How & When to apply

Financial Aid Tools

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. 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.

  2. Select "San Francisco State University" and the school code "001154" in the Colleges to Receive Information
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. After filing the FAFSA, if requested, submit the Verification Documents to our office as soon as possible for reviewing to process your award.