Welcome to Cal State East Bay, home of the Pioneers. Join a community of energetic, diverse students from across the state and around the globe, working together to achieve their educational dreams and to build a better world.
Join the Future Student Mailing List to receive helpful reminders, admission deadlines and event invitations.
Speak with an Outreach Counselor if you need assistance:
When to Apply
Visit Cal State Apply to complete your application for admission to Cal State East Bay.
For Help with the CSU Application
Be sure to submit your financial aid application before March 2 for priority consideration, with a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA). To apply for numerous Scholarship opportunities, visit Pioneer Scholarships online. To learn more about our generous financial aid packages, visit the Financial Aid website for future students.
Need Financial Aid? If you missed the priority deadline to submit the Financial Aid Application, you may still be eligible to receive financial aid!
Since Spring 2020, priority Emergency Grant funding went to students who submitted their FAFSA or CADAA Application and we are expecting additional funding! We accept applications until the end of the academic year! If you have not already applied for financial aid and wish to do so, please fill out a FAFSA or CADAA right away.
Apply to Live on Campus
The application for campus housing at Pioneer Heights is open March 15, 2021 to new students. Be sure to apply early if you are interested. Learn all the details at the Student Housing website.
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships offers Financial Aid Workshops for future and current students.
Get helpful, step-by-step information about filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application* (CADAA).
Visit the workshop recordings here
California State University East Bay’s student outreach and admission selection policies and procedures are committed to and adhere to the Standard of the Principles of Good Practice of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Cal State East Bay is a proud member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC).