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Financial Aid Award Process

After you complete the FAFSA or California Dream Application, Cal Poly will determine what financial aid you will be awarded. You will manage the entire process through your My Cal Poly Portal.


Confirm that you meet the qualifications to receive federal and state aid.

How Aid Is Determined

Learn how we determine how much and what types of aid you will qualify to receive.

Notification of Aid

Find out how to view your Award Letter, which includes all our offers of aid and how to determine what amount to accept.


Learn what happens if your application is selected for verification.

Getting Your Aid

Know when and how you will receive your aid in your student account.

Financial Aid Policies

Learn about the requirements and policies that will affect your financial aid.