Types of Financial Aid
Financial aid is designed to supplement your and your family's resources so that you will be able to pursue your graduate education. Financial aid can be either need-based or non-need based. The results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), along with the cost of attending your school will determine whether or not you have financial need. All applicants who apply to Cal U and submit a FAFSA form will be considered for financial aid.
To learn more about the most common types of financial aid for graduate students, contact the Financial Aid Office or click on the following links:
- Loans are the largest source of financial aid for the majority of students and their families.
- Graduate assistantships, or stipends, are available on a limited basis and do not need to be repaid.
- Scholarships are considered "gift aid," and may be based on merit, financial need or both.