Paying for College

As you apply to the CSU, you're probably wondering how much your degree will cost and how you'll pay for your education. These resources will help answer these questions and more.

Tuition and Fees

These tools will help you estimate and compare tuition, fees, housing, and other expenses.

Use the Cost Tools 

Financial Aid Resources

Learn about all your options for financial support here.

Explore Aid Options 

Application Fee Waiver

You may be eligible for a waiver of the $70 fee to apply to each CSU campus.

Learn More 

FAFSA & CADAA Available Now
Don't wait to apply to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA).

Use this checklist to help you navigate the financial aid process.

Financial Aid & Scholarships for Teachers & Educators

Federal TEACH Grants and the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program are two important sources of aid for aspiring teachers and other educators.

Explore Financial Support for Teachers

Educational Oppor​tunity Program​​ (EOP) Gr​ant

This grant serves low-income and educationally disadvantaged students, many of whom are first-generation college students.

Learn More About EOP

Ai​d for Veterans​​

Vets and active-duty military can access a variety of resources through the state and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Learn More About Financial Support for Veterans ​

Aid fo​r Former Foster Youth​​

Students who were once in foster care can get help paying for college through scholarships, grants, loans and work-stu​dy.

Explore Financial Aid for Former Foster Youth​​

Aid for Undocumented St​udents​​​

The California Dream Act Application (CADAA) allows eligible students who are undocumented to apply for state financial aid to help pay for their education.