Important Announcements & Deadline Dates

IRS Data Retrieval tool and your FAFSA

What happens after submitting a FAFSA or a CA Dream Act Application?

Awarding and To-Do List Items 

  • Financial aid award is based on the submission and completion of To-Do List items posted in a student's MySJSU.
  • Only students selected for verification will have items posted in their MySJSU and are required to submit To-Do List Items to begin the evaluation process which leads to financial aid award.
  • Students NOT selected for verification will NOT have documents assigned in their To-Do List, but should monitor their MySJSU for any changes.

Awarding for the 2018-19 academic year will begin as follows:

  • Fall 2018 admitted students: beginning in early March
  • Continuing (currently enrolled) students: beginning in July.

Fall 2018 & Spring 2019

Students selected for verification: Awards are based on the completion of To-Do List items in a timely manner. To be considered for maximum funding, all requested financial aid documents must be completed by 4:30 pm on April 27, 2018.

  • March 2

Priority filing date for FAFSA, Dream Act and CSAC GPA verification deadline is always March 2

For example: March 2, 2018 for the Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 academic year.

Applications may be submitted after March 2, however, eligibility for maximum funding will have been missed. Apply early! 

  • Due to limited funding availability, you must submit your FAFSA/Dream Act application in early October (as soon as the application(s) is available) to be considered for priority funding.
  • Each award year, the priority filing deadling date may change based on fund(s) availability and applicant pool. 

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 

Students selected for verification: all requested financial aid documents must have been submitted and completed by 4:30 pm on May 26, 2017, to have been considered for maximum funding.

Tuition Fee Deferral 

  • To qualify for a Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 tuition fee deferral and prevent enrollment cancellation, students selected for verification must complete all requested financial aid documents by:
      • June 29, 2018 for a Fall 2018, tuition fee deferral
      • November 30, 2018 for a Spring 2019, tuition fee deferral
  • Financial Aid applications received after the above due dates will NOT receive a tuition fee deferral.
  • For students without a tuition fee deferral, fees are due on the scheduled fee due date regardless of student's financial aid status. 
  • The tuition fee deferral does not defer housing fees.
  • Contact University Housing Services with payment inquiries or view Financial Aid and Housing FAQ page. 

Enrollment Status

Students MUST be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for financial aid. Enrolled less than full-time? Submit a Student Information Update form (see below).

  Full-Time Three-Quarter Half-Time Less Than Half-Time
Undergraduate, Post-baccalaureate, Credential 12 units 9-11 units 6-8 units *1-5 units
Graduate Degree 6.1 - 8 units   4-6 units  
*Students with a Pell Grant award are eligible for aid with less than half-time enrollment: 1-5 units


  • In some cases, financial aid will not automatically disburse unless student's notify the Financial Aid Office of less than full-time enrollment by submitting the Student Information Update form 


Students not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will result in a financial aid hold. For more information, view What is satisfactory academic progress 

  • November 17, 2017 - last day to submit Fall 2017, SAP petition.
  • April 6, 2018 - last day to submit Spring 2018, SAP petition.

Loans (2018-2019 dates to be announced)

  • December 1, 2017 - Last day to accept loans and to submit PLUS loan application for Fall 2017.
  • April 27, 2018 - Last day to accept student loans and to submit PLUS loan application for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018, or attending Spring 2018, only. 

Payment due dates

  • An installment payment plan (IPP) is available. To be eligible for an IPP, the minimum amount due is $350.00. A charge of $35 is applied to set up an IPP.
  • Students are responsible for checking their MySJSU for fees and payment due dates