Financial Aid in Three Easy Steps!

To receive financial aid, you must complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.govand list California State University, Sacramento (federal school code 001150).
Apply before MARCH 2nd each year for the most money
At least TWO MONTHS BEFORE school starts to get ANY money
When you receive your admissions notification you will also receive your Sac State ID number and instructions on how to create your My Sac State account. Create your My Sac State account right away, and check your My Sac State e-mails and messages weekly. If we need something, that’s how we’ll tell you what we need and how to submit it. Log on by visiting . Again, My Sac State is our main communication channel with you—so don’t expect any letters or phone calls
Once your file is complete, you will get an “award notification” that explains what financial aid is coming your way. You'll get an e-mail on your My Sac State. You must accept or decline your financial aid awards on your My Sac State in order to get your money.

Remember Newton's third law of motion:

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction

Every time you do something with financial aid, something should happen via your My Sac State. If you don't see anything within a few weeks of taking an action, , please be sure to call us at (916) 278-6554
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