Things to Know

New and Continuing students may qualify for a 2023/24 Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) if you submitted your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) by March 2, 2023 and your income and assets are below the ceilings as determined by the California Student Aid Commission's (CSAC) website.  MCS amounts are unknown at this time, further determination will be made after August 2023.

Post date: May 22, 2023

Summer 2023 financial aid processing has begun. Details on how to apply for summer aid are found on our Summer Financial Aid page.

Post date: March 6, 2023

Will you be enrolled as a student in 2023-2024?  If so, complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)!

If you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, file your 2023-2024 FAFSA at to apply for federal, state, and CSU programs.

If you are not eligible for federal financial aid, file your 2023-2024 California Dream Application at CA Dream Act to apply for state and CSU programs.

Whatever you do, don’t miss the March 2, 2023 priority filing deadline. More information on deadlines and the financial aid application process are available on our Deadlines page.

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Post date: January 31, 2023

If you submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or CA Dream Act Application (CADAA) for the 2023-2024 academic year, you should receive an acknowledgement or To Do List email from our office beginning December 2022.

You may have To Do List items to complete before your 2023-2024 financial aid file can be reviewed. If so, you will receive an email notification from our office. Please submit items as soon as possible. Students will be able to complete the majority of forms and upload required documents through MyFA Forms. We expect to begin reviewing complete files starting in January in preparation for 2023-2024 financial aid award offers.

New Students

Newly admitted students without eligibility issues can expect a 2023-2024 award offer to be viewable in MySSU starting March 2023. If you receive a preliminary award offer make sure all of your To Do List items are complete in order to receive an official award offer notification. Students who still have a preliminary award as of June 1st will have their financial aid offer canceled. After June 1st financial aid will be awarded once To Do List items have been submitted and reviewed.

Continuing Students (including Extended Education)

Award offers for the upcoming academic year will be sent out toward the beginning of May 2023 after all tasks have been completed and reviewed in MyFA Forms, and all To Do List items have disappeared from MySSU.

Post date: January 18, 2023

Details regarding recent student loan forgiveness is located at on The Biden-Harris Administration's Student Debt Relief Plan Explained webpage.

Post date: September 16, 2022

Filing the FAFSA is FREE. There are companies that may solicit payment from you to file the FAFSA on your behalf, but in most cases this is a waste of your money. If you are asked to give a credit card number or make any kind of payment to complete or file the FAFSA, beware. More information on filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid can be found in our How to Apply section of our website.

Post date: December 7, 2015

WebGrants4Students is your portal for Cal Grant, Chafee and Middle Class Scholarship awards. The California Student Aid Commission contacts students via email so it is critical that you keep this information current on your WGS account. California residents and AB540 students are potentially eligible for these programs.

WebGrants4Students Login webpage

Post date: November 14, 2014