Types of Aid

Federal student aid includes grants, loans, and work-study. To be considered for federal student aid, students must complete the FAFSA. Dependent students are required to include parent information and to have a parent sign the FAFSA. The financial information provided on the FAFSA is used to help determine federal student aid eligibility.

7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA provides an online tutorial to completing the FAFSA. The SDSU Financial Aid Office is available to answer your FAFSA questions.

Although students may continue to complete the FAFSA throughout the school year, SDSU's priority date for submitting the FAFSA is March 15.  Students who complete the FAFSA on or before this date will be considered for all financial aid programs including those with limited funding.