Assembly Bill 540 (undocumented)

Assisting immigrant students to pursue higher education

Best Colleges Resources

College guide for undocumented students

Bureau of Indian Affairs

The Bureau of Indian Affairs website provides information on Indian Education.

California State University, San Bernardino Net Price and Cost Calculator

What is CSUSB's Net Price Calculator?

The California State University, San Bernardino Net Price and Cost Calculator (CSUSB NPC) is designed to allow high school and college students (freshman through senior) estimate student financial aid eligibility information through an easy to use electronic system. By completing this worksheet, the student will receive information about his or her estimated eligibility for grants and loans to attend a California State University campus. View CSUSB's NPC to obtain cost estimate at CSUSBNPC

California Student Aid Commission

The California Student Aid Commission web site provides you information on Cal Grants.

Code of Conduct

The Higher Education Act of August 14, 2008, includes provisions that campuses participating in Title IV programs publishes a code of conduct which describes prohibited practices in loan programs. As a campus in the California State University system, Cal State San Bernardino adheres to the Student Loan – Code of Conduct as described within the CSU. See the CSU Code of Conduct for more information.

Eligibility for In-State Tuition, Fee Waivers, Financial Aid and Scholarships in California

Emergency Loan

Emergency loans are available in the Student Accounts Office, University Hall, Room 034 to complete a paper Emergency Loan application. They can be reached at 909-537-5162.

Visit the Student Accounts web site for more information on Emergency loans.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."

Visit the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act site for more information.

Federal Student Aid Guide

Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid is a comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of aid available through the Department's Federal Student Aid office. Funding Education Beyond High School: Visit The Guide to Federal Student Aid to learn about the programs and how to apply for them.

Financial Aid Calculators

There are calculators that can help clarify how much college will cost, how much your family contribution may be, and your estimated financial aid eligibility.

Financial Aid Forecaster - FAFSA4caster
The FAFSA4caster provides students with an early estimate of their eligibility for federal student financial assistance. Students considering furthering their education beyond high school can use this FREE tool to calculate their eligibility for federal financial aid, including grants, and reduce the time it will take to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the qualifying form for all federal student financial aid.

College Financing Calculators from
Use our calculators to figure out how to pay for college. Any information you enter is secure and completely confidential.

Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator
Students and their families are expected to contribute to the cost of college to the extent that they're able. Use this Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator to estimate how much your family will be expected to contribute, and help you gain insight into your financial aid eligibility.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) for Students

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) for Students is the U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program, and other Department of ED programs. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data.

Visit the NSLDS site for more information.

Student Aid on the Web

Visit Student Aid on the Web for free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.

U.S. Department of Education

Department of Education was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. ED's 4,500 employees and $71.5 billion budget are dedicated to:

  • Establishing policies on federal financial aid for education, and distributing as well as monitoring those funds.
  • Collecting data on America's schools and disseminating research.
  • Focusing national attention on key educational issues.
  • Prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal access to education.

For more information visit the Department of Education site.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs provides you information on Veterans benefits including the GI bill.

Visit the Veterans Affairs site and the GI bill site for more information.