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San Diego State University

Financial Aid and Scholarships

When to Apply for SDSU Scholarships

When is the earliest I can I apply for an SDSU scholarship?

You can apply for an SDSU scholarship once you have your Red ID (your student identification number). You receive a Red ID number within 5 days after you complete your application for admission.  Important: You must be admitted and enrolled to receive the scholarship funds.

Application cycles and deadlines

A new scholarship cycle for the 2019-20 academic year will begin accepting applications in August through the Scholarship Search tool. You may apply at any time during the application period, as long as your application is received by the scholarship application due date.

 SDSU Scholarship Application Deadlines
Application cycle
 Application deadlines
Award period
 August to October

 3 pm, Pacific Time
Friday, October 11, 2019 

 Academic year:
2019-20 

Deadlines

Please note that deadline dates are strictly enforced, so be sure to read each scholarship's requirements carefully to determine the application deadline for that particular scholarship.

Search early, search often

New scholarship opportunities with unique deadlines are posted throughout the year and sometimes deadlines are extended, so Search Early, and Search Often.

Late and incomplete submissions

All required application materials must be submitted by the deadline. Late and incomplete submissions will not be accepted.  If your application is incomplete, you will be able to view the action you need to take to complete it before the deadline by checking your award status on AidLink.

Need help?

Counselors are available to help you during business hours. Call (619) 594-6323.