SJSU Banner

Office Hours


8:15 am - 4:45 pm


9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone Hours 


8:30 am - 4:30 pm


9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Office and phones hours subject to change.


Closed weekends and holidays.

Campus Closed: May 26

Mission Statement 

The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office provides quality educational financing options, while delivering consistent, equitable, and timely services to student aid applicants at San José State University. In addition to federal and state funding, the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office connects students with campus scholarship opportunities and other off campus resources.

Important Announcements

  • April 16 - Summer 2014 financial aid application process begins.
  • April 30 - Deadline to submit request for review of 2013-14 Special Circumstance.
  • May 1 - Deadline to accept 2013-14 loans.
  • May 1 - Spartan Scholarshp deadline for newly admitted SJSU entering freshmen & transfer students. 
  • May 30 - Priority filing completion date to submit financial aid documents for consideration of maximum awarding eligibility.
  • June 10 - Final day to apply for summer 2014 financial aid.
  • July 18 - Deadline to submit all requested financial aid documents to qualify for a fall 2014 tuition fee deferral.  
  • View tuition payment due dates
  • 1098-T Tuition Statement & Tax Credit FAQs
  • Apply annually for financial aid beginning January 1, priority filing date is March 2. View Seven Steps to Financial Aid for an overview of the financial aid process.
  • IRS Tax Return Request.  
  • Financial aid disbursement begins the first week of fall and spring semesters. View Seven Steps to Financial Aid, refer to step #6, for more information.
  • Disbursement of funds may be held for several reasons such as, admission status, not enrolled in sufficient number of units, academic progress holds, missing information, etc.
  • Students enrolled in less than full-time status must notify the Financial Aid and Scholarship office by filling out the Student Information Update form.

Middle Class Scholarship **New**

New for 2014-2015 school year: students from middle class families have access to FREE financial assistance to help pay for college. California recently enacted a new scholarship program, the Middle Class Scholarship. Students with family incomes of up to $150,000, may be eligible.

Apply for financial aid at FAFSA by the March 2, 2014, deadline. AB 540 students may also qualify and should file a California Dream Act Application at CSAC. Contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at 408-283-7500, extension 6, or visit CSAC for more information or view Ten things you need to know about California's Middle Class Scholarship.

Tuition Fee Deferral

Fee deferrals protect course enrollment and delays the payment of tuition fees. Fee deferrals are temporary and are removed at the beginning of each semester. To prevent enrollment cancellation, all requested financial aid documents must be submitted to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office by the scheduled fee payment deadline. The financial aid tuition fee deferral does not apply to housing charges.

Dream Act - AB 131

The passage of part two of AB130 bill now allows undocumented (immigrant) students to qualify for California state grant programs. The bill went into effect January 2013. Visit the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) website for additional information and access to the Dream Act Application. Also view California Dream Act of 2011 Q&A.

Online Learning - Spartan Success Portal

Online workshops aimed at helping students succeed. All workshops are confidential, informational and available 24/7. There are workshops on Academic & Career Exploration, Reading & Writing Strategies, Personal Management, and Learning to Learn. To join a workshop, click on Spartan Success Portal.

Spartan Success Portal Button