At San Francisco State University, grants are need-based aid that students do not have to repay as long as they maintain eligibility requirements. This page highlights the grants that students may be eligible for by completing a financial aid application each year.

Federal Grants are funded by the U.S. Department of Education. To apply and be considered for these Grants, students must submit a Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) every year. These Grants are need based; meaning, not all students who file a FAFSA will be eligible for this type of aid. Please click on link provided down below to receive more information regarding these awards:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Federal Grants are available to Undergraduate students only. Graduate level students are ineligible to receive these awards.

State Grants are funded by the State of California. Most funding for these awards are provided by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) or by the University itself at a limited budget. Just like with Federal Grants, a financial aid application is required to be submitted for consideration - FAFSA or CADAA.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: All State based aid requires the completion of a financial aid application by March 2nd every year.

State Grant Availability
Type Availability
State University Grant (SUG) Undergraduate & Graduate
Cal Grant A or B Undergraduate
Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) Undergraduate
EOP Grant Undergraduate
CHAFFEE Grant Undergraduate

Supplemental applications or documents may be required in addition to the financial aid application, depending on which award you are applying for. Please click on link provided down below to receive more information regarding these awards.