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The Financial Literacy Workshops are mandatory for any student receiving institutional aid.
We welcome and encourage all students to attend these workshops as they will offer guidance in making sound financial decisions.

Institutional aid includes any funding granted to a student by the university. For example: all athletic aid, choir, band, Residence Hall Advisors, Auxiliary, departmental scholarships, etc.

If you plan on receiving this aid for the following year, you must attend four (4) Financial Literacy workshops this academic year to receive the funding the upcoming year.


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Getting Started

The MOST IMPORTANT process in applying for financial aid is filing the FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) application each year. The FAFSA can be completed online at -- the fastest and most accurate way to apply. At Central State University, the FAFSA is the only application required for Federal, State, or Institutional grants, work-study or loans for Fall and Spring term financial aid. Our priority date for submission of the FAFSA is December 1 for the following academic year. Submitting your FAFSA prior to this priority date will allow you the the best opportunity to be considered for certain limited funding sources such as FSEOG and Federal Work Study.

Note -- be sure to go to - that is the official, federal, FREE web site for the FAFSA. There are look-alike sites that request payment to complete the FAFSA -- payment is not part of completing the FAFSA - it is a FREE application. If you have questions about filing the FAFSA, contact our financial aid staff for assistance.  Or, you can contact the Federal Student Aid agency directly at 1-800-433-3243 for general FAFSA related questions.

The FAFSA CSU school code is 003026.

You can get more information about the financial aid process and your award letter by logging on to the CSU Financial Aid Portal.

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