Application & Eligibility


The following required criteria, program capacity, and applicants’ demonstrated academic needs are considered when making program admission decisions.

  1. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  2. Enrolled undergraduate at Stanislaus State
  3. Demonstrated academic need for support
  4. One or more of the following must also apply:
  • Low income
  • First generation (neither parent has completed a BA/BS degree)
  • Documented disability  

How to apply

Interested students can complete and submit the SSS Application with required documents attached. Complete applications should be submitted in-person to SSS in the Mary Stuart Rogers Gateway Services Building, Suite 245.

The following documents must be included with the submitted application:

  • Signed copy of 1040 Tax Form or tax transcript for previous year.
    • If Dependent, parent’s taxes with you listed as a dependent
    • If Independent, your taxes and Student Aid Report for (used for verification of independent status for financial aid purposes)
    • If you or your parents were not required to file taxes, a Verification of Low Income Status and Student Aid Report from
  • W-9 Form (form is being used as certification of citizenship or permanent residency only)
  • Copy of Financial Aid Award from MyCSUStan Portal
    • Award Summary with all aid offered and accepted (under Finances, click View Financial Aid) 
    • Financial Aid Summary with budget, EFC, estimated need, total aid, and remaining need (from the Award Summary screen, click Financial Aid Summary) 
  • Proof of permanent residency if you are not a U.S. Citizen
    • If Naturalized, submit a copy of your Citizenship Certificate
    • If Permanent Resident, submit a copy of your Alien Registration Card (front and back)
  • If applicable, a copy of Certification of Disability
    • Verification can be through Stan State Disabled Resource Services or private physician