Financial Aid and Scholarships

Apply Now! It's time to File a 2018-2019 FAFSA. Students must apply every year to obtain or to continue receiving financial aid by submitting a FAFSA.

Pawan Wallace is the primary contact regarding financial aid for the doctoral program. You may reach her at the Financial Aid Office at 916-278-3981; email to

Sacramento State programs

Ed.D. Program Awards

 For more information about the Ed.D. Program Awards, please contact the Ed.D. Program Office

College of Education Scholarships


CSU Awards

California State University Foundation – CSU Trustees Award

The CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement is given each year to students who demonstrate superior academic performance, personal accomplishments, community service, and financial need. Each awardee will receive a scholarship of at least $6,000 for the upcoming academic year. Apply through the Sacramento State financial aid office.

CSU Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program 

CDIP) aims to increase the number of promising doctoral students applying for future CSU instructional faculty positions by offering financial assistance in the form of a forgivable loan and mentorship by CSU faculty. 

Nationally Competitive Fellowships