University description (as per official university website)
California State University, Northridge is commonly referred to as Cal State Northridge or CSUN. The university was established in 1958 and was initially known as the San Fernando Valley State College. In 1972, the university adopted its present name. The main campus encompasses 353 acres of land in the San Fernando Valley. CSUN is divided into the following colleges:
* College of Business & Economics
* College of Engineering & Computer Science
* College of Health & Human Development
* College of Humanities
* College of Science & Mathematics
* College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
* Michael D. Eisner College of Education
* Mike Curb College of Arts, Media & Communication
* Roland Tseng College of Extended Learning
Students of CSUN can become members of the National Panhellenic Conference, the North-American Interfraternity Conference, the United Sorority and Fraternity Council, the Christian fraternal organizations and the Armenian Greek Council.
Unlike loans, grants do not have to be repaid. Students must meet eligibility requirements for federal student aid and they must demonstrate financial need. To be considered for grants, students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the award year. State grants are limited to California residents only. Application procedures for state grants may require additional forms aside from the FAFSA, and the funds for these awards may be available only on a limited basis.
Work-Study is a federally-funded program and is awarded to eligible students through the Financial Aid Office (FAO) at California State University, Northridge. Federal Work-Study (FWS) enables you to earn that portion of your expenses not covered by grants and loans. If you have been awarded FWS funds, you must work with an eligible FWS employer to earn them.
Cal State Northridge is pleased to offer a wide variety of scholarships and awards to honor the academic success of our undergraduate and graduate students.
Loans are funds that must be repaid. Most loans are awarded based on financial need and are federally funded. The "Borrower" for all federal programs must meet the general eligibility requirements in addition to specific program requirements. There are six loan programs available: Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Stafford Loans, Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), Graduate PLUS, and Private Student Loans.