Financial Aid

Financial aid is funding that is intended to help students pay for tuition and fees, room and board (or living expenses, if commuting), transportation, books and supplies.

Financial aid does not always cover all expenses, so it is imperative to look for additional ways to pay for your education. When students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), they are applying for the federal, state and university grants and loans offered at SCSU. It is important to note that grant funding is limited and awarded based on financial need and availability of funds.


2019-2020 FAFSA Priority Dates

  • November 1, 2018 - for new incoming freshmen attending fall 2019 and spring 2020
  • March 15, 2019 - for returning and transfer students attending fall 2019 and spring 2020
  • November 1, 2019 - for students starting in spring 2020

Full-Time Status

Please notify our office if you will not be attending full-time (12.0 credits for undergraduate, 9.0 credits for graduate students) as all financial aid awards are based on full-time status.