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What is CSUMentor?

CSUMentor is a website designed to help students and their families learn about the California State University (CSU) system. The CSU is comprised of 23 excellent campuses. CSUMentor assists students in planning for college, in selecting the appropriate CSU campus to attend, in planning how to finance their education, and in applying for admission.

CSUMentor has four sections that are important for students to be successful in preparing for college. Under the "Plan for College" tab, students are able to map their college path as early as the 6th grade and follow their plan through high school, and community college. Students will learn about the CSU requirements, tests, and application deadlines. The "Explore Campuses" tab allows students to determine which campus is best for them based on interests and needs. The "Apply Online" tab is the standard CSU application process that all campuses use for admission. Students must submit this online application during the announced application filing periods in order to be considered for admission to the campus of their choice. Once a student submits an application, campuses communicate with the student directly and inform them of upcoming deadlines. The "Financial Aid" tab describes the different types of financial aid available and provides students with information on how to apply for aid. Students wishing to be considered for aid must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by March 2.

CSUMentor is free to use. The student will only pay the application fee charged by the CSU campus when an application for admission is submitted. All personal data entered by the user is not released without the user's express consent, and data entered in a planner can be transferred easily to an online application for admission. For more information about your privacy rights on CSUMentor, be sure to read the CSUMentor Privacy Statement.

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