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IHateHWIHateHW Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
So I posted this in the UC thread and would like opinions from this thread also.

So this is my problem. I will be majoring in Business/accounting and I've already SIR'ed to CSULB thinking that my tuition will be around $4k in my 2nd, 3rd and 4th year, but when I called today to ask about my financial aid, they said that because I am receiving Cal Grant B, they will take away my State Uni Grant in my 2nd, 3rd, 4th year which will actually make my tuition about $8.8~8.9k a year.

I would like some advice because after finding out that CSULB is more expensive than the UC's , I don't know if I made the right choice. My family's income is only about $30k and I also have another sister who will be going to college next year. I would like to take out the least amount of loans as I can.
Financial aid, nice and enjoyable environment/city, and distance from home are big factors in my college selection. I would like to get away from home but not be too far away from home.

I made it into these schools and this is what I have to pay(not including loans):

UCR (Pre Bus Accounting): $5.5k a year including work study
UCSB (Econ with Accounting): $7.3k a year including work study

CSULB: (Pre Bus Accounting): $8.3k in first year, $8.8~9k in the rest of the years
CSUF (didn't offer w/s): (Pre Bus Accounting): $11k in first year, $11.6k in rest of years
SDSU: (didn't offer w/s): (Pre Bus Accounting): $12k in first year, $12.5k " "
SLO: (didn't offer w/s): (Pre Bus Accounting): $10.8k first year, $11.4k later on

I've calculate all the cal states by taking out the State Uni Grant and replacing it with Cal Grant B. Please help!

PS Sorry for my rant..I'm just a mess because now I only have a week before the deadline. I know I should have double checked. What do you guys think?
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  • tutudragon16tutudragon16 Registered User Posts: 158 Junior Member
    ***.

    are you serious. i never knew cal grant b takes your school given aid.

    you think if we just decline that we'll get the school aid. i feel like i'll gte more from the school then cal grant b
  • IHateHWIHateHW Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    I called Cal State Long Beach's Financial Aid office today and that was what the lady told me. In the first year, you would get the stipend of $1551 along with the state uni grant, but in the later years, you only get the Cal grant B of $1551 and $5472, but you would not get the State uni grant. The lady said that the federal gov prohibits having two grants that covers your tuition. So now I'm all confused about cal states being cheap
  • tutudragon16tutudragon16 Registered User Posts: 158 Junior Member
    where does that 5472 come from. is that still the cal grant b?
  • IHateHWIHateHW Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    Yeah thats from the Cal grant B
  • The Power of OneThe Power of One Registered User Posts: 613 Member
    Are you dorming?
  • IHateHWIHateHW Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    Yeah I will be dorming for the first year, but I might/might not in the next years
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