Your tuition doesn't have to come out of your monthly budget. You may be eligible to receive financial aid to help cover the costs of your continued education.

Although we do offer low, affordable tuition, many students participate in some form of Financial Aid. With scholarships, grants, loans, and other educational programs, there are many options available to you that can help with your educational expenses as you work toward your degree. 

Please view the Academic Catalog for our current financial policies. If you have questions about financial aid or your eligibility, contact an Enrollment Counselor at 800-920-6723 or

U.S. Department of Education Experimental Site

You should finish your college education ready to take on the world — not weighed down with debt. Because we are dedicated to helping you complete your degree affordably, CSU-Global is one of a few schools across the nation that are participating in an experimental project with the U.S. Department of Education, effective as of 1/6/2014.

The goal of the project is to reduce the amount of debt our students take on in Direct Unsubsidized Loans. These loans are more expensive to you, the student, than government-subsidized loans, which do not charge interest to students while they are still in school. Direct Unsubsidized Loans charge you interest from the start, adding up to more debt that you'll have to pay down in the long run. As a U.S. Department of Education Experimental Site, CSU-Global informs you separately about each type of loan available to you, and makes sure you know exactly how much you're borrowing and how much it will cost you. We also limit the amount of expensive, unsubsidized debt you can take on.

We encourage you to find more affordable ways to finance your education, including scholarships, grants, government-secured loans, and being able to keep your job while you go back to school, thanks to CSU-Global's flexible scheduling. 

To learn more about the project — and the importance of limiting your use of expensive, Direct Unsubsidized Loans — click here to read about how another U.S. Department of Education Experimental Site, Ivy Tech Community College, has implemented the program. If you have questions about this project and how it may affect your finances and your education, email to find out more.

Types of Financial Aid

Are you confused about your options for financial aid? Is it difficult to keep the terminology straight? Don't worry; it's a complex subject. Still, it's important that you thoroughly understand all of your options. That's why we're here to break it down for you.

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How to Apply

Applying for Federal Financial Aid can be a daunting prospect, but we're here to help. Our simple, step-by-step guide makes the whole process easier.

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Understanding Your Aid

If you've been awarded Federal Financial Aid, your next step is to understand how it works, from accepting it to what to expect, specifically, in terms of disbursement. This guide should make those next steps much more clear.

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Do you have questions that are not covered in the guides linked here? Of course you do! It's a complicated subject, so this list of questions that we field most often may help you find the information you're looking for.

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