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In order to receive financial aid at Cal Maritime, a student must:

  • be a U.S.citizen or eligible non-citizen;

  • if male, be registered with the Selective Service (if required);

  • be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular matriculated student in a degree program;

  • be making Satisfactory Academic Progress;

  • not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal education loan;

  • not have been convicted of a drug related violation while receiving federal student aid;

  • and for state programs (Cal Grant and State University Grant), be a California resident.

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Financial Need

Most federal, state, and institutional financial aid is awarded based on "need" Financial need is calculated as follows: 


Cost of Attendance

minus EFC (Expected Family Contribution from FAFSA)

equals financial need


Check out the https://www.csum.edu/web/financial-aid/netpricecalculator with estimates need based financial aid eligibility and the net cost for a student attending a CSU. (Net price is defined as the cost of attendance minus grant aid).



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