Scholarship FAQ

We process three types of scholarships:

  • Institutional - The application is available online from mid-January to mid-March and are awarded for the preceding academic year
  • Departmental - Check with your major department major every semester for scholarship applications and deadlines
  • Community – There are several ways to look for community scholarships
    • Review the list of community scholarships the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office website
    • Check with Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) Office in the Student Union
    • Search online, check with local businesses, schools, and/or other organizations

Scholarships are typically disbursed at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters unless otherwise specified by the donor.  No disbursements will be made until we have received the funds from the donor.

Once funds have been received, scholarship awards will apply to tuition fees and other obligations you owe to the University. However, if your scholarship award(s) do not cover your tuition fees, you are responsible for the balance of tuition fees owed.

Checks should be made payable to "CSUS" and mailed to:

Sacramento State
Lassen Hall - Bursar's Office 1003
Attn: Scholarships 
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6052

Reminder: Make sure donor provides both your name and student ID on scholarship notification or memo. 

Bring your check to the Bursar's Office in the Lassen Hall, Room 1003. 

Yes. Bring your scholarship award letter or scholarship check to the Bursar's Office in Lassen Hall, Room 1003.  A scholarship fee deferment will be issued on your account.