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

Academic Year:
August to February 3 PM Standard Pacific Time
Friday, February 8, 2019

Academic Year:
August to May 3 PM Standard Pacific Time
Friday, May 10, 2019

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

Phone: 619-594-6323
Location: Student Services West (SSW)-3615 


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


Financial Aid information specifically for graduate students is available by clicking HERE

Additional funding opportunities for SDSU graduate students are also available by clicking HERE