Future Scholars.  Thirty-five $1,000 scholarships awarded to entering freshmen or transfer students from an economically, educationally, and/or environmentally disadvantaged background.  Must be a full-time student during award year.  Scholarships may be renewable.  Deadline:  March 30.

o    Dr. Claudia Hampton Scholarship.  One to three $1,500 scholarships are awarded each year to a graduate from a California high school located in an inner-city area with a low college attendance rate.  Must be a California resident, admitted to CSU Dominguez Hills as an entering freshman, and enrolled as a full-time student.  Must be eligible to receive financial aid and demonstrate motivation and enthusiasm for a university education.

o    Dr. Lois W. Chi - Emeritus Faculty Association Science Scholarship.  Scholarships of $1,000 to $2,000 awarded annually to allow registered undergraduate students to continue studies majoring in biology, chemistry, or in a related field in the natural sciences.  Applicants are to have a GPA of 3.0 or better and have a need for financial assistance.  (The committee might consider applications from graduate students only if well-qualified undergraduate students fail to apply).  Students who apply must submit a copy of their University Scholarship Application including all attachments (transcripts and at least two letters of recommendation preferably from prior teachers), and a brief narrative statement detailing professional goals, academic achievements, financial need, and other information the applicant would like to provide.  Documents are to be submitted by mail or personally delivered to the Office of the President of CSU Dominguez Hills, attention:  Emeritus Faculty Association Scholarship Committee.  The deadline to apply is March 15th, 2005.  Awards will be announced by the end of the Spring semester and funds released at the beginning of the following Fall and Spring semesters.

o    Ebell of Los Angeles Scholarships.  Multiple awards are made - usually for $2,000.  Must be a resident of Los Angeles, U.S. citizen and a registered voter.  Minimum 3.25 G.P.A. required.  Must be a full-time student - sophomores, juniors and seniors only.   Students may make a copy of the scholarship application which is available in the Financial Aid Office, WH B-260 

o    Farmers Insurance Group of Companies Scholarships.  Offers two awards for $500 each.  Students must be studying in the fields of insurance, mathematics, business administration,  or another area related to the insurance industry.  Deadline:  March 30.

o    Katherine Bogdanovich Loker Scholarship.  One $2,000 scholarship renewable annually for up to four years to an entering first-time freshman.  Must have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0, which must be maintained throughout the duration of the scholarship.  Must be a resident of Carson, Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Torrance, or Wilmington, CA.  Must become a full-time student at CSU Dominguez Hills while pursuing a bachelor's degree.   Deadline:  March 30.

o    Leo F. and Margaret B. Cain Emeritus Faculty Association Scholarship.  A scholarship for $1,000 - $2,500 awarded annually.  Outstanding undergraduate students may apply but preference will be given to graduate students.  To apply for this scholarship, students must submit a copy of their University Scholarship Application including all attachments (transcript & letters of recommendation).  Applicants should attach a narrative statement to their scholarship application which demonstrates excellent academic performance and career commitments to teaching or academic research, educational administration, or other types of public service.  All documents are to be submitted to the CSUDH Emeritus Faculty Association, Office of the President, Scholarship Committee. The applicant's financial need and other scholarships received will be considered as part of the selection process.  The deadline to apply is March 15.  Awards will be announced by the end of the spring semester.

o    Presidential Scholarships.  Scholarships of $3,000 are awarded annually to recognize the outstanding academic achievements of high school graduates and community college transfer students who plan to attend CSU Dominguez Hills.  High school graduates must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and a 1000 SAT or 25 ACT score.  Community college transfer students must have a minimum 3.2 GPA and 44 transferable units.  All recipients must complete 12 units each semester and maintain their cumulative GPA according to scholarship requirements.  This award is renewable for up to an additional three years for entering freshman and renewable for one additional year for community college transfers.  Deadline:  March 30.

o    Honors Scholarships.  Full fee scholarships will be awarded to high achieving high school graduates and community college transfer students.  Students who reside on campus may be considered for an additional award of $500.  High school graduates must have a minimum 3.4 GPA and a 1000 SAT or 20 ACT score.  Community college transfers must have a minimum 3.2 GPA and must meet all of the general education requirements.  The scholarships are renewed annually for up to three years for entering freshman and renewable for one additional year for community college transfers.  Students must complete 12 units each semester and maintain a 3.0 GPA.  Deadline:  March 30.

