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.

On March 15, 2021 OFAS launched a new scholarship system for SDSU-administered scholarships. Review of applications for some scholarships will begin in May.

Qualified students will be matched to multiple scholarships through a single application. Additional information regarding the new scholarship application process is available on the Aztec Scholarships Site.

SDSU Scholarship Application Deadlines
Application Opens Application Deadline Funding Awarded to Recipients Award Period
Spring 2024 Priority deadline is TBA*
Final deadline is TBA
Fall 2024 Academic Year:
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.
Contact Information

Online: Aztec Scholarships

Additional Resources

The manuscript First in the Family provides additional resources regarding paying for college.
Read the First in the Family manuscript.

Graduate Students

Financial Aid Information for Graduate and Doctoral Students.