How and When to Request Summer Financial Aid
Pell Grant eligible students who have one full term of remaining Pell Grant eligibility will have their Summer Pell Grant award automatically posted to their Financial Aid Award package. We encourage all students to access the Summer Cost Worksheet after the Summer Pell Grant is posted for an estimate on how the Summer Pell Grant can make summer affordable.
Students who wish to pursue Federal Student Loan options are required to submit a Summer Financial Aid Request Form. The deadline to submit the Summer Financial Aid Request Form was April 22, 2022. The request form is now closed. Students must have a complete financial aid file to be considered for summer funding. Students should refer to the “TO DO” list on GET to determine if they have any outstanding and required documents. Summer financial aid requests will not be processed for students with outstanding financial aid documents.
General Eligibility for Summer Financial Aid:
- Must have not exhausted financial aid eligibility for the 2021-22 academic year.
- Must be a matriculated degree-seeking student at Cal State LA.
- 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 2021-2022 Spring term in order to receive a disbursement. For more SAP information, please visit the site.
- Must have filed a 2021-2022 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). Please be aware that most summer term classes are not state-supported
- Must be enrolled in at least six units to be eligible for a Summer Federal Direct loan disbursement.
Types of Financial Aid Programs 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 student's and/or their parents’ credit, may also be available.
IMPORTANT: Financial Aid is 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 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 utilized their entire annual Pell Grant award for the academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) are now eligible to receive up to a full term of Pell Grant for Summer 2022. For more information, please visit Summer Pell Grant.
Direct Loan Program:
Students must have remaining annual loan eligibility to qualify. For details on the annual loan limit, please visit the site. Students who have not accepted or used their annual loan amount for 2021-22 are encouraged to request and accept their loan prior to the end of the Spring 2022 semester. To do so, please submit the Summer Financial Aid Request Form and accept your loan via your Cal State LA GET account no later than April 22, 2022.
State University Grant (SUG):
NOTE: Most summer term classes are not state-supported
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. Here is the complete State University Grant (SUG) funding policy.
Private Student Alternative Loans:
This option may be available for students who have exhausted their federal financial aid eligibility. Because these are considered consumer loans, you are encouraged to conduct your own research to determine which lender best meets your needs.
Summer Cost Worksheet:
The Summer Cost Worksheet provides estimated information about grant eligibility. You can access the worksheet by visiting the Summer Cost Worksheet section of our website.
Summer Cost of Attendance:
The Summer Cost of Attendance at Cal State LA includes tuition fees and expenses for housing, food, educational materials, and transportation. Additional information is available on the Cost of Attendance section of our website.