How to Apply for Financial Aid

In order to receive Financial Aid at CDU, a student must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
  • Have a valid social security number
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a student working towards a degree in an eligible program
  • Be registered with the selective services (males only)
  • Have a high school diploma or a general education diploma
  • Not be in default on any student loan
  • Not owe a refund for any grant
  • Be making Satisfactory Academic Progress as determined by CDU
  • Must not have a conviction regarding a drug offense. Any student who has a drug conviction for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving federal financial aid program funds, under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any federal student grant, loan, or work-study assistance (HEA Sec. 484(r)(1)); (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)(1)).

Non Resident students who are interested in being considered for state funding must meet the criteria listed above with the exception of Citizenship and Social Security Number requirements. For more information on the Dream Act, please visit the California Student Aid Commission Website.