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Summer Aid Types

Federal Pell Grant

Pell Grant eligible students can receive up to 150% of their scheduled Pell Grant award. What does this mean for you? If you were a Pell Grant eligible student in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 and register in at least 6 units for Summer 2023, you may qualify for Pell.


Graduation Initiative Grant (GIG)

100% Tuition Only Funding Available for Graduating Seniors!*  Click here for GIG application


TEACH Grant 

Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $3,772 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school which serves students from low-income families.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) 

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is designed to assist undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. 


Tuition Assistance or Fee Waiver 

Students who receive tuition assistance or a fee waiver (Veteran's Benefits, Voc Rehab, Over 60 etc.) during the academic year may be eligible to receive those funds for the summer. 

Federal Direct Loans 

Students who have not borrowed their maximum annual loan limits for the academic year will be offered the remaining eligibility for summer.

Parents may be eligible to borrow a Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) up to their student's cost of attendance minus any other financial aid. You can apply for Federal Student Aid - Federal Direct Loan beginning May 6th or, to get more information. Grad PLUS loans are available for graduate students up to the student’s cost of attendance minus any other financial aid.  


California Dream Loan

The California Dream Loan is borrowed money that must repaid with interest. The interest rate for the California Dream Loan corresponds with the interest rate on a Federal Direct Subsidized loan and is subject to change annually. The California Dream Loan does not accrue interest while a student is enrolled at least half-time, during periods of approved deferment, and during the 6-month grace period before he/she enters repayment. The student is responsible for the interest charged at all other times.

CA Dream Loan borrowers have a standard repayment and income based repayment plan available. For more information visit Under Download Forms, search for California State University (Dream Loans).

Alternate/Private Loans 

Students may apply for a credit based loan from a private financial institution (i.e. bank, credit union, etc).