Cal Maritime offers a variety of financial aid programs to students needing assistance financing their education. Funds are made available by the U.S. Department of Education, the State of California, the California State University (CSU) System, the California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime), and private lending institutions.
Types of financial assistance include scholarships, grants, loans, and employment opportunities. Assistance may come in the form of need-based or non-need-based sources of financial aid.
To apply for financial aid, students should submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the basic application required for most federal, state, and institutional financial aid. Applications can be submitted beginning October 1, 2019 before the start of the 2020-2021 academic year.