Fiscal Affairs

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Student Payments

Tuition and Fee Payments are made through the Student Center:

Financial obligations are due when posted to the student account. Payment for obligations must be remitted in full by the posted deadline to avoid possible late payment fees, possible late registration fees, delayed re-registration, and possible enrollment cancellation (dropped from classes).

Summer 2015 payments will be accepted beginning April 6, the first day of priority registration.

To access your account, view your balances and any anticipated aid, enrol in Direct Deposit, etc..

  1. Log on to SF State Gateway
  2. Navigate to the Student Center
  3. In the center of the page in the “Finances” section, click on “Make a Payment”
  4. In the “Your Account” section, click on “Click here to make a payment”

    • eCheck payments are FREE
    • Credit/debit cards have a 2.75% service fee*)
    To set-up an authorized user or parent PIN, click on “Add New”

For Official Transcript Request and Payment – visit SF State Gateway Official Transcript Request


*A non-refundable service fee of 2.75% for each credit/debit card transaction will be added to the total payment amount. Service fees are retained by the vendor. The cardholder, student and/or parent, will see two transactions on their statement, one for the university payment transaction and one for the service fee. eCheck payments are free of any service fee.

Note: Credit/Debit card payments are not accepted in-person or over the phone at the Bursar's Office.


Important Notice on Tuition Fees

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum.  Tuition fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate.  Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial tuition fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed tuition fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun.  All CSU listed tuition fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees and/or the campus.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Bursar's Office is to provide professional and quality services to the students, faculty, staff, parents and the campus community. All services will be in compliance with California State University and SF State policies and procedures along with all state and federal regulatory requirements.



The Bursar’s Office (sometimes referred to as the Cashier’s Office) is responsible for accepting and processing tuition and fees along with other miscellaneous fee payments. In addition to fee collections, the Bursar’s Office manages student and third-party invoicing, installment payment plans, financial aid disbursements, and the collection of outstanding amounts due to the University. The Bursar’s Office also processes refunds as a result of overpayments, University withdrawals, unit reductions and status changes.


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Bursar's Office - San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Ave - Adm 155, San Francisco, CA 94132-4161

Phone: 1.415.338.1281 - Fax: 1.415.338.7787 - Email: