Financial Aid

COVID-19 Information Update | Most buildings are closed | Virtual instruction for Fall 2020 term

Financial Aid Documents

Our office remains closed for walk-ins due to the shelter-in-place order. At this time, we are accepting verification documents through mail only. Other financial aid forms, can be completed online. If you are experiencing any difficulties in obtaining any documents or submitting forms, please email.

Processing time during this peak period is typically 4-5 weeks from the date that the documents are received. Please check your CSUMB email often for any updates.

CSUMB School Code: 032603

Mail completed documents to:

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

Financial Aid 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.

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. Join on Zoom
Thursday, 1-4 p.m. Join on Zoom
Friday, 8-10 a.m. Join on Zoom

Summer 2021 Workshops

Extended Education students must email to sign up for a SAP Workshop.

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.