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    California State University San Marcos
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
2016-2018 Catalog 
  
2016-2018 Catalog

Fees and Financial Aid



SCHEDULE OF TUITION AND FEES –2016/17

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Tuition and fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial payments are made, to increase or modify any listed tuition or fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide tuition, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester has begun. All CSU-listed tuition and fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide tuition will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 – 66028.6 of the Education Code).

The following reflects applicable systemwide tuition for semester campuses. These rates are subject to change.
 

Per Semester

  0.0-6.0 units 6.1+ units
Tuition Fee (Undergraduate) $1,587.00 $2,736.00
Tuition Fee (Credential) $1,842.00 $3,174.00
Tuition Fee (Graduate) $1,953.00 $3,369.00
Health Facility Fee $25.00 $25.00
Associated Students Fee $50.00 $50.00
Instructional Related Activity (IRA) Fee $5.00 $5.00
Recreation Fee $35.00 $35.00

Clark FH Operations

$12.00    
      ASI Campus Recreation $12.00    
      Track & Lower Recreation Field Maintenance $11.00    
Student Union Fee $315.00 $315.00
Student Health Services Fee $70.00 $70.00
Mental Health Fee $74.00 $74.00
Academic Records Fee $12.00 $12.00
Athletics Fee $100.00 $100.00
Childcare Services $10.00 $10.00
Academic Excellence and Student Success Fee $250.00 $250.00
Total for Undergraduate $2,533.00 $3,682.00
Total for Credential $2,788.00 $4,120.00
Total for Graduate $2,899.00 $4,315.00

2016/17 Graduate Business Professional Fee

$254 per unit in addition to mandatory fees and non-resident fees (if applicable).

The Graduate Business Professional Fee is paid on a per unit basis in addition to the mandatory tuition and campus fees for the following graduate business program: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.).

 

Nonresident Students (U.S. and Foreign)

Nonresident Tuition (in addition to basic tuition fees and other systemwide fees charged to all students) for all campuses: $372 per unit.

The total nonresident tuition paid per term will be determined by the number of units taken.

Mandatory systemwide fees are waived for those individuals who qualify for such exemption under the provisions of the California Education Code (see section on fee waivers).

Students are charged campus fees in addition to systemwide fees. Information on campus fees can be found by contacting the individual campus(es).

Credit Cards

Pay online using American Express, MasterCard, Discover, or VISA. A 2.75% convenience fee will be applied.

E-Check

Electronic checks have no convenience fee.

 

User Fees

Academic Technology Services Equipment Fee (See equipment checkout fee schedule) Varies
Administrative Late Fee (Failure to meet administratively required appointment or time limit fee) $15.00
Administrative Refund Fee $5.00
Alumni Placement Fee $25.00
Application Fee for CSU Admission (nonrefundable) $55.00
Bicycle Storage Fee- Per semester $15.00
BIOL 104   $20.00
BIOL 210 , BIOL 211   $25.00
BIOL 160 , BIOL 175 , BIOL 176 , BIOL 177 , BIOL 178 , BIOL 351 , BIOL 352 , BIOL 353 , BIOL 354 , BIOL 367  - Miscellaneous Course Fees (each) $45.00
Biotechnology Course Fee: BIOT 355 , BIOT 356  (each) $45.00
Chemistry Lab Breakage Fee - Cost of broken lab equipment Varies
Chemistry — Lower-Division Courses: CHEM 105L , CHEM 150L , CHEM 201L , CHEM 202L , CHEM 250L, CHEM 275  (each) $30.00
Chemistry — Upper-Division Courses: CHEM 351L , CHEM 404L , CHEM 405 , CHEM 416 , CHEM 499  (each) $35.00
College of Education Application Credential Fee $25.00
Computing Services Fee $30.00
Cross-Enrollment Fee $10.00
Dishonored Checks & Credit Cards $20.00
Emergency Loan Fee $2.00
Emergency Loan Late Fee $40.00
Foreign Language Proficiency Test $91.00
General Education, Science GES 102   $20.00
Health Services Augmented Fee $8.00 - $15.00
Health Services Augmented Cancellation Fee $20.00
KINE 200 , KINE 201  (fee per class) $15.00
KINE 305 , KINE 406  (fee per class) $25.00
KINE 300 $30.00
KINE 302 , KINE 326  (fee per class) $35.00
KINE 104   $45.00
Late Graduation Application Fee $15.00
Late Registration Fee $25.00
Mass Media Course Fee: MASS 302 $20.00
Mass Media Course Fee: MASS 457 $5.00
Music Course Fee: MUSC 120   $10.00
Music Course Fee: MUSC 304 $20.00
Music Course Fee: MUSC 402   $10.00
Music Course Fee: MUSC 427   $30.00
Nursing TEAS Exam Fee (non-refundable) $65.00
Nursing Program Evaluation Fee $50.00
School of Nursing LVN-BSN Skills Assessment Fee $100.00
Orientation Fee - Family member full day (each, up to 2 guests per student) $45.00
Orientation Fee - Incoming Freshman $95.00
Orientation Fee - Transfer Student $70.00
Orientation Fee - First-Year Student with Overnight $165.00
Parking Fee - Auto per semester $338.00
Parking – Other (www.csusm.edu/parking) Varies
Payment Plan Fee (per semester) $25.00
     Late Payment Plan Fee (per month) $15.00
     Late Payment Plan Fee (max per semester) $45.00
Photo ID - New/Replacement $5.00
Photo ID - Temporary (ALCI, Open University) $2.00
Physics — Lower-Division Courses: PHYS 201 , PHYS 202 , PHYS 203 , PHYS 205 , PHYS 206  (each) $25.00
Physics — Upper-Division Courses: PHYS 301 , PHYS 402  (each) $30.00
Psychology Course Fee: PSYC 402   $29.00
Student Laptop Computer Security Repair Fee $30.00
Theatre Arts Courses: TA 305 , TA 489 (each) $20.00
Thesis Binding Fee $25.00
Transcript Waiver Evaluation Fee $25.00
Visual Arts Course Fee: VSAR 110 , VSAR 130 , VSAR 131 , VSAR 301, VSAR 303 , VSAR 304 , VSAR 305 , VSAR 306 , VSAR 309 , VSAR 406 , VSAR 440  (each) $20.00
Visual and Performing Arts Overdue Equipment Late Fee (per hour) $2.00
Visual and Performing Arts: VPA 380 -13 $20.00
Visual and Performing Arts: VPA 380 -15 $5.00

 

Note: User fees are subject to change pending approval in accordance with university procedures. Refunds of fees and tuition charges for self-support, special session, and extended education programs or courses at the California State University are governed by a separate policy established by the University, available at: www.csusm.edu/el.

