Applying For Financial Aid
Applying For Financial Aid
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Email
financialaid@calpoly.edu
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Application Process
Application Deadline
November 30
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
High School Program
College preparatory program is required
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost
FAFSA Code is 001143 Free
Profile of 2020-21 Financial Aid
Profile of 2020-21 Financial Aid
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Freshman
Financial Aid Applicants
3,896 (84.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,032 (52.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,955 (96.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
162 (8.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
50%
Average Award
$10,344
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,867 (95.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,219
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 921 (47.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,152
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,752 (89.6%) of aid recipients
537 (11.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,365
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants
14,666 (74.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
10,377 (70.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,136 (88.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
710 (7.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
49%
Average Award
$10,422
Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,667 (94.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,745
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,108 (45.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,915
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 7,997 (87.5%) of aid recipients
1,396 (7.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,473
All Undergraduates
2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
39%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,933
Financial Aid Programs
Financial Aid Programs
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Loans
Federal Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Plus Loans
Other Loans
College/University Loans
Alternative Loans; California Dream Loan
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants
SEOG
State scholarships
Institutional scholarships
Private scholarships
Federal TEACH Grant; California Dream Grant
Non-Need-Based Available
None
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture
Architecture
Biological Sciences
Business
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering/Technologies
English
Foreign Languages
Health Fields
Home Economics
Humanities
International Studies
Library Science
Mathematics
Military Science
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design
Art/Fine Arts
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting
Creative Writing
Dance
Debating
Journalism/Publications
Music
Performing Arts
Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Leadership
Rodeo
Number of Awards
Not reported
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni
Local/State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Employment
Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
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