CSU Forgivable Loan/Doctoral Incentive Program

The purpose of the Forgivable Loan Program (FLP) is to increase the pool of individuals who show promise of becoming strong candidates for CSU instructional faculty positions by providing financial assistance to doctoral students with the motivation, skills, and experience needed to teach the diverse student body in the CSU. It is a competitive program directed by the California State University but open to doctoral students across the country.

Through the Forgivable Loan Program, the California State University offers loans and faculty sponsorship to full-time doctoral students who are interested in a teaching career at a CSU campus. Specifically, the program provides:

  • Loans of up to $10,000 per year up to a total of $30,000
  • Loan Forgiveness: 20 percent of the loan is forgiven for each year of full-time postdoctoral teaching in the CSU.
  • Part-time postdoctoral teaching in the CSU may also be considered for partial loan forgiveness.
  • Faculty sponsorship from a CSU faculty member.