Financial Aid

If you are interested in financial aid opportunities to fund your studies at SJSU, please view the following resources provided below; however, keep in mind that the list below is not an exhaustive list. You should apply for as many scholarships as possible to lessen the need for loans or part-time work to attend school. When searching for financial assistance, such as scholarships, you should not pay any money.

SJSU Resources

Financial Aid and Scholarship Office: Each year, SJSU awards and administers more than $425 million in financial aid to eligible students.

Seven Steps to Financial Aid: The Financial Aid and Scholarship office provides guidance to students by listing the seven steps of the financial aid process.

Financial Aid Workshops: SJSU offers numerous workshops to guide students through the application process for FAFSA, California Dream Act, and CalFresh.

Summer Financial Aid: SJSU offers limited summer financial aid, which may consist of grants and/or loans.

Scholarships: The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office administers SJSU campus based, department based, and private based scholarships.

Additional Resources: SJSU Financial Aid and Scholarship Office compiled a list of additional resources. 

External Resources

FAFSA: Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for college or grad school.

California Dream Act: The California Dream Act Application allows students interested in attending eligible California Colleges, Universities, and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid.

GoGrad: Graduate students have a wide range of options, from federal loan programs to institutional scholarships.

WebGrants 4 Students: WebGrants 4 Students allows students to manage Cal Grant and/or Chafee account(s) online.

FastWeb: FastWeb is a leading online resource that helps students find scholarships to pay for school.

AE Department Resources


Instructional Student Assistanships (ISA)
ISA positions in the form of course graders, lab assistants, tutors, etc. are typically not available to students in their first semester of graduate study. The Department offers a limited number of ISA positions for students who have taken at least some MSAE courses and proved themselves knowledgeable in the subject area of these courses. Please keep in mind that it is the course instructors who select ISAs to support their courses, not the AE Department. Students interested in an ISA position must contact directly the individual faculty members who teach in the subject areas of interest.

Research Assistanships (RA)
The Department does not offer research assistanships. These positions are offered directly by faculty members who have financial support for their research. Students interested in an RA position must contact directly the individual faculty members who specialize in the particular subject area of interest.