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Fee and Payment Information


Important Notice:

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum.  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 fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun.  All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees and/or the Campus.




Fall 2010 Important Dates

May 3, 2010 – May 14, 2010
Monday - Friday
Early Priority Registration for continuing students.
July 8, 2010
Fee payment deadline period. Fees must be paid by the fee payment deadline of July 8, 2010 (by 5:00pm) to be eligible to register for classes during Final Priority Registration period in January.
After July 8, 2010
An additional $20 administrative fee will be assessed on all late registration fee payments for continuing students.
July 26, 2010 - August 6, 2010
Monday - Friday
Priority Registration for new incoming students and Final Priority Registration for continuing students.
August 7, 2010
$25 late registration fee is applicable
August 8, 2010 - August 23, 2010
Sunday - Monday
Open Registration period (requires a $25 late fee unless admitted after the Priority Registration period).
August 23, 2010
  • Last day for 100% refund for students who drop all classes/withdraw from the University  (see Refund Guidelines).
  • Last day to pay fee increase without $20 administrative fee.
  • August 24, 2010
    First day of instruction.
    August 24, 2010 – October 29, 2010
    Tuesday - Friday
    Pro-rata refund for students who drop all classes/withdraw from the University (see Refund Guidelines).
    September 6, 2010
    Labor Day. No classes; all offices closed.
    September 7, 2010
  • Last day to drop classes without receiving a "W" grade.
  • Last day for partial refund of State University fee for students with 6.1+ units who drop to and maintain 6.0 units or less (see Refund Guidelines).
  • Last day for Pro-rata refund of Nonresident tuition for international and out-of-state students who drop units resulting in lower tuition (see Refund Guidelines).
  • Last day for Pro-rata refund of MBA/MSBA Professional Fee and MBA/MSBA Program Fee for MBA/MSBA students with 6.1+ units who drop units resulting in lower tuition (see Refund Guidelines).
  • September 10, 2010
  • Resident Installment - Second Payment Due.
  • Nonresident Installment - Second Payment Due.
  • September 9, 2010 - November 16, 2010
    Wednesday - Thursday
    Withdrawal from classes with "W" grades (see Registration Schedule).
    September 21, 2010
  • Last day to add classes without petition.
  • Last day to go on an Installment Plan
  • October 8, 2010
  • Resident Installment - Third Payment Due.
  • Nonresident Installment - Third Payment Due.
  • International Installment -Second Payment Due.
  • October 29, 2010
    Pro-rata refund deadline.
    November 5, 2010
    International Installment - Third Payment Due.
    November 11, 2010
    Veterans Day observed. No classes; all offices closed.
    November 17, 2010 - December 13, 2010
    Wednesday - Monday
    Withdrawal from class(es) or from the University is not permitted during this period except in cases of verified accident or serious illness. Go to the One Stop Student Services Center for further instructions (see Refund Guidelines).
    November 22, 2010 - November 26, 2010
    Monday - Saturday
    Thanksgiving recess. No classes; all offices closed on November 25, 2010 and November 26, 2010.
    December 3, 2010
    International Installment - Fourth Payment Due.
    December 14, 2010 - December 20, 2010
    Tuesday - Monday
    Final examinations.
    December 21, 2010 - January 23, 2011
    Tuesday - Sunday
    Winter recess. No classes.
    January 3, 2011
  • Grades due.
  • Semester ends.
  •     Important Notice: All University offices will be closed Thursday, December 23, 2010 at noon through Sunday, January 2, 2011.


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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