About Policies & Requirements
Rights & Responsibility
As a student receiving financial aid at Sacramento State, it is your responsibility to understand and comply with the rules governing the aid you receive. Below is a listing of certain rights to which you are entitled, and certain obligations for which you are responsible as an aid recipient at Sacramento State.
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Disbursement & Refund of Aid
The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office offers awards based on full-time enrollment. However, disbursement of funds is based on the number of units you are enrolled in at the time of disbursement.
Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 units and graduate students must be enrolled in at least 4 units.
Disbursements of funds begin one week before the start of the semester, will disburse twice a week through Census and continue weekly thereafter. All disbursed amount will apply to your university charges first.
Note: Spring 2021 disbursement begins the week of January 18
After all institutional charges owed to the University (tuition fees, housing, campus fees, etc.) are deducted from your financial aid disbursement, the remaining funds (if any) will be sent to you via eRefund or paper check.
Repeating or Withdrawing
Repeating a Course
Federal Aid may be awarded to a student once for a previously passed course (i.e., one per class). Passing grades are: “A”, “B”, “C”, “D” and all associated with "+" or "-" as well as a grade of “CR” (Credit). If you receive a passing grade, then enroll in the class a third time, those units will not be eligible for financial aid.
Withdrawing from a Course
Withdrawing from courses after the first day of instruction may cause students to incur partial fees and/or to repay certain types of financial aid. Prorated fees are charged from the first day of the semester until the day of the drop — through 60% of the semester — regardless of when the student enrolled, or when the course began. The deadline to drop from full-time to half-time (to be charged only half-time fees) is the end of the second week of instruction.
Connect with the Student Service Center
Student Service Center
Lassen Hall, Room 1000
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Counseling: 9am – 3pm