PAYING FOR COLLEGE (FINANCIAL AID)
Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (OFAS) is responsible for preparing and communicating information on financial aid. This office helps students apply and receive all types of financial aid as well as offer SDSU-administered scholarships. A listing of external scholarships (scholarships available to SDSU students but not administered by SDSU) is also available on the OFAS site.
OFAS has three separate deadlines for SDSU-administered scholarships. Scholarships can be searched by class level and major. Make sure to search scholarships by "all majors" as well.
SDSU Scholarship Application Deadlines
|Application Cycle||Application Deadlines||Award Period|
|August to October||3 PM Standard Pacific Time
Friday, October 12, 2018
|August to February||3 PM Standard Pacific Time
Friday, February 8, 2019
|August to May||3 PM Standard Pacific Time
Friday, May 10, 2019
What is the difference between loans, work study, grants, and scholarships?
- A loan must be repaid to the lender plus interest.
- Work study allows students to apply for and receive a work study job where the income earned is taxable.
- Grants and scholarships do not have to be repaid.
Location: Student Services West (SSW)-3615
The manuscript First in the Family provides additional resources regarding paying for college.