Summer 2016

Financial Aid - Summer 2016

How to Request Summer Financial Aid:

Summer financial aid request may be submitted online via the financial aid website beginning, Friday, April 8, 2016.  Students must have a complete financial aid file to be considered for summer funding.  Students should check their “TO DO” list on GET to determine if they are required to submit any documents.  Summer funding requests WILL NOT be processed for students with outstanding financial aid documents.

General Eligibility:

  • Must have not exhausted financial aid eligibility for the 2015-16 academic year. For more information and details on remaining financial aid eligibility, please inquire with the Financial Aid Office. 
  • Must be a matriculated degree seeking student at CSULA.
  • Must be enrolled in summer classes (College of Professional and Global Education and/or main campus) that will count toward CSU undergraduate, graduate, or post baccalaureate programs.
  • Must be in good academic standing with the university.
  • Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards for financial aid at the conclusion of the 2015-16 Spring term in order to receive a disbursement.  For more SAP information, please visit:
  • Must have filed a 2015-16 FAFSA, complete the required financial aid process, and meet all applicable eligibility requirements and deadlines.
  • Must be enrolled in at least six units through state-supported classes to be eligible for a State University Grant (SUG).
  • Must be enrolled in at least six units to be eligible for a Federal Direct loan disbursement.

Types of Aid Available:

The Federal Pell Grant, State University Grant (SUG), and Direct Loan programs are available to assist matriculated, degree seeking Cal State LA students, enrolling in state-support and/or self-support classes that count towards their CSU undergraduate, graduate, and approved post baccalaureate programs.  Alternative private education loans, which are based on a students and/or their parents’ credit, may also be available.

IMPORTANT:  2015-16 is a quarter to semester transition year.  This means that there is a leading and a trailing summer term.  Students may only receive financial aid for a 12 month academic year and therefore may receive financial aid for only one summer term, not both.  Financial Aid is also limited to the annual limit of their financial aid award.  This means that the student may not receive a financial aid award that exceeds the maximum amount allotted for one academic year.  For more information on your remaining financial aid eligibility, please inquire with the Financial Aid Office.   

Federal and State Grant Programs:

Federal Pell Grant Program:

The Pell Grant is awarded to undergraduate students seeking a Bachelor's degree or officially admitted into a post-baccalaureate teaching credential program. Award amounts vary on the student's level of need and enrollment status. Awards will be prorated for students enrolled less than full-time.  Students who received a Pell Grant for Summer ’15 are not eligible to receive another Pell Grant for Summer ’16.  Credential students must be enrolled at least half time (6 units) in required credential courses each term. Students who are "conditionally" admitted to the Credential program are NOT eligible for a Pell award.

State University Grant (SUG):

The State University Grant (SUG) is designated to cover the State University Fee (SUF) portion of a student's tuition fee.   Students must be enrolled in at least 6 units in state-supported summer classes.  The SUG program is available to California residents and students with an AB540 status who are pursuing their first undergraduate, credential, graduate and post-baccalaureate degrees. State University Grants will be awarded based on the availability of funds and student eligibility.   A complete State University Grant (SUG) funding policy can be found at

Direct Loan Programs:

NOTE:  Students who wish to receive a Federal Direct Loan for the Summer ’16 term must submit the Summer Financial Aid Request online via the financial aid website between April 8, 2016 but no later than June 30, 2016.  Students must have remaining annual loan eligibility.