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. 


Our first financial aid disbursement for the Spring 2023 semester began on Wednesday, January 25, 2023! For more information regarding how that process works, please click on the link provided down below.

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

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

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

However, we won't be loading these applications until March 2023.  Please wait until then to check on the status of your application or to access your financial aid awards for that academic year. 

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

President Biden has announced the cancellation of up to $20,000 in student Loan debt for Federal Loans that were fully disbursed before June 30th 2022. For updates and more information regarding this process, we recommend students subscribe to the Department of Education’s (DOE) Federal Student Loan Borrower Updates newsletter. Subscribe to it by clicking HERE.

For more information regarding this news announcement, please click on the link provided down below.

If you had successfully filed a 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 school year (Fall 2022 & Spring 2023) 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.

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!