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Education Doctorate Students

Education Doctorate Grant (Ed Doc)

Education Doctorate students are eligible for a CSU campus Education Doctorate Grant. To be considered eligible for a CSU campus Education Doctorate Grant, students enrolled in the Education Doctorate program shall demonstrate financial need in accordance with the federal methodology of need analysis. Eligible students shall meet all other eligibility criteria that are applied to other CSU students who are considered for State University Grants, including classification as a California resident for Tuition fee paying purposes. Eligibility for an Education Doctorate Grant requires that the student be paying the Education Doctoral Tuition Fee rather than the Tuition Fee.

The maximum award shall be the mandatory system-wide tuition fees assessed of the student. CSU campuses may elect to make smaller awards. Awarding and disbursement of the Ed Doc Grant shall be after the census date for each term.

Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program

Offered by the California State University, the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) aims to increase the number of promising doctoral students applying for future CSU faculty positions by offering financial assistance in the form of a loan, and mentorship by CSU faculty. The program is open to new or continuing full-time doctoral students, undergraduate and master’s level graduate students applying to doctoral programs, and lecturers enrolled in a full-time doctoral program. 


California Pre-Doctoral Program

The California Pre-Doctoral Program provides financial assistance for students interested in exploring and preparing for a doctoral program. Through this program the CSU Chancellor’s Office provides assistance as the Sally Casanova Scholars award to juniors, seniors, and graduate students who wish to pursue doctoral degrees. The funds may be used for students to visit U.S. doctoral-granting institutions, obtain membership in professional organizations, subscribe to academic journals, GRE preparation, and to cover the cost of graduate school application and test fees.