Bursar  {Fiscal Affairs}

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Passage of Proposition 30
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q1.  How much money will be refunded to me?

Applicable refunds will be based on student fee categories and unit load.  Refunds will first be used to offset any returns to financial aid funds (see Q6 and Q7) and/or outstanding obligation due the university (see Q6).    

Q2.  How will I receive the refund?

If you are currently a direct deposit participant, your refund will automatically be deposited to your bank account.  If not, you can sign up for direct deposit at: 
https://ids.sfsu.edu/fabsweb/students/. Direct deposit ensures your funds are sent in a secure, efficient and timely manner.  (Please note that it will require, at least, five (5) business days to complete the direct deposit setup.)

Otherwise, refund checks will be mailed to the address on file with the Office of the Registrar.  Validate your address at  https://gateway.sfsu.edu  to ensure current address information is on file.

  Q3. When will I receive my refund?

All applicable refunds will be processed no later than December 14, 2012.  

  Q4. Will I be charged a refund processing fee?

No. The applicable refunds will not be reduced by any processing fee.

  Q4.  Can I pick up my check in the Bursar’s Office?

No. Check refunds will all be mailed to the address on file with the Registrar’s Office.
(see Q2)
  Q5.  What if I have outstanding charges on my account?

Refunds will be applied to offset any outstanding obligation posted on the student’s account.

  Q6.   Will I receive a refund if my tuition charges were paid with a State University
Grant, Cal Grant A or B award?

No.  If you were awarded a State University Grant (SUG), Cal Grant A or Cal Grant B,
you will not receive a tuition refund.

  Q7:    Will my scholarship be reduced?

It depends on the type of scholarship you received. If your scholarship funds were designated for tuition only purposes then your scholarship will be reduced and you will not receive a refund.

  Q8. Will this affect Graduate Professional Fees?

Yes. Per Executive Order No. 1042, beginning in fall 2010, for each adjustment made by trustee action to the State University Fee for graduate students, an equal adjustment will be made to the graduate professional business Category I fee. For the post- election revised fee amounts, visit the CSU budget website.

  Q9. Will this affect Cal Teach Fees?

Yes. Cal Teach fees are tied to the credential fee rates and would mirror any changes in the state reported fees.  

  Q10. Will this affect Doctoral Program Fees?

No. The doctoral fees for Nursing, Physical Therapy and Education are not at all affected by the outcome of the election. Fees will remain the same as fall 2012.

  Q11. Can my parents obtain information about the status of my refund?

Due to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the University can only release student financial information with the student’s expressed written consent. The http://www.sfsu.edu/~admisrec/forms/regforms/srf.pdf form is available at the Registrar’s Office.

  Q12.  Can I use the refund to offset my spring 2013 charges?

No. All applicable refunds will be processed and issued.

  Q13. What can I do if my questions aren’t answered within these FAQ’s?

You may send an email to bursar@sfsu.edu and someone will respond to your inquiry within two (2) business days.


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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