University description (as per official university website)
Mission and Strategic Planning
Cal State East Bay’s strategic planning process is intended to lead to greater organizational effectiveness, better use of resources, and achievement of university goals and objectives. Through the use of evidence to inform decisions and assessment to evaluate the results of actions, Cal State East Bay will be able to guide its future with confidence.
Strategic Planning Process
The current strategic planning process began in 2005 with a highly participative process to develop a new list of University Goals and Objectives adopted in May 2006. In October 2006, University President Mo Qayoumi initiated a series of 21 Town Hall meetings across the entire University, which shaped the seven mandates in the University’s Framework for the Future (pdf).
In 2008, the University approved its new Academic Plan (pdf) and identified initial priorities for implementation. More specific academic, physical, and divisional plans continue to be developed to sustain support for the University’s mission and values into the future.
Cal State East Bay offered nearly $70 million in grants, loans, scholarships and other financial aid this year. The only way to learn whether you are eligible to receive financial aid is to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Federal Department of Education. Most students at Cal State East Bay are eligible to apply for financial aid. Many types of aid are available including grants, loans and work study.
When to Apply for Financial Aid
It's best to submit your financial aid application online at the same time you apply for admission to Cal State East Bay at CSU Mentor. File the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 of the year you plan to enroll in the University. You must also apply for aid with a FAFSA each year, and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to continue to receive financial aid.
Priority Deadline - March 2
File no later than March 2 to receive priority consideration. Because aid is offered on a first-come first-served basis, those who apply by the priority deadline receive priority funding. While your application will still be considered if it is received after March 2, you greatly increase your chances of receiving aid by meeting the priority deadline. Use the Title IV Code: 001138 when applying for aid at Cal State East Bay. Some individual aid programs have other application requirements and deadlines you must meet to qualify. For grants, loans and work study deadlines, see the information in this site or contact your financial aid office or program advisor.
Cal Grant Deadline - March 2
California residents applying for a Cal Grant must also submit a GPA Verification Form to the California Student Aid Foundation. This form is completed by your school and must be received by the Foundation by March 2.
Complete a FAFSA Each Year
Students must apply each year to obtain financial aid or to continue receiving aid by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Federal Department of Education. After you apply for aid, your award notification will become available in MyCSUEB. After accepting the award offer, you must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to continue receiving aid while you are a student.