 

SCHEDULE OF TUITION AND FEES –2017/18

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Tuition and fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial payments are made, to increase or modify any listed tuition or fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide tuition, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester has begun. All CSU-listed tuition and fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide tuition will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 – 66028.6 of the Education Code).

The following reflects applicable systemwide tuition for semester campuses. These rates are subject to change.

Per Semester

  0.0-6.0 units 6.1+ units
Tuition Fee (Undergraduate) $1,665.00 $2,871.00
Tuition Fee (Credential) $1,932.00 $3,330.00
Tuition Fee (Graduate) $2,082.00 $3,588.00
Health Facility Fee $20.00 $20.00
Associated Students Fee $75.00 $75.00
Instructional Related Activity (IRA) Fee $5.00 $5.00
Recreation Fee $35.00 $35.00
      Clark FH Operations $12.00    
      ASI Campus Recreation $12.00    
      Track & Lower Recreation Field Maintenance $11.00    
Student Union Fee $315.00 $315.00
Student Health Services Fee $75.00 $75.00
Mental Health Fee $83.00 $83.00
Academic Records Fee $12.00 $12.00
Athletics Fee $100.00 $100.00
Childcare Services $10.00 $10.00
Academic Excellence and Student Success Fee $250.00 $250.00
Total for Undergraduate $2,645.00 $3,851.00
Total for Credential $2,912.00 $4,310.00
Total for Graduate $3,062.00 $4,568.00

 

2017/18 Graduate Business Professional Fee

$270 per unit in addition to mandatory fees and non-resident fees (if applicable).

The Graduate Business Professional Fee is paid on a per unit basis in addition to the mandatory tuition and campus fees for the following graduate business program: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.).

Nonresident Students (U.S. and Foreign)

Nonresident Tuition (in addition to basic tuition and systemwide fees charged to all students) for all campuses: $396 per unit.

The total nonresident tuition paid per term will be determined by the number of units taken.

Mandatory systemwide tuition is waived for those individuals who qualify for such exemption under the provisions of the California Education Code (see section on fee waivers).

Students are charged campus fees in addition to tuition and systemwide fees. Information on campus fees can be found by contacting the individual campus(es). 

 

Credit Cards

Pay online using American Express, MasterCard, Discover, or VISA. A 2.75% convenience fee will be applied.

E-Check

Electronic checks have no convenience fee.

 

User Fees

Academic Technology Services Equipment Fee (See equipment checkout fee schedule) Varies
Administrative Late Fee (Failure to meet administratively required appointment or time limit fee) $15.00
Administrative Refund Fee $5.00
Alumni Placement Fee $25.00
Application Fee for CSU Admission (nonrefundable) $55.00
Bicycle Storage Fee- Per semester $15.00
BIOL 104   $20.00
BIOL 210 , BIOL 211   $25.00
BIOL 160 , BIOL 175 , BIOL 176 , BIOL 177 , BIOL 178 , BIOL 351 , BIOL 352 , BIOL 353 , BIOL 354 , BIOL 367  - Miscellaneous Course Fees (each) $45.00
Biotechnology Course Fee: BIOT 355 , BIOT 356  (each) $45.00
Chemistry Lab Breakage Fee - Cost of broken lab equipment Varies
Chemistry — Lower-Division Courses: CHEM 105L , CHEM 150L , CHEM 201L , CHEM 202L , 250L, CHEM 275  (each) $30.00
Chemistry — Upper-Division Courses: CHEM 351L , CHEM 404L , CHEM 405 , CHEM 416 , CHEM 499  (each) $35.00
College of Education Application Credential Fee $25.00
Computing Services Fee $30.00
Cross-Enrollment Fee $10.00
Dishonored Checks & Credit Cards $20.00
Emergency Loan Fee $2.00
Emergency Loan Late Fee $40.00
Foreign Language Proficiency Test $91.00
General Education, Science GES 102   $20.00
Health Services Augmented Fee $8.00 - $15.00
Health Services Augmented Cancellation Fee $20.00
KINE 200 , KINE 201  (fee per class) $15.00
KINE 305 , KINE 406  (fee per class) $25.00
Kinesiology 300 $30.00
KINE 302 , KINE 326  (fee per class) $35.00
KINE 104   $45.00
Late Graduation Application Fee $15.00
Late Registration Fee $25.00
Mass Media Course Fee: MASS 302 $20.00
Mass Media Course Fee: MASS 457 $5.00
Music Course Fee: MUSC 120   $10.00
Music Course Fee: MUSC 304 $20.00
Music Course Fee: MUSC 402   $10.00
Music Course Fee: MUSC 427   $30.00
Nursing TEAS Exam Fee (non-refundable) $65.00
Nursing Program Evaluation Fee $50.00
School of Nursing LVN-BSN Skills Assessment Fee $100.00
Orientation Fee - Family member full day (each, up to 2 guests per student) $45.00
Orientation Fee - Incoming Freshman $95.00
Orientation Fee - Transfer Student $70.00
Orientation Fee - First-Year Student with Overnight $165.00
Parking Fee - Auto per semester $338.00
Parking – Other (www.csusm.edu/parking) Varies
Payment Plan Fee (per semester) $25.00
     Late Payment Plan Fee (per month) $15.00
     Late Payment Plan Fee (max per semester) $45.00
Photo ID - New/Replacement $5.00
Photo ID - Temporary (ALCI, Open University) $2.00
Physics — Lower-Division Courses: PHYS 201 , PHYS 202 , PHYS 203 , PHYS 205 , PHYS 206  (each) $25.00
Physics — Upper-Division Courses: PHYS 301 , PHYS 402  (each) $30.00
Psychology Course Fee: PSYC 402   $29.00
Printing Course Fee: (VSAR 200 , VSAR 350 ) per class $20.00
Student Laptop Computer Security Repair Fee $30.00
Theatre Arts Courses: TA 305 , TA 489 (each) $20.00
Thesis Binding Fee $25.00
Transcript Waiver Evaluation Fee $25.00
Visual Arts Course Fee: VSAR 110 , VSAR 130 , VSAR 131 , VSAR 301, VSAR 303 , VSAR 304 , VSAR 305 , VSAR 306 , VSAR 309 , VSAR 406 , VSAR 440  (each) $20.00
Visual and Performing Arts Overdue Equipment Late Fee (per hour) $2.00
Visual and Performing Arts: VPA 380 -13 $20.00
Visual and Performing Arts: VPA 380 -15 $5.00

