Bursar  {Fiscal Affairs}

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Financial Aid Disbursement Information

Summer 2013

Financial Aid Disbursement- Disbursement Procedures


Disbursement Schedule: Financial Aid check processing occurs during the first week of instruction. If unit requirements are fulfilled and there are no Financial Aid holds on record, Financial Aid recipients will receive their checks within ten (10) business days of the disbursement mailing. To view Financial Aid activity on-line, go to View Past Financial Aid Statements or to MySFSU and select “Go Financial Statement.”


Distribution: Financial Aid checks are mailed or electronically transferred into your bank account. It may take a minimum of five (5) business days for your funds to appear in your bank account from the date of disbursement. To sign up for Direct Deposit on-line go to Financial Aid Direct Deposit.


Adding Units: During the first two weeks of instruction, students can only add additional units with permit numbers issued by the instructors. When unit requirements are fulfilled, Financial Aid recipients will receive their checks within two weeks.


Late Disbursement: Students who are also entitled to receive Financial Aid from the previous semester may receive both awards combined in one check.


Check Disbursement Older Than 180 Days (6 Months): University Financial Aid checks are only negotiable for 180 days after the date of issuance. If you want the Financial Aid disbursement, you must cash the check within the 180 days period. If not, the Financial Aid disbursement will be cancelled as unused aid and returned to the funding source. Cancelled aid may be reclaimed only if the Office of Financial Aid is still disbursing that year’s Financial Aid funds.





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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