Financial Aid

Currently, CALMAT does not participate in federal or state financial aid programs, so students are not eligible to receive either federal or state student loans or financial aid to attend the University. If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student is responsible for repaying the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund.

CALMAT is proud to help students make their education more affordable by offering the following financial aid opportunities:

Board Scholarships

CALMAT offers generous scholarships in the form of tuition waivers to qualified students. Students who fulfill the scholarship requirements do not need to repay any part of the scholarship. The requirements include maintaining good academic standing, timely completion of the degree program and providing advocacy for the University.

CALMAT Board of Directors offers three types of scholarships: Full Scholarships (100% tuition waiver) Three-Fourth Scholarship (75% tuition waiver) and Half Scholarships (50% tuition waiver) per year. Applicants for these scholarships should either be matriculated CALMAT students or be in the process of applying to a CALMAT degree program.


Requirements for CALMAT Board Half Scholarship (50% tuition waived)

  • Enrolled in CALMAT graduate program
  • A letter of recommendation
  • Student status (at least 4 units per semester) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completion of the degree within two years

Requirements for CALMAT Board Three-Fourth Scholarship (75% tuition waived)

  • Two or more years of professional experience related to the CALMAT degree
  • California resident
  • Enrolled in a CALMAT graduate program
  • A letter of recommendation
  • Full time status (at least 6 units per semester) with a GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Completion of the degree within two years

Requirements for CALMAT Board Full Scholarship (100% tuition waived)

  • Two or more years of professional experience related to the CALMAT degree
  • California resident
  • Enrolled in a CALMAT graduate program
  • A letter of recommendation
  • Full time status (at least 8 units per semester) with a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Completion of the degree within two years

Students receiving the scholarship must still pay the one-time application fee ($55), registration fees ($100 per term) and one-time graduation fee ($60). Students who fail to maintain the required qualifications for this scholarship must return half of the scholarship within sixty days.

Students are encouraged to apply for a Board Scholarship when they apply for admission to CALMAT degree programs. A separate scholarship application is required. Scholarship applications are reviewed by the Office of Admissions and submitted to the CALMAT Board for final decision. Students are required to sign a scholarship agreement before the scholarship is awarded.


Teaching Assistantships

CALMAT also encourages exceptional students to work as teaching assistants (TAs). TAs receive an additional reduction in tuition. Selection is based on a combination of seniority, match with the class for which they can be TA, and scholastic excellence. The work load is 5 hours per week for each TA.


Employer-based Financial Aid

CALMAT encourages students to discuss their educational plans with their employers. In some instances, students have received significant financial assistance through employer-based professional development and education funds.