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In order to receive financial aid at Cal Maritime, a student must:  

  • be a U.S.citizen or eligible non-citizen;

  • be registered with the Selective Service (if required);

  • be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular matriculated student in a degree program;

  • be making Satisfactory Academic Progress;

  • not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal education loan

  • not have been convicted of a drug related violation while receiving federal student aid;

  • and for state programs (Cal Grant and State University Grant), be a California resident

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Financial Need

Most federal, state, and institutional financial aid is awarded based on "need" Financial need is calculated as follows: 


Cost of Attendance

minus EFC (Expected Family Contribution from FAFSA)

equals financial need


Check out the CSU Net Price Estimator with estimates need based financial aid eligibility and the net cost for a student attending a CSU. (Net price is defined as the cost of attendance minus grant aid).