If I am not eligible for aid based on need, is anything else available?
Answer: Yes, some scholarships are not based on need. A student with at least a 3.0 GPA should apply. Also, there are two federal non-need based loans:
- Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan
- Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students
These loan programs require the submission of the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and a separate loan application and/or promissory notes. In addition, all first time CSUSB students who borrow MUST complete an on-line Entrance Loan Counseling session. A reminder: first time, first year Freshmen borrowers will not receive their Unsubsidized Direct loan checks until 30 days after the start of their first term.