FAQs for Current Students
We are updating our FAQs regularly. Please check for additional FAQs.
Changes in Financial Circumstances
Document Delivery to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
A: Please do not send documents via fax or email. Your personal information is at risk. Instead, upload documents using the upload feature in the my.SDSU platform. If possible, please upload scanned documents as PDF files. You can use free apps such as CamScanner or Scannable to scan documents from a smartphone.
Financial Aid Eligibility for the 2022-23 Academic Year
A: Awarding will begin in early late March.
A: There are loan limitations that are set by the federal government. Go to: Annual direct loan limits by class level for more information.
A: Loan activation for the 2022-23 academic year will begin in July 2022.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) / Maximum Unit Appeals
A: Please email us at: [email protected]
Summer Graduation and Financial Aid
A: We are using the 2021-22 FAFSA to award aid in Summer 2022. Awarding will begin in early May. However, it is recommended that you complete the 2022-23 FAFSA in case the date of your graduation is extended.
A: The IRS Data Retrieval Tool transfers your 2020 tax information directly to your FAFSA. This will minimize potential conflicts with your tax information that could delay processing and receipt of your financial aid. We want you (and your parent, if they were required to provide their information on the FAFSA), to return to the FAFSA website at fafsa.gov and complete the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. If for some reason you cannot use the data retrieval tool on the FAFSA, you can submit (by uploading on my.SDSU) a signed copy of all pages of your federal tax return (Form 1040).
A: Individuals must submit a signed statement asserting that they've attempted but were unable to get the Verification of Nonfiling (VFN) letter. The statement must also confirm that they have not filed and are not required to file a tax return for 2020, and it must list the sources and amounts of income earned from work in 2020. Along with the statement, individuals must submit copies of all 2020 W-2 forms for each source of employment.
Work Study Employment
For additional questions, contact the Student Financial Center's Virtual Help Desk.