o    CSU Systemwide Scholarships.  The types of scholarships available vary from year to year.  Check the Scholarship Bulletin Board in the Financial Aid Office or visit the campus website at for listings and descriptions of the scholarships available for the current year.

o    Southbay Pavilion at Carson Scholarship.  One full fee scholarship, $1735 up to $3,000 awarded annually for up to four years to an entering freshman.  Must have a high school GPA of at least 3.0 and must demonstrate financial need.  Must be a resident of the South Bay area and live within a 15 mile radius of the SOUTHBAY PAVILION.  Must become a full-time student at CSU Dominguez Hills while pursuing a bachelor's degree.  The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be involved in university or community activities related to their major.  In additional to being involved in community activities, recipient must intern at the SOUTHBAY PAVILION Mall Management office for at least one year (10 hours per month). This is a non-paid internship.  Scholarships will be reviewed and renewed on a semester basis.  A recent photo is required with application.  Deadline:  March 30.

o    TELACU Scholarship.  Annual scholarships awarded with amounts that range generally from $500 to $2,250.  Two types of scholarships are available:  continuing scholarships and one year scholarships.  To be eligible applicants must permanently reside in unincorporated East Los Angeles, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Huntington Park, Montebello, Monterey Park, South Gate or City of Los Angeles.  Applicants must be a first-generation college student, be from a low-income family, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Applicants must also demonstrate outstanding academic potential; genuine commitment to the community; and a need for financial and academic support in order to successfully complete a postsecondary program.  Applications will be available in the Financial Aid Office after December 1 each year.

o    ROTC Scholarships.  Two, three and four year ROTC scholarships are available for qualified CSU Dominguez Hills students who have been accepted into an Army or Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at one of the participating universities in the Los Angeles basin.  The scholarships may pay for tuition, fees, and books.  For more information call the ROTC program at:  Loyola Marymount University (310) 338-2770, California State University at Long Beach (562) 985-5436, University of California at Los Angeles (310) 825-1742, or University of Southern California (213) 740-2670.

o    CSUDH Faculty and Staff Scholarships.  Full resident fee scholarships available.  Applicants must be currently attending CSU Dominguez Hills as full-time, undergraduate or graduate students in Fall and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.   Also, students must demonstrate school and community involvement.  Deadline:  March 30.

o    CSU Dominguez Hills Black Faculty and Staff Association Deborah C. Sears Scholarship.  Annual Scholarships awarded with amounts that range generally from $500 to $1000.  Scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate CSUDH students who demonstrate academic excellence, participate in community service and/or CSUDH school involvement, are interested in improving the communities in which they live, and exemplify the mission and goals of the CSU, Dominguez Hills Black Faculty and Staff Association.  For additional information, call Dr. Joyce Johnson, (310) 243-3050


Departmental Scholarships


o    Art Scholarship.  One scholarship of $1,000 awarded annually on merit to an African-American or Chicano/Latino Art major who is a continuing full time student at CSU Dominguez Hills.  Must have an Art major GPA of at least 3.5 and must demonstrate financial need.  The award can only be used towards educationally related expenses such as tuition, fees, books and/or art supplies.  Applications available the second week of March.  Annual deadline is the first instructional Monday of April.  Contact the Art department for applications and the most current selection criteria.


Contact the Athletic Department, Hughes Education Athletic Center  or call (310) 243-3893 for further information and appropriate deadlines.

      o Athletic Grants-In-Aid.  Available to qualified student athletes.  The awards are made to both men and women students. 


Clinical Sciences

A number of scholarship opportunities are now available exclusively for Clinical Science majors.  Work/loan reduction programs are also available in some areas.

      o Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundations Hospitals and the Southern California Permanente Medical Group Scholarships.  These "Kaiser Scholarships" are only available for students admitted to the clinical year at Kaiser.  Consult with the Clinical Sciences' Scholarship Director or the Chair of the Kaiser Committee for Clinical Laboratory Experience for the criteria and application information.

      o Clinical Science Scholarships.  The Clinical Sciences' Scholarships are available to all Clinical Science majors. 
Completed applications are reviewed by the Clinical Sciences Scholarship Committee with recommendations sent to the Clinical Sciences' Scholarship Director.  Contact the Scholarships Director at the Departmental Office, Student Health Center, E-111 or call (310) 243-3740 for applications, the most current selection criteria, and detailed information of other scholarships and loan programs

Health Science

      o Karg Scholarship.  Awarded to a graduating student in the Orthotics and Prosthetics Program every two years. Contact the Health Science Department, SCC A-141 or call (310) 243-2700 for further information.


     o Jack Kilfoil Memorial Scholarship.  One to three scholarships awarded between $250 to $1,500 to an undergraduate majoring in history.  Contact the History Department, SBS A-326 or call (310) 243-3448 for further information.

