Financial Assistance

Student Support Programs

The materials for the following Student Support Programs are due to the Office of Graduate Studies (LIB N A124) by the deadlines listed.

Graduate Equity Fellowship Program

Deadline: July 15, 2016 (continuing students); July 25, 2016 (new students)

These grants are designed to increase the number of master’s degrees awarded to economically disadvantaged CSU students, especially those graduate students that are underrepresented among graduate degree recipients in their discipline and to those who are disabled. 

International Graduate Student Tuition Waiver Program

Deadline to College Associate Deans: April 3, 2017

A limited number of non-resident tuition fee waivers or tuition fee reductions may be granted to non-resident graduate students who are either domestic non-resident students or citizens of a foreign country.

Travel Support for Conferences and Professional Development

Travel Support Students Presenting at Professional Conferences (TSSP)

Deadline: Ongoing

The Travel Support for Student Presentations (TSSP) is a reimbursement program designed to encourage and assist Cal State LA graduate students whose work has been accepted into a professional/academic conference. 

Travel Support for Professional Development of Graduate Students (TSPD)

Deadline: Ongoing

The Travel Support for Professional Development of Graduate Students (TSPD) is a reimbursement program designed to encourage and assist Cal State LA graduate students to participate in professional development activities that will foster their educational and career goals.

Culminating Project Fund to Support Completion of Thesis, Creative Activity, or Dissertation

Deadline: Ongoing

This fund is a reimbursement program designed to support Cal State LA graduate student research and/or scholarship conducted towards completing a thesis, creative activity, or dissertation. Students funded through this award will receive reimbursement for approved supplies, equipment, and services.

CSU California Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program

Office of Graduate Studies Deadline: February 6, 2017
Chancellor’s Office Deadline: February 24, 2017

The California Pre-Doctoral program is designed to increase diversity within the pool of university faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of students in the CSU.

PLEASE NOTE: This year's applications will be submitted electronically to the Chancellor's Office. A hard copy of the application must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies on or before February 6, 2017, prior to submission to the Chancellor's Office for further consideration.

  • Application - Coming soon!

Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program

Cal State LA Deadline: February 13, 2017

The California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) aims to increase the number of promising doctoral students applying for future CSU instructional faculty positions by offering financial assistance in the form of a loan and mentorship by CSU faculty.

Other Campus Resources




Office of Graduate Studies
Division of Academic Affairs
Office: LIB N A124
Phone: (323) 343–3820 | Fax: (323) 343–5653