University description (as per official university website)
California State University, Stanislaus is an exceptional public university that, because of its student-friendly size and commitment to excellence, is able to offer all the benefits of a private education. CSU Stanislaus offers baccalaureate degrees in the liberal arts, sciences, business and education, as well as teaching credentials, masterís degree programs, and other professional studies.
The University is composed of the College of the Arts, College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Human and Health Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Natural Sciences. Additional course offerings developed specifically for learners seeking professional or personal development are available through University Extended Education. CSU Stanislaus continues to emphasize quality and excellence in education and to respond to the needs of its diverse student population. Through a strong commitment to diversity and educational equity, CSU Stanislaus helps all students reach their full potential.
The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office administers Federal and State financial aid programs and University scholarship funds available to help students meet their educational expenses. New students should review the Financial Aid information on this website and in the CSU Admission Application booklet as well as the course catalog on our website for information on Fees and Financial Aid.
Any student who needs financial assistance to attend California State University, Stanislaus is encouraged to apply. Specific eligibility requirements vary from program to program. However, there are some requirements that apply to most of the financial aid programs. The student must meet the following minimum requirements:
* Demonstrate financial need, except for some scholarship and loan programs
* Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
* Have a valid Social Security Number
* Be admitted and enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program
* Have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate
* Maintain satisfactory academic progress as determined by the school
* Not be in default on any loan or owe a refund on any grant
* Be registered for Selective Service, if required.