Money Matters: Disbursement of Financial Aid and Scholarship Funds
To be considered for summer financial aid, you must:
Financial aid funds for attending summer session depend on your eligibility and available funding. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will help you to maximize your aid eligibility for attending summer session.
Log in to AidLink from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships Web site to review your options and the action you need to take to become eligible for a summer registration fee deferment. Once in AidLink, select the summer tab and follow the instructions.
If eligible, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will electronically notify SDSU’s Office of the Registrar and University Cashiers Office that you are eligible to postpone the payment of your registration fees until your financial aid is disbursed mid-July.
Beginning in late May, and after you have enrolled in summer session, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will review your eligibility and notify you of your summer session financial aid eligibility.
If you use the financial aid fee deferment and do not receive summer financial aid for any reason, YOU must pay your summer registration fees using your own funds.
Direct Deposit: Sign up for Direct Deposit and receive priority when disbursements are made. Disbursement for the summer session typically begins in July and continues throughout the summer as new awards are processed or changes to awards occur.
Note: As of the fall 2009 semester, direct deposit will be the only method available for financial aid disbursement.
Mail: if you do not sign up for Direct Deposit, any funds not used to pay university charges will be mailed beginning in July or as your financial aid funds become available. Checks are mailed to the address on file with the Office of the Registrar as indicated in your WebPortal account.
Disbursement Notification: The University Disbursements Office will send you an e-mail notice when we:
University Charges: San Diego State University policy is to apply financial aid and/or scholarship funds directly to charges for the semester's registration fees, residence hall charges, and other institutional expenses (including financial aid overpayments) before releasing funds to you.
Student Account Services Online: For online payment, billing and account services, log on to Student Account Services on the Student Financial Services Web site. View your "transaction history" to see how your funds were disbursed and applied toward your university charges.
Before funds can be disbursed, you must be enrolled at least half time and you must resolve any financial aid and cashier's holds affecting your aid.
Information on this Web site is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to ensure that information is current and accurate.