Cal State East Bay offers students more than $130 million in grants, loans, scholarships and other financial aid each year. To determine if you are eligible to receive financial aid, submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Federal Department of Education. Most students at Cal State East Bay are eligible to apply for financial aid. Many types of aid are available including grants, loans and the federal work study program.
Learn more about applying for Financial Aid.
Apply for all CSUEB Scholarship opportunities by using Pioneer Scholarships, the new online application system. Log in with your MyCSUEB credentials. For more information, please visit the Scholarships web site.
Beginning fall 2013, Cal State East Bay and all other CSU campuses limited students’ State University Grant (SUG) eligibility to a specific number of completed course units. In addition, only full-time students may receive this grant. To receive SUG fulltime students must meet the following criteria each quarter:
Certain units, including advanced placement, international baccalaureate, military credit and pre-baccalaureate credit and credit by examination will not count against this new SUG limits.
Students borrowing a first Direct Loan on or after July 1, 2013 may not receive Direct Subsidized Loan for more than 150% of the published length of their program. If the borrower exceeds the Direct Subsidized Loan limit, the borrower becomes responsible for the accruing interest on the Direct Subsidized Loans.
A recent Federal Regulation limits the number of years a student may receive a Pell Grant to the equivalent of six years of fulltime enrollment. To view the amount of Pell eligibility you have used, you may access the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) at: www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/ You must use your Federal PIN to access this web site.
To learn about Parent PLUS Loans, visit the Information for Parents page.
Submit your documents for financial aid by the document deadlines shown in the following table:
|Fall 2017||May 19, 2017|
|Winter 2018||July 3, 2017|
|Spring 2018||July 3, 2017|
|Summer 2018||July 3, 2017|
After all requested documents are submitted, the 4 to 6 week evaluation process begins. Your application status may change, and/or additional documents may be requested from you. Check your To Do List in MyCSUEB often.