Note: User fees are subject to change pending approval in accordance with university procedures. Refunds of fees and tuition charges for self-support, special session, and extended education programs or courses at the California State University are governed by a separate policy established by the University, available at: www.csusm.edu/el.

 

Library Fees

Circuit  
Overdue books (fee per day up to $25 maximum) $1.00
Replacement cost 140.00
Note: Circuit fees apply to students and faculty.  
   
General Circulation  
Overdue material  
     Late (fee per day) 0.25
     Lost Books/Damaged Materials* 71.71
   
Interlibrary Loan  
Overdue Books (fee per day up to $25 maximum) 1.00
Lost Books (based on average cost) 71.71
Book strap removal 1.50
Items not picked 5.00
Note: Interlibrary Loan fees apply to students and faculty.  
   
Media Services  
Overdue Media (fee per day up to $25 maximum) 1.00
Unrewound video/cassette tapes 1.00
Overdue Media Equipment (fee per day, up to replacement cost) 5.00
Lost inserts/booklets from CDs & videos 10.00
Lost Media (minimum of 71.71 up to replacement cost) 71.71
   
Reserves  
Overdue Materials (fee per loan period, hourly/day/week, $25 maximum) 1.00
Lost reserve items (based on average cost) 71.71
   

Other Changes or other fee schedules are posted at Check-Out/Circulation & Reserves Desk. * Items with replacement cost over $150 will be charged actual cost.

 

Student Health Insurance

Starting in January 2014, most people over the age of 18 will be required to have public or private health insurance according to the federal law, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This is to provide coverage for health care services outside those provided by SHCS. Individuals who do not have this insurance will be subject to a federal financial penalty. Information about insurance plans may be found on the clinic’s website: http://www.csusm.edu/shcs/generalinfo/healthinsurance.html. All international students are required to have health insurance coverage. International students desiring additional information should contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment. Please call the clinic for questions.

Refund of Mandatory Fees, Including Nonresident Tuition

Regulations governing the refund of mandatory fees, including nonresident tuition, for students enrolling at the California State University are included in Section 41802 of Title 5, California Code of Regulations. For purposes of the refund policy, mandatory fees are defined as those systemwide and campus fees that are required to be paid in order to enroll in state-supported academic programs at the California State University, available at www.csusm.edu/sfs. Refunds of fees and tuition charges for self-support, special session, and extended education programs or courses at the California State University are governed by a separate policy established by the University, available at www.csusm.edu/el.

In order to receive a full refund of mandatory fees, less an administrative charge established by the campus, including nonresident tuition, a student must cancel registration or drop all courses prior to the first day of instruction for the term. Information on procedures and deadlines for canceling registration and dropping classes is available in the Schedule of Classes.

For state-supported semesters, quarters, and non-standard terms or courses of four (4) weeks or more, a student who withdraws during the term in accordance with the University’s established procedures or drops all courses prior to the campus-designated drop period will receive a refund of mandatory fees, including nonresident tuition, based on the portion of the term during which the student was enrolled. No student withdrawing after the 60 percent point in the term will be entitled to a refund of any mandatory fees or nonresident tuition.

A student who, within the campus designated drop period and in accordance with the campus procedures, drops units resulting in a lower tuition and/or mandatory fee obligation shall be entitled to a refund of applicable tuition and mandatory fees less an administrative charge established by the campus.

For state-supported non-standard terms or courses of less than four (4) weeks, no refunds of mandatory fees and nonresident tuition will be made unless a student cancels registration or drops all classes, in accordance with the University’s established procedures and deadlines, prior to the first day of instruction for state-supported non-standard terms or courses or prior to the first meeting for courses of less than four (4) weeks.

University Fee Appeal

The business office, or another office on campus to which the business office may refer the person, will review all pertinent information provided by the person and available to the campus and will advise the person of its conclusions. The Student Appeal Form may be found at: https://www.csusm.edu/sfs/sfsdocs/Fee%20Appeal%20Form.pdf.

Students may also receive a refund of mandatory fees, including nonresident tuition, under the following circumstances:

  • The fees were assessed or collected in error;
  • The University canceled the course for which the fees were assessed or collected;
  • The University makes a delayed decision that the student was not eligible to enroll in the term for which mandatory fees were assessed and collected and the delayed decision was not due to incomplete or inaccurate information provided by the student; or
  • The student was activated for compulsory military service.
  • Incapacitation due to medical issue.
  • Death of immediate family member.

Students who are not entitled to a refund as described above may petition the University for a refund demonstrating exceptional circumstances and the chief financial officer of the university or designee may authorize a refund if he or she determines that the fees and tuition were not earned by the University.

