Student Responsibilities

You must be at least conditionally accepted for admission to the University and be pursuing a course of study leading to a degree or eligible certificate before receiving any aid or having any aid credited to tuition fees or housing costs. Students who have been admitted contractual or tentative are not eligible to receive financial aid.

All financial aid applicants receive a notice upon being awarded aid. This notice reflects the required number of units to be completed each quarter. Prior approval must be obtained from the CSUSB Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships before dropping units.

First time CSUSB Federal Direct Loan applicants must complete an on-line loan counseling workshop prior to their loan disbusement. All borrowers must attend an exit interview workshop before ceasing attendance at CSUSB.

If you withdraw during a term and have received a cash disbursement of financial aid, you may be required to repay any funds not used for educational expenses. The repayment schedule takes into consideration the length of time you were enrolled, the cost of attendance up to the date of withdrawal, and the reason(s) for withdrawal. Further information about this policy is available on request.

Calculation of eligibility for financial aid is based on information provided on your application forms. If your financial situation changes during the year, you must report such changes to the CSUSB Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Changes in financial situations may result from receiving a scholarship, major changes in earned income, or receiving new or increased benefits from an agency.

As a financial aid recipient, you are required to notify the CSUSB Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships immediately of any changes in academic status, mailing address, or change in living arrangements.

If a student receives a Federal Perkins Loan while attending CSUSB, he/she must schedule an exit interview before graduating, withdrawing, or transferring. This interview should be arranged with the Student Accounts Office. Failure to attend an exit interview may result in a hold on academic records.