Financial Assistance

Thank you for your interest in studying at California State University, Fresno. As you know, U.S. higher education can be expensive and sources of financial aid are very difficult for international students to obtain. If you are in need of financial aid or an international scholarship, the best place to look is in your home country. 

Financial understanding and becoming an effective manager of your money can be a very valuable skill when it comes to your college success. There are several resources available for students here at Fresno State to assist you with your educational expenses:

Scholarships: International students are eligible to apply for Fresno State scholarships. The online application can be filled out directly with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships & Scholarships: Graduate students may be eligible for a number of teaching and graduate assistantships at Fresno State. It is recommended that students contact their program coordinator for more specific information. General information can be found online at the Division of Research and Graduate Studies.  

Deans Scholarship Tuition Waiver (DSTW): The Deans Scholarship Tuition Waiver is offered once a year and is intended to help reduce the required Fresno State non-resident tuition fees for eligible international students. DSTW funding is limited, so award amounts may vary. Application information will be sent out to students by ISSP. 

On-Campus Jobs: You are eligible to apply for on-campus jobs during your first semester of study at Fresno State, pending approval from the International Student Services and Programs office. All on-campus student positions are posted through the Career Development Center, on a website called HireFresnoState. For more information on how to create an account and apply for on-campus positions, please visit the Career Development Center.  

Professional Clothing Closet: The Career Development Center on Fresno State's campus also has a clothing closet that provides students with the proper and professional clothing attire needed for interviews, career fairs, and first jobs. All for free! Students are allowed 3 free pieces of professional clothing per semester. For more information please visit the Career Development Center website.

Food Security Project: The Fresno State Food Security Project is a multi-initiative program to support students who may be experiencing food insecurity or other challenges that might inhibit their academic success at Fresno State. More information about the Fresno State Student Cupboard, The Catered Cupboard, and other food resources, visit the Food Security Project website.

On-Campus ATM: There is an ATM on Fresno State’s campus located on the west side of the University Student Union (USU). 

Here are some additional links to other helpful financial resources about studying in the United States: 

Study in the States

NAFSA

Education USA