The Universities at Shady Grove’s Center for Student Engagement and Financial Resources (CSEF) is an onsite service center which provides a variety of personalized student services, tailored to meet the needs of each institutional partner.  CSEF provides a unique “one-stop-shopping” system with a single point of service for all in a wide variety of service areas, intended to support students through all stages of the “student life cycle”.  

Mission: To collaborate with our nine university partners and fellow USG departments to offer programming and services designed to enhance the overall educational experience of students in the areas of financial aid, registration, and student engagement.

Goal: CSEF aims to cultivate responsible and ethical leaders who can think critically and independently by providing opportunities to develop healthy school/life balance, cultural awareness, and meaningful interpersonal relationships necessary for students' academic and professional success.

Staff: Our dedicated and professionally trained staff is committed to providing an environment that promotes safety and security, encourages growth and financial literacy, supports academic development, and fosters respect for people and differences. We do this through our communication, collaboration, and participation within the USG community.