How to Apply for Federal Aid
To be considered for Federal Financial Aid, you must first be accepted for admission in a degree program. In regards to privately awarded scholarships and loans, CSU-Global Campus can verify enrollment, but cannot always assist in the specific application requirements, terms, and criteria.
Applications for Federal Financial Aid must be completed and processed by CSU-Global 10 days prior to the start of each term. Download our Academic Calendar for the financial aid deadlines for our upcoming terms.
Federal Financial Aid Application Process
Five easy steps for how to apply for financial aid for college:
- Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need to provide the school code for CSU-Global, which is 042087.
- Students wishing to receive Federal Student Loans will be required to complete a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Direct Loan Entrance Counseling through www.studentloans.gov
- Once the FAFSA has been processed, you will receive a Federal Student Aid Report from the U.S. Department of Education, which will also be electronically submitted to all the schools listed on the FAFSA.
- Students whose data has been selected for verification will be required to submit a verification form, a copy of their transcript from the IRS, and any other documents requested by the Student Financial Services department prior to being awarded. Click here for more information about our verification policy.
- Once all required information is received, eligible students will receive a Financial Aid Package Notification.
Federal Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for federal financial aid, students must meet all of the following requirements:
- Be a citizen of the United States or an eligible non-citizen.
- Be registered for the selective service, if required to do so.
- Have a high school diploma or GED.
- Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student.
- Students cannot be in default on prior student loans, have borrowed in excess of the loan limits under the Title IV programs at any institution, or owe an overpayment on any Title IV loan or grant programs.
- Maintain good academic standing in your program and make satisfactory progress toward the degree sought (see Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for more information).
- To qualify for Federal Direct loans, students must be enrolled at least half-time at the time of disbursement; undergraduates students must attend at least 6 credits and graduate students must attend at least 3 credits