Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Costs

Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Costs


CSUDH is one of the best values in college education. Tuition is more than 30 percent below the national average for state schools. We offer a wide range of options to help you finance your college education, including grants, scholarships, student loans, and student employment.

Icon: 90% of students' tuitions and fees are covered by grants and scholarships
Icon: $177 million total aid disbursed
Icon: 84% of students receive some form of financial assistance

Financial Aid

At CSUDH, we know that investing in your future is a big step, and we are determined to see you succeed.

Financial Aid Workshops - Get assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application for 2021-2022. 

Apply for Financial Aid from October 1 through March 2

Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA)

To apply for financial aid at CSUDH, complete the Free Application for Federal Aid at Students of all class levels should complete the FAFSA to be considered for all types of state and federal aid: grants, work-study, student and parent loans, and some scholarships.

California Dream Act Application

The California Dream Act Application allows students who meet AB540 criteria to apply for and receive certain state and institutional financial assistance programs. Apply at

School Code 001141
Learn more at


CSUDH offers a wide array of scholarships for all students. All scholarships require a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher and enrollment criteria may vary by each scholarship.

Presidential Scholarship

Covers full in-state tuition and fees, provides an annual book allowance, parking permit, annual on-campus housing stipend, and access to undergraduate research opportunities.

Katherine Bogdanovich Loker Scholarship

Awards $4,000 to a student residing in one of the following cities: Carson, Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Torrance, or Wilmington, with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Vic and Curly Scholarship

Awarded to First-Year, First-Time students who demonstrate financial need.
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