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Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to apply for financial aid to help cover the cost of attending SJSU. The application period begins Saturday, October 1, 2016. Apply by the Thursday, March 2, 2017 priority filing deadline for Fall 2017. Applications are still accepted after March 2; however, funding for many programs is limited so you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Students who apply for financial aid through the FAFSA will view a personalized Student Aid Report online. Print this report for your records. The Financial Aid Office will post requests on your MySJSU account for the documents required to complete your file in order to determine your financial aid eligibility. It takes about two weeks to respond to your initial application and three to four months to complete the entire process. The FAFSA form asks for SJSU's six-digit code, which is 001155. The form is available at fafsa.ed.gov

To learn more, visit sjsu.edu/faso

California Dream Act Application

Eligible AB 540 students (including students with undocumented immigrant status) may qualify for the state grant programs that make up the California Dream Act of 2011. The Dream Act is the result of two bills, Assembly Bill 130 (AB 130) and Assembly Bill 131 (AB 131). Together, these bills allow undocumented and documented students who meet certain provisions of AB 540 law to apply for and receive private scholarships funneled through public universities (AB 130), state-administered financial aid, university grants, and community college fee waivers (AB 131).

The California Dream Application form asks for SJSU's six-digit code, which is 001155. Complete the California Dream Act application by the Thursday, March 2, 2017 priority deadline at caldreamact.org