About the California Student Aid Commission

The Commission is the principal state agency responsible for administering financial aid programs for students attending public and private universities, colleges, and vocational schools in California. The Commission has never wavered from its central mission to make education beyond high school financially accessible to all Californians.

The Commission serves as a resource for policymakers and the public on college affordability and financing issues, and advocates for policy changes to eliminate cost as a barrier to any qualified California student pursuing a higher education

Vision: Transforming lives by creating educational opportunities for the state’s diverse population, driving its social and economic well-being to ensure a promising future for all.

Mission: Promoting educational equity by making postsecondary education affordable for all Californians.


Job Opportunities at CSAC

A listing of job vacancies for individuals who have civil service list eligibility, are in a classification (position) that is transferable to, or have reinstatement rights for, the identified classification.


Success Stories

The California Student Aid Commission aims to help students achieve their goals.


Proposed Regulations & Rulemaking Documents

Golden State Teacher Grant Program

The Commission is issuing a 5-day public notice for proposed emergency regulation for the Golden State Teacher Grant Program.  A copy of the proposed text and the notice are available below:

5 Day Notice of Proposed Emergency Action

Text of Proposed Regulations

12/02/2021:   Commission approve emergency regulation
12/06/2021:   Start 5-day Public Notice Period
12/10/2021:   End 5-day Public Notice Period


Regular rulemaking process to propose amendments to existing regulations. The Commission is issuing a 15-day public notice for proposed regulations. A copy of the proposed text in addition to the notice documents are available below:


Public Record Request

The California Public Records Act protects the rights of the public to request public records from government agencies. You can request records from the California Student Aid Commission via email, telephone, or letter.

Please provide the following information in your request:

  1. The name of the requestor.
  2. A mailing address, telephone number and/or email address.
  3. A clear description of the records requested.

Email requests for public records to PRARequest@csac.ca.gov


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