Information for Parents

Welcome parents of prospective and current CSUF students. Our website will provide you with extensive information about financial aid at CSUF.

College can be expensive and overwhelming but we are here to help. CSUF ranks No. 1 among regional universities in the West for students graduating with the least amount of debt, according to the U.S. News & World Report (Sept. 2014). We also partner with other campus departments to postpone payments for campus tuition, campus fees, and on-campus housing for eligible financial aid recipients. 

Review our most recent presentationPDF File provided at the 2015 Parent Orientation during New Student Orientation and Transfer Student Orientation.

Financial Aid Information for parents & families

Click these buttons or the tabs on the left for more information about the following topics.

Cost to Attend      

Dependency Status         

Expected Family Contribution 

Paying for College  

PLUS Loans           

What is FERPA?