AB 540 Financial Aid

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Students who will be applying as an AB 540/Dream student are not be required to enroll in Early Start. If you wish to enroll in Early Start, in order to advance with your math and/or English requirements, please contact Kim Davalos, kdavalos@sfsu.edu.
For more information please visit www.sfsu.edu/~advising/esp/Summer2015/ab540.html

Fee Payment Deadlines:

Continuing Students & Incoming Freshman: July 8th

ALL Students, including Incoming Transfer: August 18th

Students can register for classes without paying their fees up front. But they must have their financial aid or proof of scholarship in order prior to the payment deadlines, or their classes will be dropped. All other students will have to pay their full tuition or sign up for the installment plan prior to payment deadlines to keep their classes.

Financial Aid or Scholarships:

CA Dream Act Grants: AB 540 students who apply for the California Dream Application by the priority deadline and meet income eligibility guidelines could receive a State University Grant or Cal Grant to cover a portion of the tuition. If the student receives a grant, they will not be required to pay for their tuition by the fee payment deadline. If the grant does not cover the full amount of fees, the balance due must be paid before school begins.

Proof of Scholarships: AB 540 students who have won a scholarship must ensure the school is aware of their scholarship to avoid having to pay their full tuition prior to the fee payment deadlines. Submit a copy of the congratulatory scholarship award letter, including their student ID to Financial Aid Office TEN DAYS prior to the payment deadline. Speak to Rose A. or Nancy J.

Once the scholarship check arrives & is processed, tuition and fees will be paid. Any amount above 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.

Tuition Payment Options

Incoming Students should bring a copy of their AB 540 affidavit to the Bursar’s window when paying fees to ensure fees charged will include the non-resident fee exemption. Otherwise, students could be charged non-resident fees.

  1. 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.
  2. Pay Full Tuition All At Once: Pay full fees prior to signing up for classes.

Questions about CA Dream Act, AB540 Status or Scholarships???
Contact Nancy Jodaitis 415.338.6879 nancyj@sfsu.edu OR
Rose Carmona 415.338.2588 rcarmona@sfsu.edu

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