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Have Financial Aid Questions?

Contact the SDSU Cal Coast Student Financial Center:


Open Monday – Friday 9 am - 4 pm (PST) 

The Cal Coast Student Financial Center will be closed on the holidays listed on the SDSU Academic Calendar.

The Cal Coast 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 Cal Coast Student Financial Center is accessible through the zoom link on days the campus is open.

  • 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 via my.SDSU in the "Profile" tile. 

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


Financial Aid Awarding, Student Financials and my.SDSU

SDSU students who filed the 2024-25 FAFSA can now view their aid eligibility via my.SDSU

my.SDSU is a singular portal that streamlines the enrollment, registration, financial aid and student accounts processes.  

Parents: Only students have access to my.SDSU. Please have your student share the financial aid information with you and grant you access to pay university expenses, if you plan to make payments on behalf of your student. See the following page for information about the my.SDSU implementation:  Parents & Families Support 

The Financial Aid office 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.



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Visit the Cal Coast Student Financial Center webpage for webinar dates, times & Zoom IDs.

Click the button below to view videos of past sessions offered.

Watch Past Video Sessions


Videos and Tutorials

Find videos and tutorials to help you complete your applications and receive aid!


Aztec Scholarships

Aztec Scholarships

The general application in Aztec Scholarships (SDSU's online scholarship application portal) is now open!



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.