College Of Professional & Global Education (CPaGE)

Financial aid is NOT available for Winter session or Open University classes!

Students enrolled in any of the following College of Professional & Global Education (CPaGE) programs listed below during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters may be eligible for Federal financial aid:

IMPORTANT NOTE: The 2023-2024 school year includes the Fall 2023, Spring 2024, & Summer 2024 semesters.

Furthermore, students must file the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online in order to be awarded financial aid for these programs. To begin or edit your FAFSA now, please click on the link provided right below.

Important Reminder for CPaGE Students

CPaGE students who have already completed their Bachelor's degree are considered as 5th year Undergraduates for financial aid purposes. Although they are technically in a post-baccalaureate program, they cannot be considered as Graduate students since they are not pursuing a Master's degree or beyond.

For more information on how much Federal Direct Loans CPaGE students in these situations can receive through the FAFSA, please review the "Third Year and Beyond Undergraduate Annual Loan Limit" section provided in link down below.

Other CPaGE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

After completing your FAFSA, you should receive a confirmation email and a link to access your Student Aid Report (SAR), which summarizes the information you provided on your FAFSA. Review the SAR carefully and if any information is incorrect, make the changes in the FAFSA you submitted online.

You will then receive a corrected SAR. Keep this updated SAR for your records. You do not need to submit the SAR to the financial aid office at SF State, as our office runs regular queries to find and review FAFSAs that have corrections.

If we need additional documents because your FAFSA was selected for Verification (Further review), you will be notified directly through your SF State e-mail.  Our office will receive your FAFSA approximately 7 to 10 business days after you file your application. For more information on how to view and submit documentation to our office, please click on the link provided right below.

Students in the Certificate Programs are required to enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of 6 units per semester. The units must be units required for the particular certificate program. The student must be prepared to pay their own tuition fees if financial aid eligibility has not been determined before the tuition fees are due.

Unfortunately, if the CPaGE program is not eligible to be paid for by the FAFSA, then students cannot use their financial aid awards towards their tuition fees. However, students receiving Scholarships who are in these non-eligible certificate, credential, or degree programs should contact CPaGE directly to inquire about how their Scholarships can be awarded.