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 will launch a new scholarship system on March 15, 2021 for SDSU-administered
scholarships. Review of applications for some scholarships will begin in April, so
if you want to be considered for as many scholarships as possible, we encourage you
to apply by April 15*.
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|
|March 15, 2021||Priority deadline is April 15, 2021*
Final deadline is July 30, 2021
|September 2021||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.
Online: Financial Aid & Scholarships
Location: Student Services West (SSW)-3615
The manuscript First in the Family provides additional resources regarding paying
Read the First in the Family manuscript here.