2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Financial Aid

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Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Financial Aid Office at California University of Pennsylvania is to provide financial planning and assistance to students and their families in meeting the costs of education. In fulfilling this mission, each student will be given careful consideration, and the University will determine financial assistance based on federal state and institutional guidelines. Financial aid programs have been established to provide access to higher education with guidelines to ensure fairness in disbursing available funds to qualifying students. The Financial Aid Office strives to ensure that courteous, timely and accurate financial aid services are delivered to all students seeking assistance from our office.

For current information on the following items, please visit the Financial Aid Web pages at www.calu.edu/financial-aid:

  • Eligibility requirements.
  • Financial aid application process, including FAFSA.
  • Cost of attendance.
  • Grants.
  • Student employment.
  • Scholarships.
  • Loans.
  • Disbursement of financial aid.
  • Financial aid warning, financial aid suspension, financial aid probation.

Location and Office Hours

The Financial Aid Office is located on the first floor of Dixon Hall. The office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments are encouraged, but a daily on-call counselor is available to assist walk-ins.

Students can contact the Financial Aid Office by phone at 724-938-4415 or by fax at 724-938-4551. In addition, general financial aid information may be obtained at www.calu.edu/financial-aid. Specific financial aid and student account information is available 24 hours a day through the Vulcan Information Portal (VIP).