File your 2023-24 FAFSA!
File your 2023-24 FAFSA as soon as possible. Certain types of aid are limited, so it's to your advantage to apply early. Financial aid awarding for the 2023-24 academic year will be available via my.SDSU by mid to late spring. Prior to that check your my.SDSU "Tasks" tile for requested documents.
The general application in Aztec Scholarships (SDSU's online scholarship application portal) is typically open from April to August. The priority consideration deadline is typically in May. Late and incomplete applications are not accepted.
File Your 2022-23 Dream
File your California Dream Act Application for the 2023-24 academic year NOW! Certain types of aid are limited, so it's to your advantage to apply early. Financial aid awarding for the 2023-24 academic year will be available via my.SDSU by mid to late spring. Prior to that check your my.SDSU "Tasks" tile for requested documents.
Welcome to SDSU's Student Financial Center:
Open Monday – Friday 9am-4pm (PST)
We will be closed on the holidays listed on the SDSU Academic Calendar.
The Student Financial Center physical lobby (Student Services West 3615) is open 9am -3:30pm. The physical lobby has several private meeting rooms for students to connect to the virtual center. The Student Financial Center is accessible through the zoom link on days the campus is open.
We can help with questions related to financial aid, scholarships, and student accounts. Check out our video now!
- Students: please have your Red ID or Empl ID ready.
- Parents: make sure your student is with you or has authorized you to speak with us. FERPA regulations prevent us from speaking with you about personal financial aid information unless your student is with you, or has released authorization to you. Release of authorization is done in the "Privacy Settings" in a student's WebPortal account. This could take 24 hours to reflect on our end, so please be aware.
If you prefer to connect to the Virtual Help Desk via phone, please dial: +1 (669) 900-6833. When prompted, enter the following meeting ID: 872 9357 5613
2022-23 Financial Aid Awarding, Student Financials and my.SDSU
All SDSU students who filed the 2022-23 FAFSA and do not have pending items on their To-Do list can view their aid eligibility via my.SDSU.
my.SDSU is a singular portal that streamlines the enrollment, registration, financial aid and student accounts processes. Via my.SDSU students are able to view Financial Aid tasks (To-Do Lists), if applicable, and take action for the Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 aid year.
Parents: Due to SDSU's implementation of my.SDSU, the CSU-standard system, parent access will be impacted. The system as implemented does not support parent access to student information, but in the future providing this functionality will be a priority. Read more in the Parents & Families Support page.
Students are also able to sign up for Direct Deposit via the my.SDSU Student Financials tile. Students who were previously signed up for Direct Deposit through Cashnet will need to reestablish Direct Deposit in my.SDSU.
Effective Fall 2022, SDSU is also transitioning to a new post-pay model to pay tuition and fees. Students will now pay tuition & fees in my.SDSU after they have enrolled in Fall 2022 classes.
Processing of spring financial aid disbursements will start on January 9th. The deadline to pay for spring 2023 Tuition and Fees is January 11, 2023.
Financial Education Peer Program:
This program seeks to empower the SDSU community to make sound and responsible decisions with the goal of achieving financial well-being. This is achieved by providing education to build the necessary skills to maintain a sustainable lifestyle. This program aims to create the confidence students need to achieve financial freedom and independence. Free events as well as one-on-one educational sessions on budgeting, credit, and more are offered.
Visit the Well-Being & Health Promotion website for more information.
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships provides information and counseling so that you can make informed choices as you and your family plan for meeting the costs associated with attending San Diego State University. We also provide outreach and access services in collaboration with other university departments and the community.
No appointment is needed to speak with a counselor. Contact a financial aid and scholarship counselor.
Preparing for the Spring 2023 term: Financial Aid & Disbursements
The Student Financial Center held webinars on January 5th and 9th about financial aid, disbursements, paying tuition and fees, scholarships, and more.
Click the button below to view videos of past sessions offered.
Videos and Tutorials
Find videos and tutorials to help you complete your applications and receive aid!
What is the difference between loans, work study, grants and scholarships?
A loan must be repaid to the lender, plus interest. Income from a work study job is earned by students hired to work, and it is taxable. Grants and scholarships do not have to be repaid.
Economic Crisis Response Team
Visit the ECRT website to request assistance if you or a student you know has an immediate, temporary food or housing need.
- my.SDSU is a secure online account that gives you 24-7 access to your financial aid and scholarship records and applications from the Fall 2022 term moving forward. Please note that AidLink has been retired and is no longer available to students.
- FAFSA Overview: Free Application for Federal Student Aid. All SDSU students should complete the FAFSA to be considered for all types of state and federal aid including grants, work study, student and parent loans, and some scholarships.
- Financial Aid: Learn about types of aid, your eligibility, how to apply, how to get your funds, and how to estimate your cost of attendance at SDSU.
- Scholarships: Learn about scholarships available through SDSU and about non-SDSU scholarships: how to apply, eligibility, essay writing tips, and more.
- Satisfactory Academic Progress: Learn about your responsibility to maintain satisfactory academic progress, and how your grades, units, and enrollment affect the financial aid you receive.
- Disbursement, Receiving Your Aid: Disbursement means the payment of money. Find out about how and when your financial aid and/or scholarship money is paid to you.