Using GET

To check the status of your Financial Aid, log into Cal State L.A.'s GET.  GET is Cal State L.A's student portal to conduct University business, such as: 

  • Manage course enrollment
  • Keep your contact information current
  • Review your University bill
  • View Financial Aid Information

You’ve applied for financial aid. What next? In GET you can view and accept your financial aid, view your charges, payments & refunds. For tutorial information on how to login to GET visit the GET Webpage.

Keep track of your outstanding To-Do items via GET. Each item on your To-Do list has information on how to resolve the item. Unresolved To-Do items will delay your financial aid. 

GET To Do List
GET To Do List

Your Financial Aid Notification is your official notice of eligibility.  Any time your Financial Aid award is updated, a new FAN will be available for your review via your Student Center in GET.

Under the "View Financial Aid" link you can access your annual summary of eligibility. Select the correct aid year to view the academic year desired. If you have not yet received an electronic Financial Aid Notification, the information displayed may not be final and is subject to change before the start of term. 

View FA Award

When you access your FAN, you will be presented with a complete Award Summary. Please review this information carefully before you accept or decline your awards. If you would like a printed record of your award, this section of the FAN will allow you to print a copy of your FAN. A standardized "College Financing Plan" is also available to facilitate comparisons of financial aid offers from different schools.

FA Award Summary

For many students and families, educational loans are a necessary part of the process of paying for college. Financial Aid and Scholarships offers and certifies loans for students, as well as Direct PLUS loans for parents of undergraduates. A complete overview on Loans is available at: Federal Direct Loans 

The Department of Education provides low interest, need and non-need based student loans under the Direct Loan program. In order for direct loans to be funded, first time borrowers are required to complete a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note
and Loan Entrance Counseling.  New Graduate Plus Loan borrowers must also complete an MPN and Loan Entrance Counseling.

An electronic notification of your loan counseling and Master Promissory Note completion will be sent to Financial Aid and Scholarships. 

For each loan offer, you can either accept the full amount you have been offered, request a reduced amount, or decline the loan in full. 


Financial Aid and Scholarships begins disbursing aid 10 days prior to the beginning of each semester.   Funds are applied to tuition and fees and other outstanding University charges equally over your terms of enrollment.  Financial Aid credit balances will be refunded to you. 

Eagle Express Direct Deposit Allows your financial aid credit balance refund to be deposited directly into your personal bank or credit union account. You can sign up for Direct Deposit via GET.