Financial Aid Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

During the COVID-19 pandemic, CSU received $43 million for direct student payments from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES), Act. Students were required to apply for funds and must have had a FAFSA on file in order to be considered for the grant; funding was prioritized for […]

Student Success and Financial Aid

These reports examine student success and financial aid by using a novel metric, the net cost ratio. The net cost ratio is the proportion of a student’s cost of attendance (COA) after “gift aid” (i.e., grants and scholarships that do not need to be repaid) has been applied. For example, a student’s COA was $26,900 […]