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Summer Information

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 automatically offered via GET and included in their current Financial Aid Award package. Students interested in Summer Federal Student Loan options are required to submit a Summer Financial Aid Request Form to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. Currently, the Summer Financial Aid Request Form is unavailable for submission. Please visit this website for updated information throughout the month of March 2023.

For more information about summer fees, payment plans, calendar and class schedule, visit Cal State LA Summer Session Website


General Eligibility for Summer Financial Aid:

  • Must have not exhausted financial aid eligibility for the 2022-23 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 end of Spring 2023 in order to receive a disbursement.  
  • Must have filed a 2022-2023 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 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, 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) may be eligible to receive up to a full term of Summer Pell Grant funds. For more information, please visit the Summer Pell Grant Webpage.

Direct Loan Program:

Students must have remaining annual loan eligibility to qualify.  Aggregate Loan limit information is available under the Aggregate Loans section of our website.  Students interested in borrowing Federal Student Loans for Summer must submit a Summer Financial Aid Request Form. 

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.   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 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.