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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:

March 31, May 25, July 3


Refunds can take 3-5 business days once aid has applied to existing fees. Disbursement may be held for several reasons, such as:

  • Admissions status
  • Less than full-time enrollment
  • Academic progress holds
  • Missing information, etc.

View disbursement policy for more information.

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

  • SAP HOLDS - Not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will result in a financial aid hold. For more information, view What is satisfactory academic progress?
  • SAP Petition Due Dates
    • November 17, 2014 - fall semester petitions
    • April 10, 2015 - spring semester petitions
  • January 29 - Tuition fee deferral removed. The tuition fee deferral does not apply to housing fees.
  • Payment due dates: 
    • Fees must be paid in full on or set up an installment payment plan (IPP). The minimum amount due to be eligible for a payment plan is $350.00. A charge of $33 is applied to set up an IPP.
    • Students are responsible for checking their MySJSU for fees and payment due dates - How to view payment due dates
  • Disbursement
    • Disbursement begins the first week of fall semester. Second disbursement of aid begins first week of spring semester.
  • Students enrolled in less than full-time status must notify the Financial Aid and Scholarship office by filling out the Student Information Update form.
  • IRS Tax Return Request.
  • 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.
  • April 3 - Deadline to submit Special Circumstances form.
  • 1098-T Tuition Statement & Tax Credit FAQs

Middle Class Scholarship **New**


  • Students with family income of up to $150,000, may be eligible.
  • Completed the FAFSA or Dream Act by the March 2, priority deadline.

Notification: Students meeting the criteria have already been notified by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).

Awards: Currently being awarded.

Contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at 408-283-7500, ext 6, or, if you have any questions or visit CSAC for more information.

View Ten things you need to know about California's Middle Class Scholarship.



Visit California Student Aid Commission's FAQ page.


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.

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