Office of Student Financial Aid

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Beginning April 22, 2015
Limited Counselors Availability

We will reduce our student contact hours by two half days per week, Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons, financial aid counselors will not be available. Window 13 at the One Stop will be staffed by student greeters to accept documents and answer very general questions.

Our hours will be as follows:

One Stop Center
Mon, Tues & Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon, Tues & Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

2015 - 2016 Award Status

Summer 2015 Financial Aid

Priority Deadline

FAFSA on the WEB

File a 2015-2016 FAFSA.or CA DREAM Students must apply by submitting a FAFSA every year to obtain or to continue receiving financial aid. The FAFSA priority deadline for consideration is March 2, 2015. Although the priority deadline has passed, students are encouraged to file their 2015-2016 FAFSA as soon as possible. Federal funding is still available

  • Easy steps to do the IRS Data Retrieval

  • Report Other Resources

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    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

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    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.

    NEW! Student System

    To access your financial aid status on the Student Center at

    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.

    Application Process:

    Financial Aid Award Offer Guide

    Receiving Financial Aid Funds

    Maintaining Eligibility

    Helpful Loan Repayment Links

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