Deadlines

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Important Deadlines

For each academic year, you must meet both application and file completion deadlines to receive financial aid at Sonoma State University (SSU).

SSU must receive valid results of the FAFSA or CA Dream Application before the last day of scheduled finals if you complete the Fall or Spring semester, or by your last day of attendance if you withdraw from SSU prior to completing the semester. If you complete the Fall semester and return in Spring, the Spring deadline applies. For Federal Pell Grant only, continuing students who take eligible courses at SSU during Summer may have this deadline extended to the last day of your summer courses. (This applies to the Summer that follows Fall/Spring of the academic year.)

SSU must receive all To Do List items necessary to establish your eligibility for financial aid one month prior to the last day of finals if you complete the Fall or Spring semester. If you withdraw from SSU prior to completing the semester, you must submit any outstanding items immediately upon withdrawal. If you complete the Fall semester and return in Spring, the Spring deadline applies. For Federal Pell Grant only, continuing students who take eligible courses at SSU during Summer may have this deadline extended to the last day of your summer courses. (This applies to the Summer that follows Fall/Spring of the academic year.)

Application Deadlines for the 2017-2018 School Year

November 30, 2016 — Sonoma State University Early Applicant Deadline

Students meeting this deadline will have first priority for campus based programs that have limited funding at SSU.

February 1, 2017 — Sonoma State University Scholarship Application Deadline

Please refer to the SSU Scholarship Office website for forms and information.

March 2, 2017 — Sonoma State University Priority Deadline

Students who apply between December 1 and March 2 will have second priority to funding at SSU. Those applying after this date will have a lower funding priority.

March 2, 2017 — California Student Aid Commission Cal Grant A and B and Middle Class Scholarship Deadline

New applicants must file their FAFSA or CA Dream Application and the CSAC GPA Verification form prior to March 2 to be considered for a Cal Grant A or B award for 2017-2018. Students should contact their school regarding electronic posting of the verification form. All applicants for the Middle Class Scholarship must file their FAFSA or Dream Application prior to March 2.

Mailed applications must be post-marked by March 2, and be sure to get a Certificate of Mailing as evidence the form was mailed on time. Continuing recipients of Cal Grant A and B need only renew their FAFSA each year and are encouraged to meet SSU’s Early Applicant Deadline.

Application Deadlines for the 2016-2017 School Year

If you have not yet completed the FAFSA for the 2016-17 school year, it is possible to do so as long as you are still enrolled at the time we receive the valid results from the processor. See Important Deadlines on this page for more information.