Cal State L.A. encourages students to exhaust all other forms of financial aid before applying for student loans. Students whose total financial need cannot be met by grants, other campus-based aid or outside resources, may apply for student loans. The Center for Student Financial Aid and Scholarships recommends that students and their parent(s) apply for federal loan programs before applying for an alternative loan due to optimal interest rates and other terms and conditions. Students may apply for federal student loan programs by first submitting the FAFSA and completing the financial aid application process.
Types of Loans:
- The Federal Perkins Loan Program
- The Federal Nursing Loan Program
- The Federal Direct Loan Program
- Alternative Loan Programs