Did you know that the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office awarded over $250 million in 2017-2018?
The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office here at Fresno State is happy to help you navigate the financial aspects of your college career! Help us help you by checking your Fresno State e-mail and student portal regularly - it's primarily how we will get in touch with you regarding your financial aid. To stay in the know on the latest financial aid topics, like and follow our Facebook page below!
Opening Day: October 1, 2018 for the 2019-2020 Academic Year
Spring 2019 Disbursement Information
Disbursements for Spring 2019 will begin mid-January. Stay tuned for an official date!
Before disbursements for the spring semester can begin, we have to run the SAP process to ensure that you maintain your financial aid eligibility after the fall 2018 semester.
I did my financial aid application for 2019-2020, now what?
Awesome, nice work! We will begin loading the financial aid applications for 2019-2020 into our system by February 2019.
Keep an eye on your account in case any To Do items are needed! You'll want to submit them ASAP to ensure your aid is ready for the Fall 2019 semester!
Awarding for the 2019-2020 academic year will begin late-spring of 2019. Stay tuned for more information!
Understanding my financial aid awards
Financial Aid awards can be made up of any combination of Grants, Scholarships, Loans, and/or Work Study. Click HERE to see the breakdown.
Normally awards are broken down between the fall and spring semester, but there are instances when they can be for a single semester only. Summer is awarded separately. Log in to your Student Center and click "View Financial Aid" to see how your awards are broken down.
How to request documents from the IRS
It is sometimes necessary to submit transcripts of your federal tax information to the Financial Aid Office. To request these transcripts, simply go to the IRS.gov website and create an account! Check out our tutorial HERE.
We highly encourage you (and your parents) to request the IRS tax return transcripts for the necessary tax year, when you file your FAFSA for the upcoming year. That way, if we request them, you have them ready to go!
How do I get my financial aid?
Your financial aid is disbursed no earlier than 10 days prior to the start of classes. Depending on the awards, it will first pay what you owe the university for the semester, and if there is a remaining balance, a refund will be issued to you. Make sure to get your Bank Mobile account set up if you're expecting a refund!
We will begin running disbursements again mid-January 2019. At that time, disbursements will be happening twice a week. Later into the semester, disbursements will happen once a week. Follow us on social media to stay in the know on this change!
When are my fees due?
Fees are due on December 5th for Spring 2019 and the final fee payment deadline is February 14th, 2019.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP); What is it and why should I care?
If you aren't doing well in school, or you've taken more credits than are needed to graduate, you could lose financial aid eligibility. Click HERE to see what you need to do to remain eligible!
Should you find that you are not meeting the SAP criteria, you will be given a "warning" for the upcoming semester. This will give you the opportunity to get back in good standing with the SAP Policy. If you don't meet the SAP requirements after this warning semester, you'll be ineligible for federal aid. An appeal process is available should this occur! Please contact our office for more information or see our SAP policy!
Fresno State Quick Contacts
Accounting and Cashier's Services
Contact Accounting and Cashier's Services at (559)278-2876 or visit their website here.
Registration and Records
Contact the Office of the Registrar at (559)278-4743 or visit their website here.
Contact Admissions at (559)278-2261 or visit their website here.
Contact Academic Advising at (559)278-1787 or visit their website here.