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 2016-17 award year is now available!  Be sure to complete your application online. March 2nd, 2016 is the priority funding consideration deadline.  Students who apply after March 2nd  will be considered for remaining available aid.  Cal State LA FAFSA On Campus Workshops are available to assist you in January and February.   
  • Students may still apply for financial aid for the 2015-16 award year by submitting a FAFSA for the 2015-2016 award year.
  • The Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) is a new program beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year that provides 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
  • AB 540 - To learn more about AB 540, please visit the CSULA website.