Things 2 Know @ FAO
File Review Processing Timeline for Fall 2014 Verification
We have begun reviewing files for students newly admitted to SSU for Fall 2014 who submitted all of their To Do List items by 02/28/14. We have also begun reviewing files for some continuing students who submitted all of their To Do List items by 02/27/14. If you see the "Review in process" item in your To Do List, your verification documents will be reviewed within 15 business days. The review may result in additional To Do List items being assigned to you. If this happens, you will receive an email notification and you will see the items in your To Do List.
Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Financial Aid Award Offer Timeline
Students newly admitted to programs that are eligible for financial aid will begin receiving 2014-15 financial aid award offers in April. Continuing SSU students will begin receiving notification of their award offer in mid-June, after Spring 2014 grades have been posted.
Change to Spring 2014 Disbursement Calendar in April
The Student Financials system will be down for an upgrade from 04/15/14 to 04/21/14. For this reason, there will be no disbursement of financial aid on 04/14/14 or 04/21/14. There will be a disbursement on 04/23/14. Please see the Spring 2014 Disbursement Calendar for the full list of dates.
Middle Class Scholarship New for 2014-15
California recently enacted a new state financial aid program, called the Middle Class Scholarship (MCS), to give students from middle class families access to FREE financial assistance to help with college expenses. For 2014-15, the maximum award at SSU is expected to be $766.
Students with family incomes up to $150,000 may be eligible. MCS awards are intended to assist students who are not eligible for federal and state need-based grant programs like the Federal Pell Grant, the State University Grant, and the Cal Grant. Recipients of federal and state need-based grant programs will have their eligibility for MCS reduced.
To apply, file the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov by the March 2, 2014 deadline. AB540 students may also qualify and must file their Dream application at www.caldreamact.org by the March 2, 2014 deadline. Visit the California Student Aid Commission for more information.
Drop-in Counseling Hours for Spring 2014
Drop-in counseling is available from 10am-5pm Monday through Friday. In addition, during the first 4 weeks of Spring 2014 late drop-in counseling will be available on Wednesday nights from 5-7pm (01/15/2014, 01/22/2014, 01/29/2014, and 02/05/2014.)