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San José State University's Financial Aid and Scholarship Office provides assistance to students in securing federal, state and university financial aid to achieve their educational pursuits. Each year, SJSU awards and administers more than $425 million in financial aid to eligible students. Students receive aid in the form of scholarships, grants, work study and loans - funds that help them focus on their education and complete their degree.

HOLIDAY CLOSURE:  May 25                       [School Code: 001155]

 

Campus Closure 

San Jose State University’s primary commitment is to the safety, health and wellbeing of all campus community members, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Given the uncertainty of COVID-19, our physical office will be CLOSED until May 4, however the staff is working remotely and still available to assist you. We encourage you to contact us by email, fao@sjsu.edu or leave a message at 408.924.6092,  so that we can continue to support you during this time. 

Coronavirus and Forbearance Loan Information

The Department of Education is reducing interest rates to 0% and suspending payments on all Federal Direct Stafford Loans. All students are qualifying for this automatically and it takes effect starting back on March 13 and staying in this status until September 30, 2020. Loans include:

  • Parent PLUS,
  • Grad PLUS,
  • Subsidized, and Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford loans.  
  • Does not include Perkins, Private, or any older FFEL type loans

View, Who's My Loan Servicer? located on studentaid.gov.  Refer to the above link for a detailed FAQ on more specific cases.

 


 

FAFSA and the CA Dream Act 

Application process begins every year on October 1. The priority filing deadline is March 2.

Fall 2020 - spring 2021, application requires 2018 income information. 

 

Workshops

Financial Literacy, CalFresh, Scholarships 

Helpful tips: 

New applicantsCreate a FSA ID (FAFSA) or UserID(Dream Act)

 

What happens after submitting my application? 

Students will receive an acknowledgement letter (a message sent to their MySJSU) from Financial Aid and Scholarship Office containing instructions and deadline dates to submit documents. ONLY THOSE STUDENTS SELECTED FOR VERIFICATION WILL HAVE ITEMS FROM FINANCIAL AID POSTED IN THEIR TO-DO LIST

April 24, 2020 - PRIORITY FILE completion date

If you have been selected for verification, your award is based on the completion of your To-Do list in a timely manner. To be considered for maximum funding ALL requested financial aid documents must be completed by 4:30pm on the file complete date. We will accept and process verification documents after the priority deadline, however you may NOT be considered for maximum funding.  

Tuition Fee Deferral

What is a tuition fee deferral? How long does the tuition fee deferral last? How do I know if I have a tuition fee deferral? Does the tuition fee deferral apply to my housing fees?

Student Information Update Form

Enrolled less than full-time (12 units)? Changes in graduation date? Complete a Student Information Update Form.  

Important Announcements & Deadline Dates

Awarding and To-Do List Items (verification); Enrollment Requirements; Deadline to accept loans; Satisfactory Academic Progress & financial aid hold; Seven Steps to Financial Aid - an overview of the financial aid process 

WebGrants 4 Students 

Student portal for Cal Grant, Chafee and Middle Class Scholarship awards.