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San Diego State University

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Loan Requests, Increases and Deadlines

Once you decide to borrow, request the full amount you will need for the entire academic year. Half of the amount you request will be disbursed during the fall semester and one half during the spring.

  • If you decide not to borrow your full amount of loan eligibility and later find that you need more money, a request to increase an amount is limited to one per semester for each type of loan. Learn about how to request an increase.

Allow sufficient time to complete the loan process

To ensure that your loan funds are available at the start of the fall semester, activate your loan(s) on AidLink and complete the Master Promissory Note by:

August 1, 2017 - recommended but not a deadline

Deadline dates

Request your loan (activate through your financial aid award on AidLink) or request an increase before the loan deadlines.

The deadline dates that follow are the last possible dates you will be able to activate a loan on AidLink or request an increase to an existing loan for that semester or academic year.

Deadline Dates
 Attending SDSU During: Last Day to Complete the Loan Process:
Summer 2017
(attending SDSU summer term at least half time)

 Federal Perkins Loan

June 26, 2017 

(by 3 p.m. Pacific Time) 

Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized) 

August 9, 2017

(by 3 p.m. Pacific Time)
 2017-18 Academic Year
(fall and spring)
 May 1, 2018
(by 3 p.m. Pacific Time)
Fall 2017 only (will not attend spring) December 14, 2017
(by 3 p.m. Pacific Time)
 Spring 2018 only (did not attend fall) May 1, 2018
(by 3 p.m. Pacific Time)