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. 

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2024-2025 Provisional Awards are POSTED!

Provisional awards (Preliminary) for the 2024-2025 school year (Fall 2024 & Spring 2025) for students who have successfully completed their 2024-2025 financial applications (FAFSA or CADAA)! Please check your Student Center to view what you have been awarded. For more information regarding how to view your financial aid awards, please feel free to check the link provided down below.

Click here for the Reviewing Your Awards Guide page


July 29, 2024 (Monday) - Summer 2024 SAP Appeal Deadline

For any of our students who are in this situation:

  • Attending/attended the Summer 2024 semester
  • Awarded financial aid for that term
  • Not meeting our Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirement

The deadline to submit their SAP Appeal is on July 29, 2024 (Monday). If an appeal is not submitted and processed by then, the student would be ineligible for their Summer 2024 financial aid disbursement!

For more information regarding our SAP Appeal policy, please click on the link provided down below.

Summer 2024 financial aid awards are now available for students who are enrolled for the Summer semester here at SF State! For more information regarding how to view these awards and how the disbursement process will work, please click on the link provided right below.

OFFICIAL financial aid awards for the 2024-2025 school year (Fall 2024 & Spring 2025) will be posted on July 2024!

For students who has successfully completed these two steps:

  1. Filed a 2024-2025 financial aid application (FAFSA or CADAA)
  2. Listed SF State as their TOP school of choice (School code: 001154),

Great news! Your provisional financial aid awards for the 2024-2025 school year (Fall 2024 & Spring 2025) have been posted in your Student Center

In the meanwhile, please refer to your To Do List for any possible financial aid related items in case your financial aid application has been selected for Verification (Further review). Our office will need to review and clear those items to ensure that you can be awarded your official offer on July 2024!

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

For more information on how the Verification process works or to begin/edit your financial aid application, please click on the links 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 2024-2025 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, admitted students will be awarded financial aid for the 2024-2025 school year (Fall 2024, Spring 2025, & Summer 2025) here at SF State by the end of the Spring 2024 semester.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Applications must be completed between January 1, 2024 to May 2, 2024 in order to be considered for State financial aid!

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!

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