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To apply for summer financial aid, first make sure you filed the FAFSA for the upcoming school year and the results have been sent to SDSU (code 003471). You must also complete the Summer Financial Aid Application return it to the Financial Aid Office. Summer financial aid applications can be completed through Docusign or students can be provided with paper form. The Summer 2024 financial aid form will be available in the Spring 2024 semester.
When a student receives federal loans in the summer, it is not an additional amount. The full amount the student is awarded for the year is split into three semesters (summer, fall and spring), instead of two (fall and spring). Summer of 2024 will be based on the 2024-2025 FAFSA. Please have the 2024-2025 FAFSA completed before turning in a summer aid application.
Important: If you change your Summer enrollment by withdrawing, dropping or failing all classes, your aid is subject to reduction or cancellation.
Eligibility for Summer Aid
Financial aid eligibility for summer classes is the same as the Fall and Spring semester requirements. A student must be:
Registered as at least a half-time student (six undergraduate credits or five graduate credits).
Enrolled in a degree program.
In good-standing with federal student aid programs.