Financial Aid Basics

2016-2017 Academic Year

Allowance          With Parents        On-Campus  Off-Campus        
Food & Housing $4,968 $12,492
Transportation $1,108 $838 $1,242
Miscellaneous Personal $1,458 $1,458 $1,458
TOTAL $16,226 $24,904 $23,884
Tuition Fees $6,900 $6,900 $6,900
Food & Housing $13,916
Books & Supplies $1,792 $1,792 $1,792

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Tuition fees listed in posted schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, the CSU must reserve the right, even after initial tuition fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed tuition fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester has begun. All CSU listed tuition fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.

Non-resident students add $372 per unit for non-resident enrollment fees. Budget figures are for estimating purposes only and subject to change without notice.  

For additional estimated Cost of Attendance for other degree programs click here.

Among the many policy and program changes affecting student aid, there are a few that you must be aware of as it affects your continued aid eligibility.  

Satisfactory Academic Progress
When accepting financial aid, you acknowledge that you must maintain SAP according to the standards established by Sacramento State.  If you do not meet these standards, you will be disqualified from receiving aid, unless you eligible to file an appeal and the appeal is approved.  SAP is reviewed on a term (semester) basis for probation students who were conditionally approved by appeal and annually after Spring grades post for all other students.

Disbursement Policy
Financial Aid holds prevent financial aid disbursements. The first financial aid disbursement of each semester occurs around the first week of classes. Weekly disbursements continue throughout the year as students complete their financial aid files and clear holds.

Withdrawal Policy
Withdrawing from the University may have an effect on your financial aid eligibility. You should review the University dates & deadlines regarding refunds and processes.  The Financial Aid Office is required by federal regulation to calculate a Return of Title IV funds for all students who withdrew.  Meaning, it will determine how much (if any), of aid programs you may need to repay.

Repeat Coursework
Although you may need to repeat a class for various reasons, you should be aware that not all repeated coursework is eligible for federal aid. We will notify you during early registration and before the term starts if you are registered in a repeated class that does not qualify for federal aid.  You must take action in possibly changing or dropping repeated classes before to avoid possible repayment of aid.



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