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Application Central

Application Central

Application Central is your one-stop place to begin your application process and follow up on the status of your applications for admissions, financial aid, and housing.



Prospective students can easily apply online for admission to San Francisco State, through the California State University www.csumentor.edu.

Financial Aid

You can easily apply online for student financial aid. This link takes you to the U.S. Department of Education's online FAFSA ("Free Application for Student Financial Aid") Web site. For more information, go to Financial Aid, call (415) 338-7000, or e-mail finaid@sfsu.edu. Financial aid is not available to international students.


Check out SF State's on-campus housing options and then apply online. For more information, go to Housing and Residential Life, call (415) 338-1067, or e-mail housing@sfsu.edu.

Check Application Status


Once you've submitted your application to San Francisco State, you should expect to hear from the University by mail within three weeks, if all supporting materials have been received. In the meantime, you can check your admissions status online for details about your application. This service provides information about materials you may still need to submit to make your application complete, such as transcripts or test results, for example.

Financial aid

Prospective students can check their financial aid application status by using SF State's Financial Aid Voice Response System (FAVORS), which provides an automated telephone service for students which can be accessed seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Call (415) 338-7000 for access.


Students are encouraged to apply for University housing as early as possible. For more information, call (415) 338-1067, or e-mail housing@sfsu.edu.

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