The Office of Financial Aid doesn’t process GI Bill benefits but we collaborate closely with Military & Veterans Educational Benefits Office.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships for military-connected students are available on the CSU Scholarship Application from October 1-March 1 each year.

Residency Options

Residency exceptions may exist for military members and their dependents or veterans and their dependents.

On-Campus Resources

An exhaustive list of on-campus resources for military-connected students is available here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I receive both GI Bill educational benefits and financial aid?

Yes, military-connected students can receive financial aid and GI Bill educational benefits.

What expenses will my financial aid cover?

Your cost of attendance may include allowances for modest housing, books, transportation, etc. If your tuition and fees are covered by GI Bill, financial aid is refunded directly to you after your GI Bill benefits have been processed. Reach out to us if you have more costly housing, childcare, or other expenses that traditional students may not have, you may have additional aid opportunities.

Why do I need financial aid if I have GI Bill benefits?

You will only receive GI Bill housing allowance when school is in session.  This means you may have a gap of several months without receiving a full month of GI Bill housing allowance. Financial aid can help with costs that your GI Bill housing allowance doesn’t adequately cover.

FAFSA is based on a prior year's income and my financial circumstances have changed

If financial circumstances have changed, contact Office of Financial Aid (OFA) about a possible appeal for change in circumstances.

How do I use my military and veteran's educational benefits at CSU?

Generally speaking you will need to furnish the Military and Veteran’s Benefits Office with your certificate of eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs. More information about how to use your military and veteran’s benefits at CSU is available here.