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Student Policies and Procedures


Policies and Procedures- Debts and Fees Owed

Should a student or former student fail to pay a fee or a debt owed to the institution, the institution may "withhold permission to register; to use facilities for which a fee is authorized to be charged; to receive services, materials, food, or merchandise; or any combination of the above from any person owing a debt" until the debt is paid (see Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Sections 42380 and 42381).


Prospective students who register for courses offered by the University are obligated to pay the fees associated with registration for those courses. Failure to cancel registration in any course for an academic semester/term prior to the first day of instruction gives rise to an obligation to pay student fees including any tuition for the reservation of space in the course.


The institution may withhold permission to register or to receive official transcripts of grades or other services offered by the institution from anyone owing fees or another debt to the institution. If a person believes he or she does not owe all or part of an asserted unpaid obligation, that person may contact the Bursar's Office. The Bursar's Office, or another office on campus to which the Bursar's Office may refer the person, will review all pertinent information provided by the person and available to the campus and advise the person of its conclusion with respect to the debt.


Students will be responsible for any legal costs incurred in collecting any unpaid tuition/fees and other miscellaneous University fees. Any amount owed may be reported to the Franchise Tax Board for tax offset and/or from any state lottery winnings.



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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: