Understanding Financial Aid

  • The CSU system does not offer Board of Governors (BOG) fee waivers
  • Submit FAFSA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to receive additional funding for college beginning October 1st thru March 2nd – school code 001150  
  • If you’ve previously applied for FAFSA:
    • You’ll be able to submit your FAFSA starting October 1st, rather than January 1st.
    • You’ll use earlier income and tax information. Click here for more information 
  • Fill out all forms on your Student Center after applying on fafsa.gov 
  • Understand and apply for the different types of Financial Aid - scholarships, grants, federal work study and loans
  • Submit documents before important deadlines
  • Take note of the total cost of attendance to attend Sac State - tuition, housing, food, etc.
  • For more information about Financial Aid, please visit their website at csus.edu/faid