Financial Aid & Scholarships

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For in-person guidance, visit the College of Education's Office for Student Success.

Financial Aid Resources

SDSU Financial Aid

To find out more information about your FAFSA as well as grants, loans, and work study opportunities, please visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

SDSU Scholarships

SDSU has over 850 scholarship opportunities to support students’ educational goals. 

Our application portal, “Aztec Scholarships,” allows students to apply for university scholarships via one application. This is facilitated through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. For more information and to apply, please visit the Aztec Scholarships website.

The general application in Aztec Scholarships is open from March 1, 2020, to August 15, 2020, for awards in the upcoming academic year (summer 2020, fall 2020, and spring 2021).

External Grants and Scholarships

All scholarships and grants listed in this section are facilitated by organizations outside SDSU. Please click on each individual opportunity to obtain information about the application process. 


The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who agree to serve as a highly-qualified full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Students in the following SDSU Preliminary Credential Programs are eligible to apply:
  • Multiple Subjects (both general education and bilingual)
  • Single Subject (both general education and bilingual) in English, Math, and Science
  • Special Education

San Diego Foundation Community Scholarship Program

In 2020, just over 1,000 students received $3.3 million in scholarships from funds that support the San Diego Foundation Community Scholarship Program. 

The San Diego Foundation's 2021-2022 Common Scholarship Application will open Wednesday, December 2nd.

There are also more than a dozen separate awards (coming soon for the 21-22 school year) that are administered by The San Diego Foundation but not included in the Common Scholarship Application.

Scholarships are available for: Graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, graduate, medical and professional school students and adult re-entry students who are attending community colleges, four-year universities, career/technical schools, teaching credential programs and graduate, medical or professional schools in the United States. For more information, please visit the links above as well as the San Diego Foundation website.


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Many organizations establish private scholarships designed specifically to encourage students to pursue programs leading to a career in teaching.

Examples include retired teacher associations and private educational foundations. These organizations will often put out a call for additional applications for their scholarships.

Facebook: In order to provide students with the most up-to-date notification of available scholarship opportunities, the Office for Student Success updates the College of Education's Facebook page to relay this information. Please "Like" the SDSU College of Education on Facebook to receive information regarding scholarship and aid opportunities throughout the year.