Using MySSU

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Student Applicant Center or Student Center

Students admitted to Sonoma State University who are applying for financial aid must use MySSU to view your documentation requirements, called your To Do List. You will also use MySSU to view your financial aid awards once they are available. Most new admits will use the Student Applicant Center or Self Service links in MySSU. After you’ve been admitted, paid your Enrollment Reservation Deposit (ERD), and been granted full student access to registration, MySSU will take you to your Student Center instead. Whichever path you are given, the information provided in MySSU is the same.

What is MySSU?

MySSU provides the information you need regarding your:

  • To Do List of documentation requirements for financial aid, admissions, etc.
  • Admission application status
  • Financial aid awards if you are admitted to SSU
  • Ability to update your personal contact information

Please note that there may be a processing period before you can set up your access to MySSU. For Fall applicants, your email reply from Admissions should explain the processing period. For Spring applicants, there may be a two week delay between the date you submit your admission application and the date you are able to access MySSU.

How Do I Know When to Check MySSU for Information?

The Financial Aid Office sends email to you when there is information to view regarding your financial aid To Do List or financial aid awards. Until you receive a Seawolf Email address, our email will be sent to your personal email address on file with SSU. When no personal email address has been provided or personal email is undeliverable, we send a letter to the address SSU has on file for you.

If you are admitted and become eligible to register for classes, you will receive a Seawolf Email account, which will become the only email address we use to contact you from that point forward. For continuing SSU students, the Financial Aid Office exclusively uses the Seawolf Email account for official communications. Please visit our Using Seawolf Email page for further information.

Please make sure to check MySSU regularly for the current status of your documents and required due dates. When your financial aid awards are available, you will view them here.

Viewing Your To Do List

Once you are logged in, you will either see Student Applicant Center, or your Student Center link.

Using the Student Applicant Center to View Your To Do List

  1. Click on "To Do List" link.
  2. Click on each "Financial Aid" item for detailed information on completing it.

Using your Student Center to View Your To Do List

  1. Click on the Student Center link.
  2. The To Do List appears near the top of the right-hand column.
  3. If any To Do List items are listed, click on the "details" link.
  4. Click on each "Financial Aid" item for detailed information on completing it.

Viewing Financial Aid Information and Updating Your Personal Contact Information

Using the Student Applicant Center to View Your Financial Aid Information or to Update Your Personal Contact Information

  1. To view your financial aid information, click the "View Financial Aid" link. Follow the directions on the pages as they appear.
  2. To update your personal contact information,use the menu bar at the top left to click on "Main Menu," then "Self Service," then "Campus Personal Information," and finally click on the appropriate contact information link for the information that you want to update. Follow the directions on the pages as they appear.

Using Your Student Center to View Your Financial Aid Information or Update Your Personal Contact Information

  1. To view your financial aid information, click on "View Financial Aid" in the "Finances" section near the middle of the page. Follow the directions on the pages as they appear.
  2. To update your personal contact information, click on one of the links in the "Contact Information" box in the "Personal Information" section near the bottom of the page. Follow the directions on the pages as they appear.