Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Our Mission

To provide financial assistance to students and families in support of reaching their academic goals.

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships 

We are here to assist you with obtaining the finances you need to complete the degree you set out to achieve. We trust this website will provide you with the information necessary to navigate through the financial aid process. What you put into your educational experience is what you will get out of it. Together, let’s take the time to invest in your future! Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about any information listed. Remember, you are our reason for being here!

If You Are Enrolled in Fewer Than 12 units: Fall

If you are a current student enrolled in fewer than 12 units for Fall 2019, your award may be affected! Our office will begin manually adjusting and disbursing Pell Grants for students enrolled in the Summer based on your total units on September 19, 2019. To see how your award may be affected visit our Enrollment Requirements.

It's Not Too Late to Apply for Financial Aid 

A financial aid application has to be on file for students to be awarded loans, scholarships and grants. Completing the application is free, quick, and easy! Priority awards will be granted to students who applied prior to the March 2 deadline, but financial aid is still an option.

SF Financial Hold 

For students who still owe a balance, the Student Accounting and Cashiering Office has placed an SF Financial hold for non-payment. This hold will prevent you from registering for Spring semester classes until the amount owed has been paid off. Below is financial aid’s role in regards to this hold and your responsibility as a student. 

  1. If your financial aid has already disbursed in full, or you are not a financial aid recipient, you are responsible for paying this balance to avoid delays in registering for Spring semester.
  2. If your pending financial aid has disbursed prior to your Spring semester registration date, and it is not enough to cover the balance you owe, you are responsible for paying the balance before you can register for Spring semester.
  3. If your financial aid has not disbursed but is posted to your account, or all items from your to-do list were submitted prior to the June 21 submission deadline and you are waiting for an award to post, you should follow up with our office 3-5 days prior to your registration date to get the status of your award.