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Types of Financial Aid

Financial aid is federal, state, institutional and private funding to assist eligible students to finance their education. Financial aid can be a combination of scholarships, grants, work-study employment and loans. There are two basic types of financial aid — gift aid and self-help aid. Gift aid is financial aid, such as grants and scholarships that does not need to be repaid. Self-help is financial aid in the form of loans. All types of financial aid can help you pay for college.

The type of aid you are eligible to apply for depends on whether you are a current or prospective graduate, undergraduate or Global Online student. 

Grants

Grants are a form of financial aid that does not have to be repaid. They are available to all undergraduate students (including Global Online). 

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Scholarships

Scholarships are a form of financial aid that does not have to be repaid. They are available to all undergraduate and graduate students (including Global Online) who meet certain guidelines.

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Work Study

Work Study: Work Study allows you to earn money in the form of a pay check. It is available for campus undergraduate students only.

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Loans

Loans are an advance of funds with conditions that must be paid back shortly after graduation. They are available to all undergraduate and graduate students (including Global Online) who agree to and meet certain guidelines.

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Important Links

Tuition, Fees and Billing 

Apply for Aid 

Summer Financial Aid 

Winter Financial Aid

CCAC Associate Degree Nursing at Cal U 

Washington Hospital, School of Radiology

International Students 

Military Students 

Consortium Agreements 

Financial Aid Forms 

STUDENT VULCAN INFORMATION PORTAL 

Contact Information

School Code:
003316

Emailfinaid@calu.edu

Phone: (724) 938-4415

Fax: (724) 938-4551

Hours of Operation:
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday-Friday

Address:
California University of PA Financial Aid Office

250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419

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