International Study

Unless otherwise noted, contact the International Education Center, WH B-375 or call (310) 243-3919 for further information.

      o Del Amo Foundation Scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded to outstanding students for study in Spain through the International Program.


Contact the Music Program, LCH E-303 or call (310) 243-3543 for application and deadline information.  Most Music scholarships require auditions, which are held after the filing period.

      o Jubilee Choir Scholarship.  This scholarship, contributed
to the University by the CSU Dominguez Hills Jubilee Choir,
is awarded annually to a student who is a full-time music major with a specialty in voice.

      o Louis Bell Memorial Scholarship.  The award provides assistance to students who excel in musical performance.

      o Marshall Bialosky Scholarship Fund.  This endowment was established honoring the CSU Dominguez Hills founding Music Department chairman. It provides financial assistance to a music major.

      o Mary L. and Frederick C. Peters Memorial Scholarship. These scholarships are designed to further enhance and encourage orchestral musicians to continue their studies at
CSU Dominguez Hills.

      o Mu Phi Epsilon Scholarships.  Gamma Sigma Collegiate Chapter.  These scholarships are awarded to continuing students who are members of the Mu Phi Epsilon Professional Music Fraternity.  These scholarships are based on achievement, grade point average, and service to the department and fraternity.  Three awards are offered each year, one each in the areas of Music Performance, Music Education, and Audio Recording and Music Synthesis.  Other local and international awards are also available to members.

      o Music Department Scholarship.  Students who excel in music performance are provided financial assistance.

      o The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.  This scholarship, created with an endowment from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, is awarded to continuing students, with a major in  audio recording or music synthesis option.


Detailed information for each award or scholarship is available
by contacting the Division of Nursing at (800) 344-5484.

      o Academic Preceptored Nursing Residency Program. Scholarships providing a structured guided learning experience at UCI Medical Center or VA Long Beach to qualified minority students in order to enhance an understanding of advanced roles and career opportunities in nursing.

      o Alumni Association Outstanding Graduate Achievement Award.  Several students from among graduating baccalaureate and master’s degree candidates are honored. Candidates from all schools and departments are considered.

      o American Association of Critical Care Nurses.  Educational Scholarship Program AACN Scholarships encourage nurses to make their optimal contribution in promotion the Association’s vision of a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and families.

      o Chi Eta Phi Sorority Scholarship.  To assist deserving and needy nursing students to pursue studies for a nursing career.

      o Circle of Friendship Award.  Recognition award for individuals or groups who have provided significant support to the Division.

      o CSUDH School of Health Chi Eta Phi Society, Inc.  To assist needy and deserving nursing students to pursue studies for a nursing career.

      o Division of Nursing Outstanding Graduating Student.
One outstanding graduating MSN student and one outstanding graduating BSN student are honored at the commencement ceremonies.

      o Division of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award. Honors one outstanding BSN alumnus and one outstanding MSN alumnus for outstanding achievement/contribution to the field
of nursing since graduation.

      o Ethel G. Witkin Award. Recognition of nursing students who demonstrate excellence in writing.

      o Governor’s Conference for Women. Scholarship providing financial assistance to students, criteria based on minimum GPA 3.3 , California residency.   Available to full/part time graduate or under graduate students.

      o Home Care Nursing Scholarship Award. The California Association for Health Care Services at Home (CAHSAH) has established a Home Care Nursing Scholarship fund to provide support for Division of Nursing stateside BSN students who have demonstrated a commitment to home are and to the community.

      o Innovations In Health Award.  Annual scholarship competition for innovative proposals for health promotion and disease prevention.

      o Judith M. Lewis Outstanding Educator Award: Recognition
of an outstanding instructor in the Division of Nursing.

      o Kaiser Nursing Scholarship Award Series.  Annual scholarship available to all BSN and MSN students.

      o Maxicare Research and Educational Foundation. Scholarships recognizing research in health care organizations.

      o One-C  (Organization of Nurse Executives - California). Scholarships for members who are pursuing graduate studies in Nursing Administration.

      o Patsy Tuidor Memorial Scholarship. Established By CNA Board of Directors in 1994 to recognize CNA leadership.

