Things 2 Know @ FAO


Financial Aid and Shelter-In-Place (COVID-19)

The Financial Aid Office is operational with limitations listed below. Refer to the SSU Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information webpage for campus details.

  • Financial Aid staff will not be available in-person. The Seawolf Service Center staff checks the finaid@sonoma.edu email frequently throughout the workday for general financial aid questions. If you need to reach a particular team member directly, please email that person via our Contact Us or Cómo Comunicarse webpages.
  • The Seawolf Service Center lobby will have limited staff available in-person and by phone Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. There may be delays in processing and response times. Please do the best you can as well. Stay on top of your To Do List Notifications and To Do List items in MySSU.


2021-2022 Financial Aid Applications Open NowKeep Calm and Apply Now

If you are a US citizen or eligible non-citizen, file your 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at FAFSA.gov to apply for federal, state, and CSU programs.

If you are not eligible for federal financial aid, file your 2021-2022 California Dream Application at CA Dream Act to apply for state and CSU programs.

Whatever you do, don’t miss the March 2, 2021 priority filing deadline. More information on deadlines and the financial aid application process are available on our Deadlines page.

Added 10/01/2020

Direct Loan Resources

If you intend to take out Direct Loans in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 to fund your education we have provided resources for you below on how to accept the loan(s) and complete loan processes.

Added 06/25/2020

Avoid FAFSA Scams

Filing the FAFSA is FREE. There are companies that may solicit payment from you to file the FAFSA on your behalf, but in most cases this is a waste of your money. If you are asked to give a credit card number or make any kind of payment to complete or file the FAFSA, beware. More information on filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid can be found in our How to Apply section of our website.

Added 12/07/2015

WebGrants4Students Link for California Residents and AB540 Students

WebGrants4Students Logo. Clicking the image will take you to the WebGrants4Students portal.WebGrants4Students is your portal for Cal Grant, Chafee and Middle Class Scholarship awards. The California Student Aid Commission contacts students via email so it is critical that you keep this information current on your WGS account. California residents and AB540 students are potentially eligible for these programs.

Added 11/14/2014