Center for Student Financial Aid & Scholarships


The Center for Student Financial Aid is committed to assisting current and prospective students with financial assistance available from federal, state and institutional sources for their attendance at Cal State L.A.


  • The FAFSA and Dream Application (AB540) Applications for the 2017-18 award year are now available.  NEW! Instead of waiting until January 1, 2017 to apply, you may now begin on October 1, 2016.  Be sure to complete your application online. March 2nd, 2017 is still the priority funding consideration deadline.  Students who apply after the March 2, 2017 priority deadline may be considered for remaining available aid, which is dependent on funding availability.  The Center for Student Financial Aid will be available to assist you in January and February with FAFSA and Dream Application workshops.   Check back later for dates and locations. 
  • Students may still apply for financial aid for the 2016-17 award year by submitting a FAFSA for the 2016-17 award year.
  • The Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) is a California state funded program that began in 2014-15.  This program provides grants to undergraduate students with family incomes up to $150,000 a scholarship to attend University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) campuses. To learn more about the Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) program and the application process, visit the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) at The Middle Class Scholarship FAQ’s are available at