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.
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.
Student debt really should be regarded as an "outcome" rather than "aid". Find more on student loan debt at Cal State Long Beach.
How Much Aid Is Offered in 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.
As well as scholarships, 51.0% of first years (2,466 total) were awarded federal grant aid, for about $5,087 each.
The chart below shows the usual amount of scholarship and grant aid distributed to all first year students.
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 Level||Percent of Freshman||Average Assistance|
|Income 110k +||7.7%||$1,059|
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
Of the 31,690 undergraduate students at California State University - Long Beach about 71.0% (22,474 total) receive some kind of grant aid. The average amount given was $8,652.
California State University - Long Beach Financial Aid Information
|Financial Aid Department Website||www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/financial_aid/types_aid.html|
|Net Price Calculator||https://www2.calstate.edu/attend/paying-for-college/Pages/csu-costs.aspx|
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