For information concerning any aspect of the refund of fees, please e-mail sfs@csusm.edu.

Fees and Debts Owed to the Institution

Should a student or former student fail to pay a fee or a debt owed to the institution, including tuition and student charges, the institution may “withhold permission to register, to use facilities for which a fee is authorized to be charged, to receive services, materials, food or merchandise or any combination of the above from any person owing a debt” until the debt is paid (see Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Sections 42380 and 42381). 

Prospective students who register for courses offered by the university are obligated for the payment of charges and fees associated with registration for those courses. Failure to cancel registration in any course for an academic term prior to the first day of the academic term gives rise to an obligation to pay student charges and fees including any tuition for the reservation of space in the course. 

The institution may withhold permission to register or to receive official transcripts of grades or other services offered by the institution from anyone owing fees or another debt to the institution. The institution may also report the debt to a credit bureau, offset the amount due against any future state tax refunds due the student, refer the debt to an outside collection agency, and/or charge the student actual and reasonable collection costs, including reasonable attorney fees if litigation is necessary, in collecting any amount not paid when due.

If a person believes he or she does not owe all or part of an asserted unpaid obligation, that person may contact the Cashier Office in Student Financial Services to submit a University Fee Appeal. The Fee Appeal Committee, after receipt of appeals from the Cashier’s Office or another office on campus to which the Cashier’s Office may refer the person, will review all pertinent information provided by the person and available to the campus and will advise the person of its conclusions.

Procedure for the Establishment or Abolishment of Campus-Based Mandatory Fees

The law governing the California State University provides that specific campus fees defined as mandatory, such as a student association fee and a student center fee, may be established. A student association fee must be established upon a favorable vote of two-thirds of the students voting in an election held for this purpose (Education Code, Section 89300). The campus President may adjust the student association fee only after the fee adjustment has been approved by a majority of students voting in a referendum established for that purpose. The required fee shall be subject to referendum at any time upon the presentation of a petition to the campus President containing the signatures of 10 percent of the regularly enrolled students at the University. Student association fees support a variety of cultural and recreational programs, childcare centers, and special student support programs. A student center fee may be established only after a fee referendum is held which approves, by a two-thirds favorable vote, the establishment of the fee (Education Code, Section 89304). Once bonds are issued, authority to set and adjust student center fees is governed by provisions of the State University Revenue Bond Act of 1947, including, but not limited to, Education Code sections 90012, 90027, and 90068.

The process to establish and adjust other campus-based mandatory fees requires consideration by the campus fee advisory committee and a student referendum as established by Executive Order 1102, Section III. The campus President may use alternate consultation mechanisms if he/she determines that a referendum is not the best mechanism to achieve appropriate and meaningful consultation. Results of the referendum and the fee committee review are advisory to the campus President. The President may adjust campus-based mandatory fees but must request the Chancellor to establish a new mandatory fee. The President shall provide to the fee advisory committee a report of all campus-based mandatory fees. The campus shall report annually to the Chancellor a complete inventory of all campus-based mandatory fees.

For more information or questions, please contact the Budget Office in the CSU Chancellor’s Office at (562) 951-4560.

Student Financial Aid

The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office administers programs which are designed to assist students whose financial resources are insufficient to meet their educational costs, including fees, books, transportation, and living expenses. Financial assistance programs consist of gift aid (grants and scholarships), loans, and employment opportunities. The funds for these programs come from the State of California, the federal government, and private sources.

Application Procedures

Students should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year between January 1 and March 2 to be considered for aid during the following Fall semester through the following Summer term. A FAFSA may be completed on-line at www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA must be used to apply for California and federal financial aid, including loans.

AB540 students should complete the Dream Application at www.csac.ca.gov between January 1 and March 2 to be considered for state aid the following Fall semester through the following Summer term.

In addition to filing the FAFSA or Dream Application by March 2 to meet the priority filing, financial aid applicants should submit requested supporting documents to the Cal State San Marcos Financial Aid and Scholarships Office no later than May 1. Required supporting documents vary from student to student and will be requested by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office following receipt of the FAFSA. Applicants who do not meet the priority filing dates will be awarded aid as funds are available.

All California residents who are applying for undergraduate programs, and who file a FAFSA or Dream Application by the Cal Grant deadline of March 2, are encouraged to apply for Cal Grants. Details are available through high school counseling offices or the Cal State San Marcos Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.

Eligibility

Most financial aid is based on financial need, which is the difference between the full cost of attending Cal State San Marcos and an expected contribution from the student, the student’s spouse (if married), and parents (if the student is required to provide parental information on the FAFSA). The expected family contribution is determined by standards which are set by the federal government.

Students must be U.S. citizens or “eligible non-citizens” in order to be considered for federal and state student aid. AB50 students may be considered for state aid. Students holding “F” visas or other non-resident visas are not eligible for state or federal financial aid funds.

Recipients of federal, state, and institutional funds must be admitted to and enrolled in a program leading to a degree to be eligible for disbursement of funds.

Federal and state regulations require the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office to ensure that financial aid recipients are making satisfactory progress toward their degrees as well as remaining in good academic standing. The Cal State San Marcos Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Statement is available from the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.

For additional information, please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office web site. Students may access all of their Cal State San Marcos financial aid records at MyCSUSM. Inquiries may also be made by e-mail or fax. The fax number is (760) 750-3047. The e-mail address is: finaid@csusm.edu

Financial Aid Programs

Financial aid programs provide support for students to help meet the costs of obtaining a college education. Funding for financial aid programs is provided by the federal government, state governments, colleges and schools, and a variety of other public and private sources.

Financial aid is available in four basic types of programs.

  • Scholarships are “gift aid” which do not have to be repaid. Scholarships typically include criteria such as academic performance or special talents.
  • Grants are “gift aid” and generally do not include criteria other than financial need.
  • Work-study is a “self-help” program in the form of part-time employment during the student’s college career.
  • Loans are a form of “self-help” since they represent borrowed money that must be repaid over a period of time, typically after the student leaves school.

Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant

Pell Grants provide the foundation in the undergraduate’s financial aid to which other financial aid may be added based upon the total amount a student is eligible to receive. Grant award amounts vary based on the student’s enrollment status and the calculated eligibility based on the federal methodology. Students admitted to post-baccalaureate teacher credential programs and enrolled at least half-time in courses required to obtain an initial teaching credential may be eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)

The FSEOG program provides grant assistance for undergraduates who are eligible for a Pell Grant and who demonstrate the greatest financial need.

State Programs

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) administers a number of student financial aid programs designed to assist California students.

Cal Grant A Entitlement Awards

Cal Grant A grants provide need-based grant assistance to low- and middle-income students to offset tuition/fee costs for high school graduates with at least a 3.0 grade point average. Recipients must also meet financial requirements. The maximum award amount is equal to the total amount of the systemwide State University Fee charged to full-time students.

Cal Grant B Entitlement Awards

The Cal Grant B program provides need-based grant assistance to high-potential students from low-income, disadvantaged families to help offset tuition/fee and other costs for high school graduates with at least a 2.0 grade point average. Recipients must also meet financial requirements.

Cal Grant Community College Transfer Entitlement Awards

Community college students who do not already have a Cal Grant may be eligible to receive a Cal Grant A or B Transfer Entitlement award if they have at least a 2.4 grade point average when transferring to a baccalaureate degree granting institution. Eligible applicants must meet financial criteria, have graduated from a California high school in 2000-01 or later, and be under the age of 28.

Competitive Cal Grant A & B Awards

A limited number of Cal Grant awards are currently made available each year on a competitive basis for students who do not qualify for one of the entitlement programs.

Middle Class Scholarship

The Middle Class Scholarship provides undergraduate California residents of middle income families a scholarship of up to 10-14% of the State University Tuition Fee for any portion not covered by other grants. Percentage rates will increase annually until reaching 40%: (2015-16: 10-20%); (2016-17: 30%); and (2017-18: 40%). Percentages vary depending on income ranges of up to $150,000.

Grant Programs Administered by the California State University

The CSU maintains efforts to ensure educational opportunity for all students. The CSU is committed to redirecting a portion of fee revenue to providing eligible students with need-based grants.

These grant programs are:

State University Grant (SUG)

The State University Grant provides need-based awards to assist in covering the tuition fee for eligible undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students who are California residents. Priority is to award a SUG to eligible students who apply for financial aid by March 2, who have an expected family contribution (EFC) within the annual designated range, and who are not receiving a Cal Grant or other award designated to cover fees.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Grant

Provides assistance to economically and educationally disadvantaged undergraduates. Recipients must be California residents who are admitted to a CSU campus through the Educational Opportunity Program.

Federal Loans

William D. Ford Federal Direct Student Loan Program Federal Direct Subsidized Loan Provides government insured, long-term, low-interest loans for eligible undergraduate. Interest on this loan is paid by the federal government while the student is enrolled at least half-time. Students must demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA application process to be eligible for this loan. An undergraduate student may borrow up to $3,500 for the first year of study, up to $4,500 for the second year, and up to $5,500 for the third and fifth years. Aggregate undergraduate borrowing may not exceed $23,000.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Provides long-term, low-interest loans for eligible undergraduate and graduate students who generally do not qualify for other need-based financial assistance or students who need loan assistance beyond the maximums provided by the subsidized loan program. The student pays all interest charges on the loan while enrolled in college. The combined total of the Direct Subsidized Loan and Direct Unsubsidized Loan may not exceed lifetime borrowing aggregates of $31,000 for dependent undergraduates, $57,500 for independent undergraduates, and $138,500 for graduate students.

Federal Graduate Plus Loan

Provides government-insured, long-term, low-interest loans or graduate students who need loan assistance beyond the maximum provided by the Direct Unsubsidized Loan. Graduate students may borrow up to the total cost of education minus any other aid for which the student is eligible.

Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students

Provides government-insured, long-term, low-interest loans for eligible parents of dependent, undergraduate students who generally do not qualify for other financial assistance. Parents may borrow up to the total cost of their dependent student’s education minus any other aid for which the student is eligible.

Employment

Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)

Provides both on- and off-campus jobs for eligible undergraduate and graduate students through private or public non-profit organizations, local school districts, and other local, state, or federal agencies. A portion of FWS funds are also dedicated to promoting community service on the part of students.

Withdrawals and Financial Aid

If a financial aid recipient withdraws or reduces units, all or a portion of financial aid which was received may need to be repaid. The amount of the required payment will be determined by the date the student officially withdraws.

Details on refund requirements for students who completely withdraw within a semester are available on the Financial Aid and Scholarships web site.

Both federal and state financial aid and any outstanding debts to Cal State San Marcos must be repaid before any refund is given to the student.

Student Emergency Loan
Student Financial Services
(760) 750-4490

As a result of gifts from the Spicer Loan Fund, Bank of America, and the Cal State San Marcos Associated Students, Inc., a short-term emergency loan is available to enrolled students. Up to $1,000 per semester may be borrowed by students who have unexpected short-term needs. A service charge of $2 is assessed. No interest is charged for loans which are repaid on time. All loans unpaid by the due date will be assessed a $40 late fee. Applications are available online at www.csusm.edu/sfs.

Fee Waivers and Exemptions

The California Education Code for the waiver of mandatory systemwide tuition fees as follows:

Section 66025.3 –Dependent eligible to receive assistance under Article 2 of Chapter 4 of Division 4 of the Military and Veterans Code; child of veteran of the United States military who has a service-connected disability, has been killed in service, or has died of a service-connected disability, and meets specified income provisions; dependent, or surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a member of the California National Guard who, in the line of duty, and while in the active service of the state, was killed, died of a disability resulting from an event that occurred while in the active service of the state, or is permanently disabled as a result of an event that occurred while in the active service of the state; and undergraduate student who is a recipient of a Medal of Honor, or undergraduate student who is a child of a recipient of a Medal of Honor who is no more than 27 years old, meets the income restriction and California residency requirement.

