Low Income

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A Low Income student is any student whose adjusted gross income (AGI) or their parent(s) AGI does not exceed 150 percent of an amount equal to the poverty level set by the U.S. Census thresholds. CSUMB uses these thresholds defined by the U.S. Department of Education TRIO Programs. Student AGI is used for independent students; parent AGI is used for dependent students.

Where Term Appears
CSUMB Data Warehouse Dashboards:
Filter / Group Breakdown Location:
Data Custodian
Financial Aid Office
Data Source
Source System:CMS - SA
Source Field Name:OBI_XLATLONG
Census Process:No
Logical Transformation / Calculation
OBIEE Folder and Column
Folder Heading:"CSU Financial Aid ISIR"
Column Heading:"Low Income"


Low Income values include:

  • Low Income
  • Non-Low Income
  • Not Applicable (includes students that did not submit a FAFSA)

See Also

Definition Source

"The term 'low-income individual' means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount."[1]


  1. U.S. Department of Education. Federal TRIO Programs. Current-Year Low-Income Levels. Retrieved from: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/incomelevels.html.