Financial Aid Office #Icanaffordcollege


Office of Financial Aid, the place that helps guide in the right financial track to ensure financial literacy as a student. They also educate how to take advantage of the help that is provided to the students.


Most of your questions have already been answered on the financial aid website

No matter how many units you are taking or your status, there is some sort of help

Walk-ins are recommended. They are available Monday - Wednesday 11: 00 AM - 4: 00 PM

Thursday 10 :00 AM - 4: 00 PM, NOT AVAILABLE ON FRIDAYS

Plan ahead, come in for counseling & advising early

They are conveniently located at the UH-146

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Should I wait until my taxes are filed before I do my FAFSA?

A. Not if you’ll miss the March 2 priority filing date! We encourage you to complete your taxes as early as possible so that your FAFSA is accurate. However, if you or your parents cannot complete the taxes before March 2, use your best estimate of income and taxes. Just indicate on your FAFSA that you are using estimated figures. Once you file your taxes, you can make corrections to your FAFSA application or complete the Data Retrieval Tool to update your tax information.

Q. Do I have to be full-time to receive financial aid?

A. No. You will qualify for most types of financial aid if you are enrolled at least half-time, defined at Cal State Fullerton as 6 semester units. You may qualify for a Federal Pell Grant payment with fewer than 6 semester units. For further details, including special graduate enrollment conditions, see our Enrollment Q & A.

Q. What is an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and when do I provide it?

A. The "expected family contribution" is based on your family’s resources, the number of family members and the number in college. The EFC is the amount you and your family are expected to pay toward your educational costs. The federal need analysis formula determines the EFC and assumes the following: Parents have the primary responsibility to pay for their children’s education. Students also have a responsibility to help pay for their own educations.The EFC is not an amount that is "due" at one specific time. It can be contributed to your educational costs in a variety of ways such as assisting in the payment of fees each semester, buying books and supplies or providing housing, transportation costs or other miscellaneous educational costs. The EFC is the amount of your total costs that will not be covered by need-based financial aid. However, there are non-need-based financial aid programs, including some scholarships, the Federal Stafford Unsubsidized Loan and the Federal PLUS Loan (see Stafford and PLUS Loans).



CA Dream Act (CDA)

An Office of the U.S. Department of Education

IRS Tax Incentives for Higher Education

National Association for Financial Aid Administrators

California Student Aid Commission


CSU Scholarships Information

Your guide to college information

Princeton Review Financial Aid Information

Free scholarship

Fast Aid

The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid

College Board

Fastweb Scholarship Search




Phone: (657) 278-3125

Fax: (657) 278-1595


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