PAYING FOR COLLEGE
In order to register for classes at SF State, students must pay the tuition fees or have a fee deferment from the Office of Student Financial Aid. Students who don’t have a deferment will have to pay their full tuition or sign up for the installment plan prior to registering for classes. Beginning in January 2013, through the CA Dream Act, students will be eligible to receive financial aid derived from state funds. However, currently the majority of AB 540 students pay via scholarships or the installment plan.
A fee deferment means that you that you will not have to pay for your classes before your scholarship check is sent to the school. Deferring fees allows a student to register before payment arrives. Fees can be deferred if a student is receiving a scholarship or other forms of financial aid.
Scholarship Deferment: AB 540 students can get their fees deferred if they submit a copy of the congratulatory scholarship award letter. Send the letter to Financial Aid Office, Attention: Rose Carmona or Nancy Jodaitis.
Once the scholarship check arrives & is processed, tuition and fees will be paid first. Any amount after tuition will be sent to the student. If scholarship does not cover full amount of fees, the balance due must be paid before school begins.
If students have a scholarship deferment and want to add/drop classes before the scholarship check has arrived, they might get the message that they have a financial hold. Contact the Bursar’s office at (415) 338-1281 and let them know there is a scholarship deferment. The bursar should be able to temporarily lift the hold.
Incoming Students attending their orientation should bring a copy of their AB 540 affidavit to the Bursar’s window when paying fees to ensure resident fees are charged (ie., will include the non-resident fee exemption). Otherwise, students could be charged non-resident fees.
- Pay Full Tuition All At Once: Pay full fees prior to signing up for classes.
- Installment Plan: Forms are available at the Bursar’s office or online at http://sfsu.edu/~bursar. The installment plan charges approximately half of the tuition up front, with two more monthly payments. A $33 fee is charged.