Bursar  {Fiscal Affairs}

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Student Policies and Procedures


Policies and Procedures- Wire Transfer Policy

The Bursar's Office will accept wire transfers as a payment method for regular University tuition and registration fees (this does not include orientation or other campus events).


1.     A student or their designated agent paying regular University tuition and registration fees through a wire transfer to San Francisco State will need to send the following information to the Bursar's Office by email (burswire@sfsu.edu) to receive University banking information:

  • Student's Full Name
  • San Francisco State Identification Number


2.     After verification of admission to the University, the student or their designated agent will receive by email the following information to initiate the wire transfers:

  • Name of bank
  • Bank street address
  • City where bank branch is located
  • Zip code
  • Bank account number
  • Bank routing number (domestic students only)
  • Bank account name
  • Bank SWIFT number (international students only)
  • Wire transfer amount is not to exceed $12,000


3.     All wire transfers must be in US dollars.


4.     Wire transfer amount is not to exceed $12,000 US dollars.


5.     Administrative fee of $20 must be included with the payment amount for each wire transfer.


6.     After completing the wire transfer the student or their designated agent must provide the Bursar’s Office by email (burswire@sfsu.edu) with the following information to ensure that payment is properly recorded to the student’s records:

  • Wire transfer date
  • Wire transfer amount (including $20 administrative fee)
  • Name of bank processing wire transfer
  • Reference number (provided by the bank processing wire transfer)
  • Country where wire was initiated (if applicable)
  • Student full name (first name, middle name, and last name)
  • SF State ID number
  • Name of person initiating wire transfer (such as parent or designated agent)
  • Semester (Fall or Spring) or Summer session and the number of units student will attempt to enroll in during the registration period


7. Failure to provide the Bursar’s Office with any of the required information will result in registration problems, late fees or prevent the student from obtaining University services.


8. Wire transfer payments resulting in an overpayment on a student’s account for tuition and registration fees will be refunded to the student by check.


This policy was updated on July 10, 2009.

*See Payment Methods- Wire Transfer.



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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: bursar@sfsu.edu