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FASO

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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:  September 7                   [School Code: 001155]

 

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.

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:        Monday to Friday
                    408-283-7500
                    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
 
Virtual Appointment: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
                                10:00 - 3:00
                                To get in line for a virtual appointment click here
                           
 

 

How to submit documents:

You can submit documents via the link provided on your To Do list, the drop off box located outside of the Student Services Center (the corner of 9th Street and San Fernando Street) or mail to:

                             Financial Aid and Scholarship Office
                             San Jose State University
                            One Washington Square
                            San Jose, CA  95192-0036
 

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 online.

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). CSULB 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. 

 

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

 

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.