Fall 2020 Admitted Students FAQs
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Cal Grant / State-based Grants
Changes in Financial Circumstances
Document Delivery to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Answer: Please do not send documents via fax or email. Your personal information is at risk. Instead, upload documents using the upload feature on AidLink. 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. Alternatively, you may also send documents by mail (or to our office drop box). Be sure to provide the student's Red ID on all documents.
San Diego State University
Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7436
Financial Aid Eligibility for the 2020-21 Academic Year
A: Awarding will begin in early April.
There are loan limitations that are set by the federal government. Go to: Annual direct loan limits by class level for more information.
Loan activation for the 20-21 academic year will begin in July 2020.
A: You can only apply for scholarships after completing the Intent to Enroll and creating your SDSU ID. You will not hear back regarding being awarded the scholarship until summer or early fall.
A: Please email us at: [email protected]
A: As an alternative to submitting the Tax Return transcript, you can also go back into the FAFSA and use the IRS data retrieval tool. After you do this we will get the information within five days. If for some reason you can not use the data retrieval tool on the FAFSA, you can submit (by uploading on AidLink or by mail) a signed copy of all pages of the personal taxes. If you do this, you will also need to include a signed statement certifying that you attempted to obtain the tax return transcript from the IRS and were unable to obtain the required documentation.
A: Please upload via Aidlink or mail to our office a signed statement certifying that you attempted to obtain the Verification of Nonfiling Letter from the IRS and were unable to obtain the required documentation. AND submit copies of all 2018 W-2 forms for each source of employment income earned by you during 2018.
For additional questions, email us at [email protected]