Seven Steps to Financial Aid

The following is a sequential order of the financial aid process 

U.S. Citizens and Eligible non-citizens: Complete a FAFSA

Students meeting AB540 criteria, complete a Dream Act Application


STEP 1: Obtain a FSA ID to complete a FAFSA(US Citizens and Eligible non-citizens);

             Dream applicants create a UserName & Password to esign their Dream application.

STEP 2: Receive a Student Aid Report
STEP 3: Submit Documents to SJSU
STEP 4Evaluation process and Tuition fee deferral
STEP 5Award notification
STEP 6: Disbursement of Aid

STEP 7: Do Your Part!

  • Failure to complete all units may result in a hold for future aid.
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA as an undergraduate student, or a 3.0 as a graduate, post-baccalaureate or credential student, every semester.
  • Make sure to update your contact information (mailing address, email, phone number) in MySJSU.
  • Check your To Do List often.
  • Contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office if you have any questions.
  • Remember to file for financial aid every academic year, by the March 2 priority deadline.