File your 2020-21 FAFSA!
File your 2020-21 FAFSA as soon after October 1st as possible. Check AidLink regularly and submit all required documents.
SDSU's new and improved online scholarship search and application portal is now open.
How to use AidLink
Find out how to use AidLink, our online financial aid system.
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships 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.
No appointment is needed to speak with a counselor. Contact a financial aid and scholarship counselor.
SDSU federal school code: 001151
of loan repayment scams!
Your loan servicer can help you consolidate loans or apply for loan forgiveness at no extra cost!
Videos and Tutorials
Find videos and tutorials to help you complete your applications and receive aid!
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.
- AidLink: a secure online account that gives you 24-7 access to your financial aid and scholarship records and applications.
- 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.