Financial Aid

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Making a world-class education possible

We meet the full demonstrated need, without loans, for every admitted undergrad who qualifies for financial assistance.


Thanksgiving holiday office closure

The Offices of Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid will close at 2 p.m. (PST) on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 and will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 28, 2022.

Applying for Aid

Application requirements, forms and deadlines. Note: We cannot confirm receipt of financial aid application requirements for admission applicants until after admission decisions have been released.

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students

In the Spotlight

Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Loan Debt Relief

Under the Biden Loan Forgiveness program, borrowers of federal student loans could apply to have up to $10,000 in debt discharged. Those who received Pell Grants could qualify to have up to $20,000 discharged. However, this program is currently on hold due to court orders. Be sure to avoid debt-relief scams.

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Finances for Students

This Canvas course was developed by FAO with current students to give new students an additional resource to understand how to manage their financial aid. Modules include Understanding Your Financial Aid Notification, How It All Works, What Happens Once You’re Here, Important Policies, Special Circumstances and Resources. (Available to current students only, requires SUNet ID.)

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Meet Cardy the Tree

Using our chatbot makes finding answers to your financial aid questions as easy as one, two, "tree"!