About Us

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Go Hornets!  

Welcome to Sacramento State’s Financial Aid and Scholarships Office!

Congratulations on your decision to pursue a college education.  Our Student Services staff is available to assist you with your financial aid as well as answer many of your general questions as you navigate the administrative side of your college experience.  We recognize that a college education is a large investment. Our Student Services Team makes every effort to assist you along the way.   

Our mission to our students is to help students and in many cases their families to search for, apply, receive and maintain eligibility for various types of financial aid. Financial aid education is offered through individual counseling, campus marketing activities and group presentations. Staff also undertakes research and resolution of individual student issues. The office strives to provide timely and accurate financial aid processing that is in full compliance with all federal, state and university regulations.

Please take a few moments to explore our site for a complete description of our financial aid programs, and processes.  Our experienced staff is available year round to assist you.   

We look forward to working with you and helping you “Redefine the Possible”!

Regards,
Anita Kermes
Director
Financial Aid and Scholarships Office
Sacramento State

Meet the Staff

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Student Services Counter
Advising is provided for the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, Admissions and Outreach, and the Office of the University Registrar.

Processing and Awarding
Administers most aid programs, processes financial aid documents and packages awards for financial aid applicants.  

Counseling
Provides drop-in counseling, reviews and processes special aid programs, including those listed in additional services.

The Systems Unit
Sustains the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office programs and services.

When Contacting Us

When emailing us, please allow up to 5 business days for a response.  Make sure that all your documents have your Sacramento State ID on each page.  You should check out Financial Aid TV where answers to your questions are available 24 hours a day through our video segments.  You can also refer to our website as a resource, check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or check your My Sac State messages to find your answer.

Office Hours

At the start of every semester, we extend office hours to accommodate returning students.   Office hours are generally extended during the first week of the semester (excludes winter and summer sessions).  Financial Aid and Scholarship services are available at the Student Services Counter in the Lassen Hall Lobby.

Rev. 8/20/2014