Office of Student Financial Aid

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Financial Aid Tools

  • Financial Aid Check List
  • Cost of Attendance

  • To receive financial aid you must apply every year.



    THE FAFSA FILING DATE FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019 BEGINS ON OCTOBER 1, 2017

    Don't miss THE PRIORITY POST MARKED DEADLINE
    2018-2019 FAFSA
    is MARCH 2 , 2018


    (Students can still file the 2017-2018 fafsa for any availability federal funding)



    To apply for financial aid:

    1. FAFSA on the WEB
      FAFSA on the WEB which is available at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

    2. Students must apply for the FSA ID before filing the Fafsa. The Fafsa web site will prompt you to create one when you start to log in to their site.


    3. Select "San Francisco State University" and the school code "001154" in the Colleges to Receive Information

    4. If students already filed the Fafsa the previous year, they can select the Pre-fill data process, formerly known as "Renewal FAFSA on the Web", which will help to move old data from the previous year to the current year FAFSA using the same web site above.

    5. Check your Financial Aid Status online on the SF Gateway , all correspondence from the Office of Student Financual Aid is sent via email and don't miss the March 2 deadline.

    6. After filing the FAFSA, if requested, submit the Verification Documents to our office as soon as possible for reviewing to process your award.


    7. DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL

      Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to fill-in income and tax information directly from the IRS. If you already completed your FAFSA, you are encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.



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