Fiscal Affairs

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Fee Information

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.

 

Payment Methods

 

Cash

Pay in person with cash at the Bursar's Office at Administration 155 or the Student Services Building 103, and obtain a receipt for your permanent records.

Please note:

Do not deposit cash in the drop boxes or send cash in the mail.

After the first day of the semester, only certified funds are accepted if paying your tuition and fees for the first time.

REMEMBER: If you have not paid your fees in full, you cannot enroll during the Registration Period.

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Personal Check*

Make personal check, cashier's check, or money order payable to SF State.  Include your name and SF State ID number on the face of the check and specify what the payment is for. Please note, beginning in Spring 2011, all check payments will be processed electronically to the University's bank and will clear the same day. If your check payment for registration and fees is returned by the bank for any reason, your registration may be cancelled and you will be assessed a $20 dishonored check fee along with applicable $20 late fee.

Only certified funds are accepted if you are paying your tuition and fees for the first time on or after the first day of the semester.

*See Returned Check Policy.

 

Tuition and Fee Payments sent by Mail:

  • Tuition and fee payments received by mail will appear or show on your Financial Statement at MySFSU once processed by the Bursar’s Office.

  • To take advantage of your Early and/or Final Priority Registration, tuition and fee payments must be received at the Bursar’s Office and posted to your account at least 1-2 business days prior to your registration date. It is suggested that students verify that payment has been received and posted to their account by viewing their Financial Statement online at MySFSU.

  • If there are any discrepancies or concerns regarding your payment, please contact the Bursar’s Office at 415-338-1281, by email at bursar@sfsu.edu, or in person at the Administration Building 155 or Student Service Building 103.

Please take into consideration delivery and processing time when mailing your payment. The Bursar’s Office is not responsible for any delayed or misdirected mail by the U. S. Postal Service or Campus Mail Services.

REMEMBER: If you have not paid your fees in full, you cannot enroll during the Registration Period.

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Certified Funds*

Certified funds, such as cashier's check or money order must be made payable to SF State.  Include your name and SF State ID number on the face of the check. If your check payment for registration and fees is returned by the bank for any reason, your registration may be cancelled and you will be assessed a $20 dishonored check fee along with applicable $20 late fee.

Please note:

All check payments will be processed electronically to the University's bank and will clear the same day.

After the first day of the semester, only certified funds are accepted if paying your tuition and fees for the first time.

Only certified funds or cash will be accepted for all Financial Aid repayments.

*See Returned Check Policy.


Tuition and Fee Payments sent by Mail:

(Please take into consideration delivery and processing time when mailing your payment. The Bursar’s Office is not responsible for any delayed or misdirected mail by the U. S. Postal Service or Campus Mail Services.)

  • Tuition and fee payments received by mail will appear or show on your Financial Statement at MySFSU once processed by the Bursar’s Office.

  • To take advantage of your Early and/or Final Priority Registration, tuition and fee payments must be received at the Bursar’s Office and posted to your account at least 1-2 business days prior to your registration date.  It is suggested that students verify that payment has been received, and posted to their account by viewing their Financial Statement online at MySFSU.

  • If there are any discrepancies or concerns regarding your payment, please contact the Bursar’s Office at 415-338-1281, by email at bursar@sfsu.edu, or in person at the Administration Building 155 or Student Service Building 103.

REMEMBER: If you have not paid your fees in full, you cannot enroll during the Registration Period.

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Financial Aid Deferment

If the Office of Student Financial Aid notifies you that you have been awarded and you have accepted an offer of Financial Aid, excluding college work study, your tuition and fee payment will be postponed with a fee deferment. You may register for classes without paying tuition fees up front. Do not apply for the University's Installment Payment Agreement unless your aid has been cancelled. See Fee Payment Deadlines - Financial Aid Receiptant Fee Deadlines for more information. See Special Circumstances concerning the payment of your tuition fees.

REMEMBER: If you have not paid your fees in full, you cannot enroll during the Registration Period.

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Credit Card

Payments of tuition fee and miscellaneous charges can be made by credit card (MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) through the EBPP* (Electronic Bill Presentment Payment System).

To pay online with a credit card, go to the secure online payment page.

Payments can be made by credit card using the automated phone system and dialing the toll-free number 1-866-769-2105.

Please Note:

We do not accept VISA as a form of credit card payment. 

* EBPP is a product of Tier Technologies Inc. which is the agent contracted by the University for the electronic payment processing service. A convenience fee of 2.5% for credit card transactions or $0.50 for electronic check transactions will be added to the total payment amount, which is retained by the vendor.

REMEMBER: If you have not paid your fees in full, you cannot enroll during the Registration Period.

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Electronic Check (e-Check)

An e-Check or ACH is a one-time authorization to automatically debit your checking or savings account through the EBPP* (Electronic Bill Presentment Payment System). You will need to provide your checking/savings account number and the ABA (routing and transit) number, which is a unique series of numbers that identifies your financial institution. If your check payment for registration and fees is returned by the bank for any reason, your registration may be cancelled and you will be assessed a $20.00 dishonored check fee along with applicable $20 late fee.

To pay online with e-Check, go to the secure online payment page.

Payments can be made by e-check using the automated phone system by dialing the toll-free number 1-866-769-2105.

Please Note: If you input the checking/saving account number incorrectly, the transaction will be rejected/returned, and you will be charged a $20 dishonored check fee along with applicable $20 late fee. There are detailed instructions on how to locate your account and routing numbers on the online payment page. If your are unsure what your account number is, please verify your account/routing number format with yourf financial institution.

A confirmation number DOES NOT constitute a payment until the bank or financial institution credits the University.

Please review the rejected e-check policy Rejected e-Check Policy if you have any questions.

 

* EBPP is a product of Tier Technologies Inc. which is the agent contracted by the University for the electronic payment processing service. A convenience fee of 2.5% for credit card transactions or $0.50 for electronic check transactions will be added to the total payment amount, which is retained by the vendor.

REMEMBER: If you have not paid your fees in full, you cannot enroll during the Registration Period.

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Wire Transfer

Students may initiate a wire transfer to SF State for payment of tuition and fees. An additional $20 (non-refundable) wire service charge must be included with the payment for SF State to process the wire transfer.

The student's banking institution, in their home country, may need to use an intermediate bank to send funds to SF State. The intermediate bank may also charge a fee for processing the wire transfers, so the amount that SF State receives may be less than the amount the student initially intends to send to the University. SF State has no way of knowing when a banking institution will use an intermediate bank or how much they will charge for their services. SF State will notify the student by email if their payment is short.

The transfer amount is not to exceed $15,000 and can only be for the semester(s) that the campus is accepting payments for at the time. Failure to follow the Wire Transfer Policy may result in registration problems, late fees, or may prevent the student from obtaining University services.

For more details see, Wire Transfer Policy.

REMEMBER: If you have not paid your fees in full, you cannot enroll during the Registration Period.

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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