Section 66602 – Qualifying students from the California State University who are appointed by the Governor to serve as Trustees of the California State University for two-year terms.

Section 68120 – Surviving spouse or child of a deceased public law enforcement or fire suppression and prevention employee who was California resident and was killed in the performance of active law enforcement or fire suppression and prevention duties (referred to as Alan Pattee Scholarships), must enroll as an undergraduate student at the California State University and meets income restriction requirement. 

Section 68121 – Qualifying students enrolled in an undergraduate program who are the surviving dependent of any individual killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C., or the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in southwestern Pennsylvania, if the student meets the financial need requirements set forth in Section 69432.7 for the Cal Grant A Program and either the surviving dependent or the individual killed in the attacks was a resident of California on September 11, 2001.

Students who may qualify for the above benefits should contact the Admissions/Registrar’s Office for further information and/or an eligibility determination.

The California Education Code provides for the following nonresident tuition exemptions:

Section 68075.7 – Nonresident students are exempt from paying nonresident tuition or any other fee that is exclusively applicable to nonresident students if they (1) reside in California, (2) meet the definition of “covered individual” as defined in subsection (c) of Section 3679 of Title 38 of the United States Code, as that provision read on July 1, 2015; and (3) are eligible for education benefits under either the federal Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty program or the Post-9/11 GI Bill program as each read on July 1, 2015.

Section 68122 – Students who are victims of trafficking, domestic violence, and other serious crimes who have been granted T or U visa status shall be exempt from paying nonresident tuition to the same extent as individuals who are admitted to the United States as refugees under Section 1157 of Title 8 of the United States Code. 

Section 68130.5 – Students who are not residents of California are exempt from paying nonresident tuition if they (1) (a) attended high school in California for three or more years, or (b) attained credits earned from a California high school equivalent to three or more years of full-time high school coursework and a total of three or more years of attendance in California elementary schools, California secondary schools, or a combination of those schools; (2) graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent; and (3) registered as an entering student or are currently enrolled at a CSU campus. In addition, students without lawful immigration status will be required to file an affidavit stating that they have filed an application to legalize their immigration status, or will file an application as soon as they are eligible to do so. This exemption from paying nonresident tuition does not apply to students who are non-immigrant aliens within the meaning of 8 United States Code 1101(a)(15), except as provided by Section 68122 above.

Scholarships

Financial Aid and Scholarships Office
(760) 750-4855

The following scholarships are available to students attending Cal State San Marcos. Some scholarships do not require financial need. Unless indicated otherwise, the vast majority of scholarship programs require that recipients are U.S. Citizens or eligible non-citizens who are in the United States on a non-temporary status. Students holding “F” visas or other non-resident visas are not eligible for scholarship programs administered by CSU San Marcos. Cal State San Marcos has a general scholarship application which is available from the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. Students who complete this application, which includes an essay, will automatically be considered for several of the scholarships. Students are also urged to regularly check the scholarship bulletin board in the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.

Information on all scholarships that are listed below is available through the Cal State San Marcos Financial Aid and Scholarships Office and on the web page.

A free scholarship search service is available in the financial aid section of Cal State San Marcos website and is free of charge.

Scholarships that are administered by Cal State San Marcos Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (Annual Scholarships are subject to funding availability):

General Scholarship Opportunities:

African American Scholarship

A scholarship is awarded to an African-American student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and who is financially needy as determined by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.

Peggy Adams Memorial Scholarship

Three awards at $500 each will be selected for a re-entry student who has experienced an interruption in their education and has overcome obstacles such as, but not limited to, single parenthood, a debilitating illness, divorce, and/ or loss of employment. Financial need as determined by the Cal State San Marcos Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.

Ina Mae Akinson Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Marie Bradley to honor her grandmother. The recipient is selected from undergraduate re-entry women who are enrolled in at least six (6) semester units at Cal State San Marcos.

Alumni Association Scholarship

Funded by the Cal State San Marcos Alumni Association, an award is given to a Cal State San Marcos Alumnus who is pursuing another Cal State San Marcos degree or certificate. Recipients are required to be enrolled in at least six (6) units per semester.

Assistance League of Inland North County Scholarship

Created in 2008 to support CSUSM Nursing students, the Assistance League of Inland North County provides annual scholarship support to students enrolled at the CSUSM School of Nursing. Requirements include financial need, and a 3.00 GPA or higher.

ASI American Indian Scholarship in Honor of Lee Dixon

A scholarship funded by numerous sources, including Associated Students, Inc., Cal State San Marcos employees, and North San Diego County American Indians, for a tribally enrolled American Indian student who is financially needy. Preference will be given to an incoming freshman.

Solomon Atighi Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created to honor CSUSM Student Solomon Atighi which supports students who have a GPA of 3.00 or higher, as well as experience and employment in the restaurant industry.

The Burnham Foundation Scholarship

Established by the Burnham Foundation, two $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year to Cal State San Marcos students who are interested in a career in business. The recipients are selected from applicants who have at least a 2.75 GPA, are enrolled in at least six (6) units, and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to students who have strong communication skills, demonstrate academic ability, and are involved in community service and school activities.

Cal State San Marcos AVID Scholarship

Funded by an anonymous donor, scholarships are awarded to former AVID students who have overcome past obstacles and are financially needy.

Carol Cox Endowed Re-entry Scholarship

The Carol Cox Re-entry Scholarship has been established for the purpose of providing financial assistance to re-entry women attending Cal State San Marcos. Awards will be based on the applicant’s financial need and academic achievement.

College of Business Administration MIS/HIT Department Scholarship

Funded by faculty from the College of Business Administration, scholarships are awarded to support students who are juniors or seniors, enrolled in the Business Administration Management Information Systems, or Healthcare Information Technology programs. Must have a 3.00 GPA and are financially needy.

CSU Graduate Equity Fellowship

Awarded to Cal State San Marcos students who are in a Master’s program, have a high financial need, are California residents, have a minimum Cal State San Marcos GPA of 3.0, and are from an under-represented group in the student’s academic discipline.

CSU San Marcos Alliance Four-Year Fellowship

The Alliance Four-Year Fellowship is designated to support new fall admits w ho are part of the Memorandum of Understanding with local high schools. The fellowship provides $1,500, per year, toward the costs of fees and tuition. Financial need and full-time enrollment is required.

Deanna Delaney Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created to honor Deanna DeLaney to assist students enrolled in the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences as Sociology majors. Students must demonstrate financial need, and have a 3.00 or higher GPA.

John Durkee Scholarship for Disabled Students

Funded by John Durkee, a scholarship is awarded to a financially needy undergraduate student who has completed at least 24 units at Cal State San Marcos with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and who has a verified disability.

Leonard and Jean Evers Memorial Endowed Computer Scholarship

Established by Leonard Evers, a retired businessman and former North County resident, this scholarship provides 40 laptop computers to entering freshmen and incoming transfer students with high financial need and a minimum 3.0 high school GPA.

Fenstermaker Foundation Scholarship

Funded by an annual gift, awards up to $7,000 a year renewable, are made to Cal State San Marcos students who are majoring in biology, chemistry, or computer science. Selection is based on high academic achievement. Awards may be renewable.

Catherine Goldsmith Nursing Scholarship

Funded by an annual gift from Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goldsmith, this scholarship was created to support students from the CSUSM School of Nursing. This scholarship is awarded to Nursing majors who have a 3.25 GPA or higher.

Robert H. and Catherine H. Goldsmith Endowed Scholarship

Endowed by a gift from Robert H. and Catherine H. Goldsmith, a $1,000 is awarded to a financially needy student with academic merit who has the potential to be a contributing professional likely to bring credit to Cal State San Marcos. Priority is given to a Cal State San Marcos MBA student who has completed undergraduate work in the Cal State San Marcos College of Business Administration.

Joel Grinolds Memorial Scholarship

Created to honor Dr. Joel Grinolds who was our first medical doctor on campus, this scholarship assists students enrolled as Nursing or Health Sciences majors with a GPA of 3.00 or higher. Priority is given to students who have a physical or learning disability.

Sandra Haasis Visual Arts Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students who are enrolled as Visual and Performing Arts majors with a demonstrated financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.00. Students must reside in North San Diego County to qualify.

Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement

Four non-renewable awards in the amount of $3,000 each are awarded annually to currently enrolled full-time students of the CSU. The selection is based on financial need and merit.

Hein Family Fellowship

Endowed by a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Rick Hein, the first ever Graduate Fellowship was created in 2012 to support students within the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences. Students must possess a 3.00 or higher GPA with preference given to students who are low-income and/or first-generation college students.

Charles J. Heller, M.D. Scholarship

The Charles J. Heller, M.D. Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate an interest in going into the medical or health related field. Applicants must be an undergraduate student enrolled full-time, and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2.

Frank D. Hernandez Scholarship

The Frank D. Hernandez Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate an interest and service to Native American or Mexican American causes, culture or communities, and personal experience or family history in farm labor. Applicants must be an undergraduate student enrolled full-time, and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2.

Madison Dexter Howe Scholarship

Endowed by the parents of a CSUSM student, Madison Dexter Howe, who tragically passed away in 2012. Madison was pursuing a double major in Political Science and Economics. This scholarship honors Madison by supporting Political Science and Economic majors who have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Major General Anthony Jackson Scholarship

Created in 2012 by Major General and Mrs. Jackson to support military veterans or active duty military students. Offered to students who are either History majors or majoring in a History related program. Financial need is a criterion and students should be enrolled full-time.

Anne Kay Endowed Scholarship

Established by a gift from Anne Kay, for financially needy U.S. citizens who are highly motivated to learn and achieve and who are new transfer students from community colleges, with at least a 3.0 transfer GPA.

Karnick Family Scholarship

The Karnick Family Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum GPA of 3.00, with a preference for incoming freshmen.

Kellogg Endowed Scholarships

Established by a gift from Jean and W. Keith Kellogg II, this scholarship is for financially needy and academically meritorious undergraduate Cal State San Marcos students with a minimum 3.35 GPA.

Keogh-Yoshii Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to students who are Computer Science or Computer Information Systems majors, who are juniors or seniors, and enrolled at least part-time as undergraduates.

Jim Kuden Family Scholarship

This scholarship is provided to students who are enrolled in the College of Business Administration with an interest in entrepreneurship. Students must demonstrate financial need, and have a GPA of 3.00 or higher.

Edmond Kwan Memorial Scholarship

An award will be offered to a Finance major with a 3.0 or better GPA. The student must be an enrolled Senior who is of Asian or Pacific Islander descent, and must have financial need as determined by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.

Mary Lesko Family Scholarship

Created to honor Mary Lesko, this scholarship is awarded to students enrolled as Nursing majors with a GPA of 3.00 or higher.

LPL Financial Scholarship

Created by a donation from LPL Financial, this scholarship is for juniors or seniors who are enrolled in the College of Business Administration, with a preference to Finance majors who have a 3.25 or higher GPA. Though financial need will be reviewed, it is not a requirement of the scholarship.

Jane Lynch Endowed Scholarship

Funded by Ann Hunter-Welborn in honor of Jane Lynch, former Cal State San Marcos Executive Director of University Development. One $500 award is made available to a non-U.S. Citizen, who is in the U.S. progressing toward permanent residency, has overcome adversity, and is financially needy.

Carolyn R. Mahoney Endowed Scholarship

Endowed in honor of Dr. Carolyn R. Mahoney, former Cal State San Marcos mathematics professor, this scholarship is awarded to a full-time Cal State San Marcos mathematics major with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Jeremy Mancilla Memorial Scholarship

Established by friends and family of Jeremy Mancilla in his memory for a financially needy Latino(a) student from the San Marcos Unified School District.

Louis V. Messner Memorial Scholarship in Accounting

Established by the family of Louis V. Messner in his memory. Louis V. Messner served as a state employee for over 35 years. His last position was Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs for the California State University System. The scholarship will be awarded to a Cal State San Marcos student majoring in Accounting. The student must be a junior with financial need and have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Preference is given to a student involved in community service. The scholarship may be renewable.

Tosh Nomura Scholarship

Created to support students in the College of Business Administration. This scholarship is for students at the junior or senior level only, and are enrolled full-time with a 3.50 or higher GPA.

North County Women in Networking

Scholarships are awarded to female students who are undergraduate juniors or seniors, or graduate students. 2.80 GPA and financial need are required. Applicants cannot be affiliated with North County Women in Networking.

Clifford S. Northway Memorial Scholarship

Created to honor Clifford S. Northway who received his teaching credential from CSUSM in 1996. Students who are teaching credential candidates or Liberal Studies majors qualify. This scholarship is for students returning to college after a significant break, who have a 3.00 GPA or higher, and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to single parents.

The Bernard Osher Foundation Scholarship Program for California Community College Transfer Students at CSUSM

Created 2012, the Osher Foundation Scholarship Program aims to support students who transfer from the California Community College system. Students must have financial need, a 3.00 GPA or higher, and be enrolled at the junior or senior level.

Lt. Colonel AJ Pack Veterans Scholarship

The Lieutenant Colonel AJ Pack Veterans Scholarship was established by Joshua Pack to honor students who have been or are currently serving in the U.S. Military. The scholarship is open to students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to students who have been in combat duty. Students in any major or College are encouraged to apply.

J. Douglas and Marian Pardee Scholarship

Established by a generous gift from the Pardee Family, (50) $2,000 scholarships will be provided to qualified CSUSM students. Twenty-five scholarships will be awarded to freshmen and twenty-five will be given to transfer students. Applicants must have financial need, a 3.25 GPA or higher, and be enrolled in at least 6 units. These scholarships have the potential for a one year renewal based on students maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA. Forty scholarships will be selected from each of the four colleges (College of Business Administration, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences, and College of Education, Health and Human Services), and an additional 10 awards will be granted to students who are returning to pursue their education after a break.

Patrons Of Husbandry San Marcos Grange Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, with a demonstrated financial need, and a GPA of 2.00 or higher. Preference is given to California residents.

President’s Circle Scholarship

Funded by the President’s Circle, a $1,000 scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student with a 3.5 or greater GPA and who demonstrates financial need.

Raymond Family Scholarship

Created in 2012 by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Raymond to support students who demonstrate academic promise and performance, based on a 3.00 or higher GPA, have demonstrated moderate to high financial need, and have either prior or current community service experience.

San Diego Kiwanis Scholarship

Funded by the San Diego Kiwanis Club for Cal State San Marcos undergraduate students who demonstrate outstanding character, have a 3.3 college GPA or higher, and have financial need.

Dr. Jerry Sepinwall DREAM Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to AB540 students who have submitted an affidavit to the Admissions Office. Financial need, 2.00 GPA, and full-time enrollment are required. Scholarships are available for undergraduate students in any major. Preference to first-generation college students.

Laura E. Settle Scholarship

The California Retired Teachers Association sponsors the $2,000 Laura E. Settle Scholarship. Students must be a California resident who has average to high scholastic standing, is a senior or is in the teacher credential program, has financial need, and has a record of exemplary character and citizenship.

Lillian C. Sherman Scholarship

One scholarship is awarded to a Native American Indian student who has demonstrated service or involvement in a tribe or American Indian community. Students must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled at least half-time.

STAND Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to first-generation and ondocumented AB540 CSUSM students who have submitted an affidavit to the Admissions Office. Awards are for undergraduates in any major. STAND is operated by university students and CSUSM graduates.

Ella J. Thedinga Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Established by Ella J. Thedinga, priority is given to entering first-year Cal State San Marcos students with financial need and academic merit, and returning students who received one of these scholarships the prior year.

Bree Tinney Endowed Women’s Studies Scholarship

Established by friends and family of Bree Tinney in her memory, for a financially needy Cal State San Marcos student who is a Women’s Studies major or minor.

Bree Tinney Re-entry Scholarship

A scholarship is awarded to a female undergraduate student who is a single parent resuming her studies after an extended break. The recipient must have a 3.0 transfer GPA and demonstrated financial need as determined by the Cal State San Marcos Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.

University Ball - Science Scholarship

One $400 scholarship is awarded to a Science major with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Students must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled at least half-time.

Veterans Support Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to veteran or current active duty military students. Funds are used to apply towards CSUSM Bookstore purchases, CSUSM Food Plans/Dining, CSUSM tuition, and CSUSM childcare expenses. Awards are provided to students, who have a 3.00 or higher GPA, and demonstrate financial need.

Margaret Toppel Memorial Scholarship

Created in 2005 to honor Mrs. Margaret Topple, this scholarship supports teaching credential students enrolled in the College of Education, Health & Human Services. A minimum GPA of 3.00 and financial need are required.

Thomas M. Wahlund Memorial Scholarship

One scholarship is awarded to a student with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Student must major in the sciences with a priority given to students majoring in Biological Sciences. Financial need is considered.

Christopher L. Whitman Scholarship

This scholarship was created to honor Christopher L. Whitman, who lost his life at a very young age. Scholarships are awarded to students with a minimum of 3.0 GPA, who are incoming freshmen and business majors. Low to moderate need is preferred and priority is given to those students who express an interest in music, sports, or charity/social work.

Estelle Wiener Memorial Scholarship

Created to honor Estelle Wiener, this scholarship is awarded to graduate students enrolled in the Master’s of Social Work program. Students must have a 3.50 or higher GPA, and demonstrate financial need.