Financial Aid ~ Grants

Grants are awards based on financial need and do not have to be repaid. The amounts listed apply to the 2005-2006 academic year and are subject to change.

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is available to students pursuing their first undergraduate degree, and to students enrolled at CSUMB in a teacher credential program. Award amounts range from $400 to $4,050 and are prorated for students enrolled less than fulltime.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

The FSEOG is for undergraduate students who have exceptional financial need, are pursuing their first degree, and demonstrate eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant. The amount of FSEOG at CSUMB ranges from $100 to $400.

Educational Opportunity Program Grant

The EOP grant is available to undergraduate students admitted to CSUMB through EOP. Due to limited state funds, not all EOP students receive EOP grants.

Cal Grants A, B

The State of California provides grants to undergraduate and teacher credential candidates who are California residents for payment of registration fees. Initial awards are based on financial need, grade point average, and year in school. Renewal awards are based on financial need and satisfactory academic progress.

Cal Grant A initial awards are available to first bachelor’s degree students with both need and academic merit. The maximum award is $2,922. Grants are renewable through the fourth year of college, and for the teacher credential program.

Cal Grant B initial awards provide a stipend of $1,551 for first bachelor’s degree students demonstrating high financial need and academic merit. Renewal Cal B awards include both a fee payment and the stipend.

If not a California resident, you should check with your state higher education agency to find out if any state grants or scholarships are offered.

State University Grant

State University Grants (SUG) are intended for students who are residents of California. Students must have an expected family contribution of less than $4,000. Students receiving a fee payment from other programs, such as Vocational Rehabilitation, California Veterans, Over 60s, and Cal Grant A, B, cannot receive this grant. The maximum SUG award is $3,102.

CSUMB Housing Grant

CSUMB’s housing grant provides assistance to students living on campus in the residence halls, the North Quad suites and apartments, or Frederick Park apartments. Recipients must demonstrate high financial need. Due to limited funding, not all qualified students receive this grant, so you should file your FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible.


Revised 7/1/05