Financial Aid

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) are now open for the 2022-2023 academic year.  These applications are required to be considered for financial aid.  CSUMB School Code: 032603  

Submitting Documents

Verification documents can be submitted by mail or dropped off in person at Student Services Building 47 (3rd Floor) from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Other financial aid forms, can be completed online. If you are experiencing any difficulties in obtaining any documents or submitting forms, please email or attend a Drop-In Counseling Session.

Documents are processed in the order received. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing from the date your completed documents are received. During the peak period from March to August, processing can take up to 5 weeks. Check your email often for updates and notification of when financial aid can be accepted or declined. 

CSUMB School Code: 032603

Mail completed documents to:

California State University, Monterey Bay
Attn: Financial Aid
100 Campus Center
Seaside, California  93955

Drop-In Counseling

The Financial Aid Office offers Drop-In Counseling on the days and times listed below. Use the Zoom links to enter the meeting wait room and a counselor will let you into the meeting when it's your turn. If you would like to schedule a meeting outside of this timeframe, please contact us.

Please note: Drop-In Counseling will not be available on May 19 (1-4 p.m.), and May 20. Regularly scheduled Zoom hours will resume on May 23.

Day and TimeZoom Link
Monday, 8-11 a.m. Join on Zoom
Tuesday, 1-4 p.m. Join on Zoom
Wednesday, 8-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. Join on Zoom
Thursday, 1-4 p.m.* and 5-7 p.m Join on Zoom
Friday, 8-10 a.m.* Join on Zoom


CSU Cares Initiative

In April 2020, the U.S. Department of Education announced that more than $6 billion would be distributed immediately to colleges and universities across the country to provide direct emergency financial aid grants to college students whose lives and educational pathways have been disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The funding has been made possible through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

The purpose of this federal funding is to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child-care expenses.

Financial Literacy Resources

Explore free online Financial Literacy Resources to help you find ways to finance your undergraduate and graduate education, as well as useful tools to improve your money management skills.

Contact Financial Aid

Phone: (831) 582-5100

Email: Send an email

Building: 5283 Sixth Avenue, Seaside, CA 93955

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.