Office of Student Financial Aid


The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) strives to support students throughout the financial aid process. OSFA has the overall responsibility of administering Federal or State financial aid and Scholarships awards at San Francisco State University. We determine the eligibility, awarding, and the conditions in which these awards may be disbursed.

OSFA communicates with our students via their SF State E-mail and SF State Gateway. To keep yourself up to date - Make sure to check both regularly. 


Financial aid is now available for students who are attending the Summer 2023 semester here at SF State! For more information regarding how this process works and what to expect, please click on the link provided right below.

If you had successfully completed a 2023-2024 financial aid application (FAFSA or CADAA) and listed SF State as your TOP school of choice (School code: 001154), then your financial aid awards for the 2023-2024 school year (Fall 2023 & Spring 2024) have been posted! 

If the awards in your Student Center are listed as ESTIMATED - Meaning that they are not official and cannot be accepted, then please refer to your To Do List for any financial aid related items because your financial aid application has been selected for Verification (Further review).

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Students must have completed their application by the March 2nd priority deadline in order to be considered for State financial aid.

For more information on how the Verification process works, please click on the link provided down below.

Financial Aid Applications for the next academic year are OPEN! Depending on which application you qualify for, please do the following:

  1. Complete 2023-2024 financial aid application (FAFSA or CADAA)
  2. List SF State as your TOP school of choice (School Code: 001154)

If both steps are completed successfully, an admitted student will be awarded financial aid for the 2023-2024 school year (Fall 2023, Spring 2024, & Summer 2024) here at SF State. 

It will take us about a week to receive your application after completion.  From there, you’ll receive an e-mail confirmation from our office if you’ve been awarded or have additional steps to take.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Applications must be completed between October 1, 2022 to March 2, 2023 in order to be considered for State financial aid!

Our FINAL disbursement date for the Fall 2022 & Spring 2023 semesters will be on Wednesday - May 24, 2023.  If you still have any pending unreleased financial aid for those semesters, then please check your To Do List in your SF State Gateway to see if there's any financial aid related items you may still need to submit to our office.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Students will NOT be able to register for their classes for the Summer 2023 & Fall 2023 semesters if they have any existing fees on their Student Center for the Spring 2023 semester - Tuition or on-campus housing.

Please click on the link listed down below in order to determine which office you need to contact so that you may receive the assistance you are seeking for!