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San Diego State University

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Initial Award Adjustments

Adjustments to your initial financial aid award:  Your first award notice is based on on the assumption that you will be enrolled full-time. Award amounts may be adjusted if you are enrolled less than full time or because of other changes. We'll notify you by email if there are any changes.

Adjustments to awards after census

Census is when the university verifies your actual enrollment about 1 week after add/drop.

Award amounts may be adjusted if census indicates you are enrolled less than full time.

  • If your award is adjusted, we will send you an email notice instructing you to log in to AidLink to review modifications made to your award.
  • Note:  You may receive several notices, because awards can be changed throughout the year, so log on to AidLink regularly.
  • Need help? Watch this short video:  "How to Use AidLink.”

Adjustment after initial award is made

Information received from other SDSU offices, from outside agencies — and from you — may change the amount of your award. Depending upon the changes, you may be eligible for less aid than was initially awarded.

We make every effort to adjust your award before your funds are issued to you. However if that's not the case, you may have to repay federal or state financial aid funds that exceed your revised eligibility.