$4,948

Avg. Federal Grant

$4,899

Avg. Federal Loan

$78,063,189

Total Aid Awarded

California State University-San Marcos (CSUSM) Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students Receiving Aid Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid.

62%

Total Aid Amount Average Total Aid Awarded per year.

$78.063M

Financial Aid Official Website

www.csusm.edu/finaid/

As many as 81% of the students at CSUSM get some sort of financial aid, and the total amount of assistance/loans provided is more than $31,086,966 in a year. For additional information about financial assistance schemes, one can head over to CSUSM’s financial aid page at http://www.csusm.edu/finaid/. At CSUSM, the total percentage of applicants who receive the Federal Grant stands at 50%. In comparison, 70% of the students are awarded the Student Grant, 43% get the Institution Grant, and 49% of the applicants receive the Pell Grant. Furthermore, the average aid for the Federal Grant receivers is $5,095, and the same stands at $2,427 for State Grant awardees and $5,477 for Institution Grant recipients. On the other hand, the average aid received by the Pell Grant awardees is $4,570. The annual family income of a candidate is one of the key factors in determining their total eligibility for financial aid. In addition to financial grants and scholarship schemes, students can also avail of monetary benefits like student loans to pay for their education. But, they should understand that student loans are borrowed at a certain rate of interest, unlike grants and scholarships. Moreover, the funds received through these loans will have to be repaid within a given timeframe. At California State University-San Marcos, the percentage of candidates who opt to avail of student loans is around 36%.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Student Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

51%

State Grant Aid

64%

Institution Grant Aid

47%

Pell Grant

51%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid

$4,948

State Grant Aid

$2,402

Institution Grant Aid

$5,564

Pell Grant

$4,862

Federal Aid based on Family Income

Family Income

Average Federal Aid Per Year

Under $30,000

$12,888

$30,001 - $48,000

$11,710

$48,001 - $75,000

$7,723

$75,001 - $110,000

$4,050

Over $110,000

$795

Student Loans for California State University-San Marcos (CSUSM)

Average Loan Amount Average Loan Amount received per year.

$5,386/Year

Students Taking Out Loans

37%

Loan Default Rate

3.5%

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