Campus Closure 

Due to the County of Santa Clara shelter in place order, the Student Services Center is closed but the services provided by Financial Aid and Scholarship Office are available online.

Our office will be closed the following day/times:

November 13 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

November 26 and November 27

 

How to Reach Us: 

  • Email: fao@sjsu.edu
  • Live Chat: Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed weekends and holidays.
  • Phones:  408-283-7500, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Virtual Appointment: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

How to submit documents:

Submit documents to the Financial Aid Office by:

  • using the link provided on your To Do list
  • leaving them in the drop off box located outside of the Student Services Center (the corner of 9th Street and San Fernando Street)
  • or mailing them to:
    Financial Aid and Scholarship Office
    San Jose State University
    One Washington Square
    San Jose, CA95192-0036

CARES ACT

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by the U.S. government in March to allocate financial support through several areas. As part of the CARES Act, the Department of Education created the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). SJSU is a beneficiary of $14.4 million in funding from HEERF to give payments to students to help with expenses related to the COVID-19 emergency. Students may have experienced loss of employment or other financial support due to the COVID-19 emergency. These aid payments are intended to help with expenses incurred as a result of the emergency, including housing, food, course materials, technology, healthcare, or childcare.

For additional information go to SJSU Cares

Cares Act Reporting

Information about the university’s use of the HEERF grant, as required by the Department of Education, is available below.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by the U.S. government in March to allocate financial support through several areas. As part of the CARES Act, the Department of Education created the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). SJSU is a beneficiary of $20.8 million in funding from HEERF to give payments to students to help with expenses related to the COVID-19 emergency.

Students may have experienced loss of employment or other financial support due to the COVID-19 emergency. These aid payments are intended to help with expenses incurred as a result of the emergency, including housing, food, course materials, technology, healthcare, or childcare.

 


 

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. 

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022, application requires 2019 income information. 

Helpful tips: 

New applicants, Create 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 in MySJSU.

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?

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