What CSULB Fin Aid Are You Eligible For?

Most students won’t pay the advertised price of a school. Instead, they will be provided with a financial aid plan that includes a mix of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. But some kinds of aid are more desirable than others, and some students will get more than others.

Just how much financial assistance will actually be accessible to you? Find answers to your questions here.

What Amount of Financial Assistance is Available?

$14,535 is the average California State University - Long Beach's freshman financial aid plan. About 75.0% of incoming students get financial aid, most of which is in the form of scholarships and grants.

College Reductions

Loans technically fall under the umbrella of 'financial aid', but the only true college discount is a grant or scholarship that you do not need to pay back.

College Loans at CSULB

Student debt really should be regarded as an "outcome" rather than "aid". Find more on student loan debt at CSULB.

Amount of CSULB Scholarships & Grants

The numbers below apply to scholarships and grants largely provided by the school itself.

45.0% of freshmen (2,177 total) were awarded scholarships at California State University - Long Beach, averaging $5,765 per person. This ranks in the top 40th percentile of all colleges nationwide.

2,466 first years also received a grant. About 51.0% of CSULB freshmen got grants with an average of $5,087 per person.

How are scholarships and grants given away to first years at CSULB? See the chart below.

Grants vs. Scholarships

Grants are usually need-based while scholarships are merit-based.

How Financial Need Affects Financial Aid

The chart below shows grant and scholarship allocations by family income for first year students receiving any type of federally-funded Title IV aid, which includes Federal PLUS loans.

Income LevelPercent of FreshmanAverage Assistance
Income 0-30k26.3%$12,875
Income 30k-48k13.0%$11,644
Income 48k-75k11.4%$8,432
Income 75k-110k6.6%$4,695
Income 110k +7.7%$1,059
Title IV Aid

The graph above displays students who are receiving Title IV aid which is federal assistance from the government in the form of grants, loans, and work-study. Learn more.

The Standard Undergraduate Receiving a Scholarship or Grant Obtains $8,652

22,474 CSULB students receive grant aid (this is around 71.0% of the overall student body). The usual amount these students receive is $8,652

Looking for Detail About Tuition and Fees Costs?

Check out the Tuition and Fees page or the Cost Per Credit Hour page to find out more.

California State University - Long Beach Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Department Websitewww.csulb.edu/financial-aid
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www2.calstate.edu/attend/paying-for-college/Pages/csu-costs.aspx

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