Only CSUN matriculated students are potentially eligible for financial aid for the Summer Session. During the spring semester, the CSUN Financial Aid Office will announce more detailed information about Summer Session to CSUN matriculated students eligible for financial aid.
Is summer aid available?
Yes! There are various financial aid options to pay for summer classes for those who qualify:
- NEW: Federal Pell Grant – Now Available Year-Round!
If you received a Pell Grant award for the Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2019 terms you may be eligible for a summer Pell Grant if you enroll in at least 6 units for summer. (for undergrad students only)
- Campus Summer Grant
CSUN students who were eligible for the State University Grant (SUG) in Spring 2019 and enroll in a minimum of six units for Summer 2019 will be considered for the Campus Summer Grant – awards of up to $2,000. Funds are limited.
- Student Loans
Beginning April 2019, you may apply for a Direct Loan and/or PLUS loan by completing a loan request form available at go.csun.edu/FAForms. Learn more by visiting csun.edu/financialaid/loans.
How do I apply for summer aid?
CSUN students enrolling for summer through The Tseng College:
- If you anticipate having summer aid available, complete the request for Temporary Enrollment Protection as outlined on this webpage.
- Enroll in summer courses and pay your summer registration fees on your own at the time of enrollment. Financial aid awards will not be available when you enroll. If you are later found eligible for aid, you will be awarded. However, you should also be financially prepared for the possibility that we may run out of funds or that you may not have remaining eligibility for the summer term.
- Have a 2018-2019 financial aid application on file with the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department. If you already completed a 2018-2019 FAFSA or CA Dream application, you do not need to submit another one for summer aid.
- Submit all required documents as listed in your To-Do List. Log on to the myNorthridge Portal, and navigate to the SOLAR Student Center. The To-Do List is located on the right side of the page.
- Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
- To be considered for the Campus Summer Grant, you must be enrolled half-time. Eligible students will be identified and awarded once enrollment is established. No further action is required by the student. (Note: You must maintain half-time eligibility in order to keep the Campus Summer Grant. If you drop below half-time status, we will cancel the grant.)
Temporary Enrollment Protection
Full payment for Summer Session is due within two hours of registration. Approved Enrollment protection requests will protect you from being automatically dis-enrolled from classes for non-payment.
- To request temporary enrollment protection for Summer Session 2019, please complete the Request For Temporary Enrollment Protection form.
- Be advised that this form is not an application for financial aid, and enrollment protection is not a guarantee that you will receive financial aid.
- Should a student with approved enrollment protection still have a remaining tuition balance after summer aid has been disburse and paid toward the balance, they will be required to pay the remaining tuition balance immediately.
A sponsored student is one whose tuition will be paid by a third party, such as an employer, military organization, vocational rehabilitation department, municipality, or any other agency, body, board or business entity.
In order for you to be considered a sponsored student, your sponsor must submit a letter of authorization to the Tseng College prior to registration. Upon approval, CSUN will invoice the sponsoring organization directly for your tuition fees; you will not have to pay at the time of registration. Please read instructions here: Third Party Sponsorships.
If you are a veteran, reservist or dependent of a veteran with disabilities or deceased veteran and you are eligible to receive educational benefits, please contact the CSUN Veterans Affairs Office for assistance with priority registration and fee payment.
CSUN Staff Fee Waiver Program
The University's Fee Waiver and Reduction Program for employees applies only to state-funded programs and terms. Therefore, the fee waiver program will not apply to courses offered in the self-support Summer Session.
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