Other Types of Financial Aid

Credential Students

Pell Grant:
This Federal grant was only available to undergraduate students, but has recently (two years now) been extended to credential students. For eligibility to be determined, credential students need to complete the FAFSA. It is recommended that you apply early in the year (Jan-Mar) for the following academic year so your eligibility can be determined for this grant while funds are available.

College of Education Scholarship Opportunities:
We award over $60,000 in scholarships per semester ranging from $500 to $3000 for students in the Graduate College of Education.

Deadline for Fall Semester: 2nd week in March
Deadline for Spring Semester: 3rd week in October

Other On-Campus Scholarship Opportunities

There are other scholarships that you may qualify for and are worth checking out.

Graduate Equity Fellowship:
Apply in Spring (Jan-Apr) for Fall awards

Graduate Fellowship:
Apply in Spring (Jan-Apr) for Fall awards

Alumni Scholarships:
Apply in Spring (Feb 1 - Apr 1) for Fall awards.

University Wide Scholarships:

Application dates vary

Off-Campus Financial Aid Opportunities

If you have the time and need the money, visit the following sites for additional scholarship/loan information

SFSU Teacher Credential Candidates Loan Opportunity:

Financial Aid for Hispanic Students:

Scholarship Opportunity for Hispanic Students:

Free online Scholarship search engines: