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Financial Aid and Scholarships


The Financial Aid office assists students as they pursue their educational goals. You may be eligible for Grants, Loans, and Scholarships to help make college an affordable experience.

You must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the online application available at  www.fafsa.ed.gov  and listing CSU Channel Islands as the institution to receive information. Our school code is: 039803

For help on applying to FAFSA, check out these videos here

Financial Aid is available to students admitted to undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

To apply for financial aid in Fall 2015- Spring 2016 (or Summer 2016) complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA

To apply for financial aid during Fall 2016- Spring 2017 (or Summer 2017) complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA available January 1, 2016 

Financial Aid

Upcoming Financial Aid appointment schedules:

Goleta Campus
12:00pm to 4:00pm

March 10, 2017, 12:00pm-4:00pm
April 6, 2017, 12:00pm-4:00pm
May 10, 2017, 12:00pm-4:00pm
June 2, 2017, 12:00pm-4:00pm
July 7, 2017, 12:00pm-4:00pm
August 4, 2017, 12:00pm-4:00pm


Thousand Oaks 4pm-6pm.
Financial Aid Walk-in Counseling

March 18, 2017, 4pm-6pm
June 1, 2017, 4pm-6pm
September 4, 2017, 4pm-6pm

To schedule a Financial Aid appointment, contact:

Camarillo campus appointments are available upon request, Monday Tuesday Friday 9:00am -5:00pm

Please email Kristin Carpenter Financial Aid Counselor for availability. Please send your request for an appointment no later than one business day in advance. Walk- ins are welcome on Wednesdays and Thursdays, on a first come first serve basis. 

For more information on how to apply for financial aid please visit the CSU Channel Islands, Extended University Student Services website.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships for MS Biotechnology Degree

CIRM Grant for Stem Cell Emphasis for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Awards 10 students a stipend of 37,750 for one year and a $7000 scholarship.

Questions regarding the CIRM grant for Stem Cell Emphasis and all CIRM grant related manners should be directed to:
Judi Le
CIRM Grant Analyst
(805) 437-3203

Interested in pursuing a doctorate?

Pre-Doctoral Program (Sally Casanova Scholars)

The CSU Pre-Doctoral Program each year identifies Sally Casanova Scholars, prospective graduate students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who with a faculty mentor and financial assistance prepare for graduate school during their junior or senior year. Students who are already in Master degree programs also qualify for this program.

Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program

The program seeks to provide loans to doctoral students who are interested in applying and competing for CSU instructional faculty positions after completion of the doctoral degree. Additionally, a portion of their loan from this program will be forgiven every year of employment in a qualifying position.

For more information about these doctoral programs, please contact:

Dr. Gary Kinsey
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of the School of Education

Other Scholarship Opportunities

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