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San Diego State University

Financial Aid and Scholarships

How We Disburse Scholarship Funds

How funds will be disbursed

Unless you specify otherwise in your cover letter, scholarships greater than $500 will be split evenly between the fall and spring semesters.

Scholarships of $500 or less will be disbursed in one amount for the semester you specify.

SDSU Student Account Services will use the funds to pay registration fees or on-campus housing costs and release any balance to the student.

Student Account Services will deposit funds in the student’s designated bank account.

When funds will be disbursed

When the student is enrolled and has met all requirements as stipulated in your cover letter, the scholarship funds will be released.

Disbursement of financial aid — including scholarships — begins approximately 1 week before the first day of classes.