Financial Aid Award Policies
Important CSUF Policies Regarding Your Award
When you “request” financial aid funds, you acknowledge
the following policies:
California State University, Fullerton reserves the right to
review, adjust or cancel financial aid awards at any time because
of changes in federal, state, or CSUF availability of funds.
All award offers are prepared based on full-time enrollment
(e.g. 12+ units undergrad, 8+ units grad). If you plan to be enrolled
part-time, your award offer will not be revised but your payment
may be adjusted. Cal Grant, State University Grant, Educational Opportunity Grant, and
Federal Pell Grant are adjusted based on less than full-time status.
When the University prepares your disbursement, your fees will
be paid first by applying your financial aid funds directly to
your fee obligation and other university debts like
library or health center fees. Any funds remaining will
be prepared in the form of a balance check to be disbursed
to you or sent to your bank account through Direct Deposit.
Cal Grant A and Cal Grant B fee awards are adjusted if you are enrolled in fewer
than 7 units because you are charged a lower fee for 1-6 units.
You must be enrolled at least half-time (6 units equivalent)
to receive Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal
Work-Study, Cal Grant A or B, Federal Supplemental Educational
Opportunity Grant, Educational Opportunity Grant, ACG/SMART, and State University Grant.
Grants and Scholarships are gift aid (free money). We automatically assume that you accept any
grants or scholarships.
Loans and Work-Study must be accepted or declined. See instructions in Titan Online. Disbursed
loans must be repaid.
Your eligibility for financial aid programs is contingent upon your meeting Satisfactory
Academic Progress (SAP) policies. You must complete the required number of units and you must complete your academic program within a reasonable timeframe as described
in the SAP Policy.
Regulations governing financial aid are subject to change at
any time without notice.
Your financial aid offer will be voided and/or one or more financial
aid programs (as appropriate) will be canceled if it is based
on any error in determining eligibility for aid whether you or
the Office of Financial Aid made the error.
If you withdraw from/cease attending all of your classes, you may be required to repay some or all of the funds received and any fee refund will be returned to the appropriate financial aid account.
If your enrollment status is reduced prior to the fifth week
of classes and a Federal Pell Grant and/or Cal Grant and/or State University Grant was disbursed,
you may be billed for any overpaid amount.
Your award may be adjusted or canceled due to changes in financial
aid need, state residency, marital or academic status or if you
fail to comply with State, Federal and University regulations.