Financial Resources

Making college affordable

Get answers to your financial questions

The University offers a variety of financial services to students, parents, visitors, faculty, and staff. Whether you’re seeking information about financial aid, tuition and fees, scholarships, internships, postdoctoral and fellowship opportunities, University and non-University award opportunities, and graduate assistantships, you’ll find details here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the current tuition rates? Tuition rates are posted on the Registrar’s Office website and the Student Financial Services website.
  • I heard about a health insurance contribution, what is that about and when can I expect to see a refund? Please visit our health insurance resource page for details about the health insurance contribution process.
  • What do I need to do to become a resident? Student Financial Services (SFS) determines residency; please feel free to contact their office with questions.
  • Are there scholarships available? Yes, there are a lot of opportunities for students offered through the Graduate School and other organizations. Check out our financial aid opportunities page for scholarship opportunities.

Types of Financial Aid


Assistantship awards offer a stipend to the student in return for certain specified services to the University. The stipend is treated as income (subject to withholding taxes) and both the University and the student agree to a formal appointment when an assistantship is arranged. Each department is responsible for determining whether a student qualifies for any graduate assistantships. Visit our assistantship page for types of assistantships and requirements.


Scholarships are gift aid and do not have to be repaid. Scholarships are awarded based on different factors including merit, financial need, and talent. They are awarded by institutions, governments, private individuals, foundations, and community organizations. Visit our financial aid opportunities page for CSU and other scholarships.


Grants are financial aid that does not have to be repaid. The grant amount is based on financial need, cost of attendance, and enrollment status. Grants are need-based awards; please visit the SFS website for additional information.


Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Visit our financial aid opportunities page for fellowship opportunities.