Roadmap to Financial Aid

Do you need help financing your education? The decisions you make now, such as negotiating student loan borrowing amounts, can impact you for many years following graduation. It is very important to manage your finances early by understanding the importance of developing and maintaining a budget, prioritizing wants and needs, and preparing for the repayment process.   

There are several financial aid opportunities available to students who wish to complete their Degrees or an approved Certificate Program at Cal State LA Downtown.

Students are encouraged to apply for federal aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) application. To apply for financial aid follow these steps.

Step 1. Complete the Fafsa  Step 2: Complete the Cal State LA Admissions Process

Step 3. Apply for Cal State LA General Scholarship  Step 4: Check your Financial Aid Status on GET

Step 5: Financial Aid Award Notification  Step 6. Federal Loans

Step 7. Disbursement Information  Step 8. Contact Information


Step 1