Loan Deadlines

Allow Sufficient Time to Complete the Loan Process

Loan Activation for 2014-15

You will be able to activate your student loan and request a parent loan after July 2, 2014

To ensure that your loan funds are available at the start of the fall semester, activate your loan(s) on AidLink and complete the Master Promissory Note by:

August 1, 2014 - recommended but not a deadline

Deadline Dates

The deadline dates that follow are the last possible dates you will be able to activate a loan on AidLink or request an increase to an existing loan for that semester or academic year.

These are also the last dates for a parent borrower to submit a Request for a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan.

Deadline Dates
Attending SDSU During—
Last Day to Complete the Loan Process
Summer 2014 (attending SDSU summer term at least half time)
August 6, 2014
(by 3 p.m. Pacific Time)
2014-15 Academic Year (fall and spring)
May 6, 2015
(by 3 p.m. Pacific Time)
Fall 2014 only (will not attend spring)
December 9 , 2014
(by 3 p.m. Pacific Time)
Spring 2015 only (did not attend fall)
May 6, 2015
(by 3 p.m. Pacific Time)

Loan process includes a Master Promissory Note

A completed Master Promissory Note (MPN) is part of the loan activation process and must be completed by the deadline. If you are a new Direct Loan borrower, you will be given directions for completing an MPN as you activate your loan through your AidLink record.

Provide Documents and Clear Holds

Before you will be able to activate or request a loan, you must provide the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships with documents that may be needed to verify your eligibility, receive an award notification, and/or clear a hold. Refer to How to Apply, Verify FAFSA Information, and Using AidLink.

Plan Ahead

Activate your loan before you need the funds. Funds must be disbursed before the end of final examinations during the semester of your award.

Know How Much You Owe

Know the amount you owe and when payments are due for on-campus food and housing, basic tuition and fees, and out-of-state tuition.

Academic year loan funds requested late in the fall semester or during the winter break will not be disbursed until the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships determines that:

  • your fall semester grades have been posted to your academic record,
  • you completed the required number of units to qualify for the funds awarded,
  • you enroll for the spring semester, and
  • spring classes begin.

Only one loan increase per semester

Request the full amount you will need for the entire academic year. If you decide not to borrow the full amount of subsidized and/or unsubsidized Federal Direct Student Loan, a request to increase an amount is limited to one per semester for each type of loan.