State University Grant (SUG)

SUG assists with California State University tuition fees. SUG is not available to students enrolled in special session or students whose tuition fees are paid by Cal Grant, tuition waivers or other programs that pay tuition fees.


  • Must be a California Resident
  • To receive SUG for 2016-17, students must have completed their FAFSA by March 2.
  • If selected for verification, all requested financial aid documents must have been submitted by the priority filing completion date: May 27, 2016 (for 2016-17 award year). 

EFC (expected family contribution)

  •  The EFC must be $5,000 or less

Current academic year SUG amounts:

  Undergraduate   Graduate   Credential
Full-Time $5,472 $6,738  $6,348
Half-Time $3,174 $3,906 $3,684



California State University (CSU) policy limits the length of time for receipt of the SUG. All students must meet the following guidelines to be eligible for a SUG award:

  • Students must be enrolled at least half time (6 units undergraduate/credential and 4 units graduate level);
  • Students cannot have accumulated more than 150 semester or 225 quarter units earned in their CSU undergraduate careers;
  • Undergraduate transfer students cannot accumulate more than 75 semester or 113 quarter earned units while enrolled at a CSU campus;
  • Teacher and credential students cannot accumulate more than 30 earned units.
  • Graduate students cannot exceed more than 125% earned units of the required program length. For example: If a MS program is 60 units, a student may receive SUG funding for up to 75 units.
  • Students pursuing a second bachelor's, second credential, or second master's degree are not eligible for the SUG. The CSU will only fund the first degree.