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.
Important New Information and Announcements
New State University Grant Policy
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:
- Undergraduate students must have completed less than 225 quarter units
- Undergraduate transfer students must have completed less than 113 quarter units
- Single and Multiple Subject Credential students must have completed an amount of units less that the number required for their credential. For example, a student enrolled in a 45 unit credential program may only receive SUG for up to 45 completed units
- Master’s degree students must have completed less that 125% of their required program units
- Students pursuing second degrees or credentials may not receive SUG
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.
New Limit on Subsidized Direct Loans
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.
Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Limit
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.
Parent PLUS Loans
To learn about Parent PLUS Loans, visit the Information for Parents page.
Financial Aid Document Deadlines
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.
Don't Forget to File a FAFSA for Each Year
Students must apply each year to obtain financial aid or to continue receiving aid by submitting a FAFSA. FAFSA deadline for priority consideration is March 2.
Contact the Office of Financial Aid:
The Enrollment Information Center (EIC) is located on the first floor of the Student Services and Administration Building on the Hayward Campus. The EIC is open Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Extended hours during the first five days of each quarter: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Call (510) 885-2784; or FAX (510) 885-2161. Telephone assistance is available Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. We are not available by phone on Fridays, please call back on Monday or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Academic Service Center, Concord Campus is Open Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. for Admission, Financial Aid, and Registrar general questions.
Financial aid counselor appointments are available the second Tuesday of each month from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Call (925) 602-6700
Contact Student Financial Services:
Student Financial services is located on the first floor of the Student Services and Administration Building on the Hayward Campus.
Open Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 – 4:30 pm.
Call (510) 885-3767
Offices Closed on Holidays
The above listed hours of operation are subject to change, and not applicable when the University is closed for regularly scheduled holidays.