Financial Aid at Cal Poly

Financial Aid Amount Received
$6,755 (26.01% of tuition & fees)
Percent of Financial Aid Received
53% of 21,098 students

All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

11,306 undergraduate students (53% of all students) have received grants, scholarships, and/or federal student loans at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. The percentage of students who received financial aid higher compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compare to similar schools in rankings such as California Baptist University and California Lutheran University, the percentage of students who received financial aid is lower (the average of the schools is 77.00%).
The average amount of grants of scholarship aid is $6,755 and the average loan amount is $6,011. The average financial aid amount is 26.01% of tuition & fees based on out-of-state rate (tuition & fees: $25,971).

Undergraduate Financial Aid by Type

Number Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidTotal Amount of Aid ReceivedAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or scholarship aid11,306 53%$76,369,929$6,755
Pell Grants3,881 18%$17,199,672$4,432
Federal Students Loans6,490 30%$39,013,441$6,011
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid Comparison Chart

First-time Undergraduate Financial Aid by Type

Number Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidTotal Amount of Aid ReceivedAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid3,11859%--
Grant or scholarship aid2,732 52%$15,942,599$5,836
Federal Grants826 16%$4,108,684$4,974
Pell Grants820 16%$3,752,362$4,576
Other Federal Grants719 14%$356,322$496
State/Local Grants1,505 29%$4,249,453$2,824
Institutional Grants1,864 36%$7,584,462$4,069
Student Loans1,675 32%$9,582,560$5,721
Federal Student Loans1,662 32%$8,516,757$5,124
Other Student Loans69 1%$1,065,803$15,446

First-time (full-time) Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

For the full-time, first-time undergraduate students (freshmen, in most cases), 2,732 students have received one or more types of financial aid at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
The average amount of federal, state, local or institutional grant aid is $5,836 and the average amount of student loans awarded to full-time first-time undergraduate students is $5,721.
The following table shows the financial data by type of aid at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.

Financial Aid by Income Level

The following table summarizes the number of schools receiving financial aid and its average amount by income levels at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
Income Level# of Students# of Students Receiving AidTotal Amount of Aid ReceivedAverage Amount of Aid Received
All Income Level--$10,641,180$6,481
0 - $30,000296 296$4,076,617$13,772
$30,001 - $48,000189 186$2,346,376$12,415
$48,001 - $75,000256 246$2,109,125$8,239
$75,001 - $110,000254 232$1,297,447$5,108
$110,001 - more647 306$811,615$1,254

Paid Tuition Rates by Residency

At California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, for the first-time/full-time students, 4,423 students have paid in-state rate of tuition and 818 students have paid out-of-state tuition rate.
# of Students
In-District Rate0
In-State Rate4,423
Out-of-State Rate818
Un-known0

Number of Students by Living Arrangement (Freshmen)

At California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, 1,791 full-time/first-time students live on-campus such as dormitory and campus-owned apartments, and 88 students live off-campus. In addition, 19 students live with their family.
# of Students
Living On-Campus1,791
Living Off-Campus88
Living with Family19
Un-known0
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