Center for Student Financial Aid & Scholarships


The Center for Student Financial Aid is committed to assisting current and prospective students with financial assistance available from federal, state and institutional sources for their attendance at Cal State L.A.


  • The FAFSA and Dream Application (AB540) Applications for the 2018-19 award year are now available. Instead of waiting until January 1, 2018 to apply, you may now begin on October 1, 2017.  Be sure to complete your application online. March 2nd, 2018 is still the priority funding consideration deadline.  Students who apply after the March 2, 2018 priority deadline may be considered for remaining available aid, which is dependent on funding availability.
  • Note:  Federal implications to DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) does not affect a Dreamer’s eligibility for California state financial aid and should not deter you from applying.  If you would like more information about DACA, please do not hesitate to contact The Glazer’s Family Dreamer’s Resource Center located in SA214.  They can also be reached at or 323-343-4367.
  • Students may still apply for financial aid for the 2017-18 award year by submitting a FAFSA for the 2017-18 award year.