Financial Aid Resources

Eligibility Parameter

  1. EOPG recipients must have submitted a FAFSA application, an EOP application and must be admitted by EOP in order to be considered for this grant.
  2. EOP grant and stipend recipients must have an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of $1,500 or less.
  3. If recipients GPA should fall below a 2.00 or if placed on SAP, Academic Probation or Academic Disqualification, recipients must meet with my EOP counselor for advising, academic planning, and/or counseling (1-time) per semester to go over the EOP student agreement criteria in order to be eligible for the EOPG the following academic year.
  4. If a recipient drops below (15 units) or withdraws from the university after the census date, recipients will not have to repay the grant, but they will automatically become ineligible for the following semester EOPG allocation. Example: if a student drops below 15 units status at the fall census, the student will not receive the EOPG for the spring. If a student drops below 15 units status at the spring census, student will not receive the EOPG for the fall.
  5. Grant recipients must come into EOP for academic advising to maintain ongoing eligibility for the EOP grant as noted by the EOP student agreement.

ALL EOP STUDENTS are encouraged to apply and complete the FAFSA before March 2nd Date. (Federal School Code: 001150)
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The California Dream Act allows students who meet AB 540 to apply for and participate in the following programs at Sacramento State:

  • Cal Grant A
  • Cal Grant B
  • State University Grant (SUG)
  • Middle Class Scholarship (MCS)
  • Chafee Foster Youth
  • Education Opportunity Program (EOP)

To get more information about this resource please visit: Student Categories/Dream Act.html

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McNair Scholars

This program is for underrepresented students in graduate education.

For more information, please contact   McNair Scholars  Program Administrative Coordinator Lova Harris at  |  Phone: (916) 278-5118 |  Website:

Serna Center Scholarships

Consistent with the lasting vision of Joe and Isabel Serna, the Serna Center aims to encourage policy and political knowledge, activism and engagement, student access and excellence, and community service. The Center’s primary but not sole focus is Chicana/os and Latina/os in the Sacramento region.

For more information contact the   Serna Center  at  |  Phone: (916) 278-4512 |  Fax: (916) 278-4518 |  Website:

Future Scholars

The CSU Scholarship Program for Future Scholars seeks to increase the college participation rate of students who are disadvantaged due to their socioeconomic and educational background. The awards are made to first-time freshman and new transfer students on the basis of their potential to benefit from University-level courses. A $1,000 (per student) scholarship will be given for the academic year and will be awarded in two payments of $500.00 per semester.
(Application deadline: Thursday, September 18, 2017).

Criteria:   FutureScholarFlyer.pdf  (PDF Document)
Application:   FutureScholarsApplication.pdf  (PDF Document)

Anthony J. & Soula Leones Scholarship

The Anthony J. & Soula Leones Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students who are disadvantaged due to their socioeconomic and educational background. This scholarship consists of cash awards of $1,000 for the academic year and will be awarded in two payments of $500.00 per semester.  
(Application deadline: July of every year).

Criteria:   Leones Criteria  (PDF Document)
Application:   Leones Application  (PDF Document)
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Institutional, Departmental and Community Scholarship

The Financial Aid Office administers three types of scholarships: Institution, Department and Community Scholarships. Typically, scholarships are disbursed at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters.

SMUD's "Powering Futures" scholarships

The value of education and the impact it has on our lives, our families, and our communities is measured by the strength of our community and success of our society. We are proud to offer Powering Futures, a special program that awards scholarships totaling up to $60,000 each year. As many as 21 local Sacramento students may individually receive up to $5,000 in scholarships.

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