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Fee and Payment 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.


Spring 2012

Payment Methods- 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. Please note, all check payments will be processed electronically to the University's bank and will clear the same day.


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

*See Returned Check Policy.

Tuition and Registration Fee Payments sent by Mail:

  • Tuition and registration 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 registration 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, 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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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: