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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Concurrent Enrollment: Financial Aid

If you are unable to register for the classes you need at SDSU, you may find them at a community college or through the SDSU College of Extended Studies and have the units count toward your financial aid eligibility at SDSU.

  • Other universities' extension courses cannot be considered.
  • San Diego Mesa College and Palomar College do not participate in this process with SDSU.

For concurrent enrollment classes to be eligible for at least some financial aid programs at SDSU:

  • You must be enrolled at least half time (6 units as an undergraduate or teaching credential student; 5 units as a graduate) through regular SDSU enrollment
  • You have not transferred the maximum of 70 units from a community college
  • You have not transferred the maximum of 24 units of Special Session Extension coursework
  • The course(s) you take must be transferable towards your SDSU degree
  • You must be making satisfactory academic progress towards your degree at SDSU
  • You submitted a Concurrent Enrollment Agreement to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, and it was approved
  • You request that your completed units be transferred at the end of each semester to ensure that you are making satisfactory academic progress and remain eligible to continue receiving aid

Aid programs that may be reduced or canceled

  • State University Grant (SUG) and Cal Grant fee assistance programs are specifically designated to pay a portion of California State University fees. If all of your enrolled units are through another college or through the SDSU College of Extended Studies, your SUG or Cal Grant fee assistance will be canceled. The SUG or Cal Grant amount is reduced if you pay California State University fees for up to 6 units.
  • A Cal-Vet Fee Waiver cannot be used for extended studies fee payment. Vocational rehabilitation, employee or dependent fee waivers, and some veteran benefits may also be affected if some or all of your enrolled units are through another college or through the SDSU College of Extended Studies. Check with the SDSU College of Extended Studies Registrar's Office, the SDSU Veterans Center, or a representative of your state benefit agency.

Concurrent Enrollment Agreements

Concurrent Enrollment Agreements are processed after census. Your financial aid will not be adjusted to take into account your community college or SDSU College of Extended Studies units until after the census date has passed.