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What CSULB Fin Aid Will You Get?

Most college students will not be charged the full price tag of a school. Instead, they will be offered a financial aid package that includes a combination of loans, grants, scholarships and possibly work-study opportunities.

The amount of financial assistance and scholarships or grants you can get varies based on your circumstances. Keep reading to learn more to help you to know just how much aid and scholarships to expect from CSULB.

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What Percentage of Students Receive Financial Assistance?

$9,183.00 is the typical California State University - Long Beach’s first year financial aid package. 80% of reshman students get financial aid, most of which is in the form of grants and scholarships


Is it a True Discount?

Financial aid helps lower the cost, or the full retail price of the institution. But bear in mind that the only true college discount is scholarships & grants.

College Loans at California State University - Long Beach

Concerned about the student loans that might be part of your financing deal? Look at the average amount of debt per student at California State University - Long Beach.

Number of CSULB Grants & Scholarships

Colleges and universities offer institutional scholarships and grants as financial assistance to help students cover tuition fees and other educational costs. These awards, which do not require repayment, can be merit-based or need-based. Merit-based institutional scholarships recognize students who have exceptional academic records, special talents, or skills in particular areas. Eligibility for these scholarships often depends on factors such as a student’s high school performance, standardized test scores, or involvement in extracurricular activities. In contrast, need-based institutional grants are designed for students who show financial need. The amount awarded usually depends on the student’s family’s financial condition and aims.

The stats below refer to aid that is provided by California State University - Long Beach.

42% of incoming freshmen (2133 total) were awarded scholarships at California State University - Long Beach, averaging $5,771.00 a piece. This puts it in the top 50th percentile among colleges and universities nationwide.

As well as scholarships, 50% of freshmen (2535 total) obtained a federal grant, for about $5,176.00 a piece.


Financial Aid by Family Income

The following table shows scholarship and grant allocations by income for first-year students receiving any form of federal Title IV assistance, including Federal PLUS loans.

Income LevelPercent of FreshmanAverage Assistance
Income 0-30k22.98%$13,183.00
Income 30k-48k13.64%$12,273.00
Income 48k-75k12.48%$8,657.00
Income 75k-110k5.61%$4,745.00
Income 110k +4.64%$1,244.00

Title IV Aid

The table above displays students who are getting Title IV aid, federal aid from the government including loans, grants or work-study. Get more info on Title IV here.

The Typical Undergraduate Who Gets a Grant or Scholarship Gets $9,183.00.

3794 CSULB undergrads obtain grant aid (this is about 80% of the entire undergraduate student population). The average amount these students receive is $9,183.00.

Want to Know More About Tuition and Fee Prices?

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