Financial Assistance

Do you need help financing your education? The decisions you make now, such as negotiating student loan borrowing amounts, can impact you for many years following graduation. Financial trouble may have a negative impact on academic performance, can lead to withdrawal, and loan default. It is very important to manage your finances early by understanding the importance of developing and maintaining a budget, prioritizing wants and needs, and preparing for the repayment process.   

There are several financial aid opportunities available to students who wish to complete their Degrees or an approved Certificate Program at Cal State LA Downtown.

Students can apply for federal aid through the FASFA application once they have applied to their program of choice via Cal State Apply.

Eligibility

To be Eligible for Financial aid, Students Must:

  • Have a completed FAFSA application (Free Application for Student Aid) on file with Center for Student Financial Aid. California State University, Los Angeles school code (001140).
  • Be a “Matriculated” Cal State LA-PAGE/DTLA student admitted into a Degree-granting or approved Certificate Program. Matriculated students include those who have been formally admitted to Cal State LA and enrolled while pursuing an authorized degree, credential, or certificate.
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units (1/2 time enrollment).
  • Meet all requirements of the SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) Policy.

Application and Deadlines

(California State University, Los Angeles school code: 001140)
FAFSA Checklist and Information (also see Resources below)
 
IMPORTANT FAFSA DATES & DEADLINES
Priority Deadline: March 2, 2018
FAFSA 2018/2019 Academic Year: October 1, 2017

Resources

FAFSA Checklist and Information

FAFSA Contact Information:

Web: FAFSA Website

Phone: 1-800-F-FED-AID

E-mail: Studentaid@ed.gov

2018-2019 Dream Act

FAFSA Information on Social Media:

Youtube

Facebook

Twitter

Private Loans

Federal financial aid is currently not available for the Paralegal Studies Certificate Program and the Project Management Certificate Program.

Cal State LA Downtown provides the following information, but does not endorse nor have any affiliation with the lenders listed below. PaGE works with all private loan lenders and students are not required to select a lender from this list. The lenders listed below are provided as a guide when considering private loan programs. To apply, please contact the lender(s) directly and/or visit their website for further assistance.

The following lenders offer private loans that may provide financial assistance:

Smart Option - Sallie Mae
- Use code 001140-98 when you apply
 
Collegiate Student Loan - Wells Fargo
- Use school code 001140-70
- Select "Technical/Trade/Continuing Education"
 
Custom Choice Loan - Sun Trust Student Loans
- Use school code 001140-00
 
Citizens Bank Student Loans - Citizens Bank
- Use school code 001140-00
 
If you have any questions, please contact:
Flora Wong, program developer
Tom Lau, financial aid advisor