Office of Student Financial Aid

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  • Important Deadline
    - Apply Now ! It's time to File a 2015-2016 FAFSA. Students must apply every year to obtain or to continue receiving financial aid by submitting a FAFSA. Don't miss the FAFSA priority deadline for consideration is March 2, 2015.

  • NEW! Student System

    Students will begin using the Campus Solutions "Student Center" to access your financial aid status

    Your Student Center will be available online at the
    SF State Gateway.

    Enter your "SF State ID and password".
    Under Student heading select "Financial/Jobs"
    then Select "Student Center"

    You will see the "To Do List" on the right hand side.
    Click on "More" to get more information on the items on your To Do List.
    The "Due Date" is the date your checklist was assigned. This is not the date in which you are required to submit your documents by.

    To continue processing your application, we must receive the required documentation. Once we receive all the requested documents, your file will be complete. At that point our office will evaluate your application and will notify you of your financial aid award offer via email. We will email you if additional items are added to your "To Do Lists".

    The Student Center will provide you the opportunity to review important information regarding your current Application and Financial Aid information. You will currently be able to view your Personal Information, Admissions, Holds, To Do List, and Important Links.

    Direct Deposit Enrollment is located under the "Finances" section. Click on "Enroll in Direct Deposit. SF State uses electronic funds transfer (EFT) for the timely disbursement of all financial aid and scholarship funds.

  • Report Other Resources
  • All students receiving financial aid are required to report other resources: scholarships, fellowships, stipends, Americorps, fee subsidies/waiver or other sources paying tuition. Report these other resources before your financial aid disburses. If these resources cause an overaward of federal or state financial aid, you may be required to repay funds to the government. You may report your other resources at your Student Center either on the Main Student Center page or on your Financial Aid award page or on your Award Package accept/decline page.

  • Financial Aid Direct Deposit
  • Direct Deposit : It is the policy of SF State University to use electronic funds transfer (EFT) for the timely disbursement of all financial aid and scholarship refunds. Electronic file transfer, better known as direct deposit, is consistent with the CSU policy of adapting a safe, efficient, and cost-effective method of transmitting financial aid and/or scholarship balance payments directly to students.

  • 2014-2015 - Middle Class Scholarship Award provides a scholarship to undergraduate students with a family annual income of up to $150,000.The student must be enrolled at a California State University or University of California and be a CA resident or eligible AB 540 student. The student must file a FAFSA or California Dream Application by the March 2 deadline. For more complete information on the program and requirements- visit For eligibility status

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  • Application Process:

    Financial Aid Award Offer Guide

    Receiving Financial Aid Funds

    Maintaining Eligibility

    Helpful Loan Repayment Links

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