      o Registered Nurse Education Scholarship Program. Scholarships to increase the number of appropriately trained professional nurses and encourage under represented minorities service in under served areas in California.

      o Registered Nurse Education Loan Repayment Program. Scholarships available to BSN students planning to serve communities and facilities with shortages of RNs and to increase number of under represented minorities of RNs.

      o Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board Scholarship. Provide financial assistance to rehabilitation nurse members working toward a bachelor of science in nursing degree.

      o Reserve Member Stipend Program Awards - Department
of Veterans Affairs. Scholarships are available for the final two years of baccalaureate and entry-level masters degree in nursing. Awards involve a two-year service obligation in a VA Medial Center.

      o San Diego Black Nurses Association, Inc.  Scholarships awarded annually. Available to currently enrolled BSN or MSN students with demonstrated financial need and one semester to complete degree.

      o School of Health Outstanding Student Award. One graduating baccalaureate student from each Department/Division in the School of Health, is recognized with an award.

      o School of Health Board Scholarship Award. Offered by the School of Health, California State University, Dominguez Hills
to current CSUDH students who have completed two semesters prior to current year.

     o Shirley C. Titus Scholarship Fund. Scholarship for graduate level study offered by the California Nurses Association.

      o Spirit of Nursing Award.  Sponsored by the Army Nurse Corps and the National Student Nurses’ Association.

      o Summer Research Training Program.  Scholarships to increase the enrollment of underrepresented minorities in the graduate/professional programs of the University of California.

      o Western Institute of Nursing Research Competition. Scholarships supporting Directed Project/Thesis MSN.

Physical Education

      o Pestolesi Scholarship.   One $100 scholarship awarded to an outstanding senior majoring in Physical Education.   Recipient's name will also be added to a plaque.  Applications are available at SAC 1138 or by calling (310) 243-3761.


      o Philip Johnson Scholarship.  A scholarship of $1000 is awarded to a junior or senior Physics major who is judged on potential for academic excellence in Physics as evidenced by past scholastic performance and letters of recommendation.  Contact the Physics Department at (310) 243-3591 for further information.

      o Theodore Will Scholarship.  A scholarship of $500 is awarded to a freshman or sophomore Physics major who is judged on potential for academic excellence in Physics as evidenced by past scholastic performance, and letters of recommendation.  Contact the Physics Department at (310) 243-3591 for further information.

Political Science

      o The Michael O’Hara Memorial Scholarship is offered to outstanding students majoring in political science. Please contact the Political Science Department, SBS G-326, (310) 243-3434 for details.

Public Administration

Contact the Department of Public Administration, SBS D-311 or call (310) 243-3444 for further information.

      o Abraam Krushkhov Memorial Scholarship.  In memory of former Public Administration faculty member and distinguished practitioner, this scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Public Administration.  Selection criteria include financial need, academic performance, and career goals or research interests in municipal administration, urban planning, or current urban issues.

Recreation and Leisure Studies

      o Recreation and Leisure Studies Scholarships.  An outstanding student in the Recreation and Leisure Studies program is recognized for exemplary scholastic ability and community involvement with the Rosemarie "Buzzie" Cooley Spirit Award.  Contact the Recreation and Leisure Studies office, SAC 1129, email or call (310) 243-3537 for further information.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

      o Anne Peters Memorial Scholarship.  One to three scholarships awarded for a total of $700-$1,000 awarded every spring semester.  Must be Sociology major or minor, Labor Studies major, or Interdisciplinary Studies majors.  Applications available 5th week of Spring semester in Sociology Department, SBS B-334. Contact Alan Ryave at (310) 243-3430 regarding application deadline.

      o George B. Simon Scholarship.  This memorial scholarship
is awarded to an outstanding first year graduate student in the Psychology Master's program.  Contact SBS A-331 or call
(310) 243-3467 for more information.


Contact the Theatre Arts Department, University Theatre A-101,
or call (310) 243-3588 for further information.

      o Dominguez Theatre Guild Scholarships.  One outstanding Theatre Arts student is provided with $500 in financial assistance for a semester (a total of two for the academic year).

      o Charlotte Gibson Memorial Scholarship.  An exceptional student in Theatre Arts will receive $500 each year for all-around theatrical and academic excellence.  Recipients should be junior majors entering into their senior year.

      o Playbox Award.  This award is presented by the Dominguez Theatre Guild to that student who has displayed superior overall theatrical skills, over their entire CSUDH career.  An award of $250 is provided.