Extended Learning

Note: No Financial Aid for Winter Session

Students enrolled in any of the following College of Extended Learning Certificate, Credential or Degree Programs during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters may be eligible for Federal Financial Aid:


  • Clinical Lab Science

  • Dietetics

  • Digital Animation

  • Music Recording Industry

  • Paralegal Studies

  • Pre-Health Professionals

  • Spanish / English Interpretation

  • International Business and Hospitality

  • Tourism Management


  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential - Psychology

  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential - Social Work


  • Accelerated Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing (starts Spring 2016)

  • Educational Administration M.A.- Marin (Marin Leadership Institute)

  • Executive MBA (EMBA)

  • Nursing, BS - Canada Cohort

  • Nursing, BS - Mills Peninsula Cohort

  • Nursing, MS - VA/Stanford

To apply for Financial Aid

Student must file the (FAFSA) Free Application For Federal Student Aid online at:


A few weeks after you file the FAFSA, the federal processor will send you a Student Aid Report(SAR) which summarizes the information you provided on your FAFSA. Review the SAR carefully and if any information is incorrect, make the changes on the SAR and return it to the processor, as instructed. You will then receive a corrected SAR. Keep this corrected SAR for your records. You do not need to submit the SAR to the financial aid office at SF State.


Document Request

SF STATE receives your FAFSA information from the processor a few weeks after you file the FAFSA. CEL students must then contact their FINANCIAL AID Counselor contact person (see below) via e-mail, to alert them that their FAFSA should have arrived. Aways include your SF State ID#. If we need additional documents, you will be notified to submit the required verification documents. Do not submit documents to our office unless requested to do so.

Financial Aid Offer

After we review your complete file, you will then be notified of your award offer via e-mail, will view, accept your award on the web. It will include the amounts and types of financial aid awarded to meet your educational expenses, disbursement dates, and information about your responsibilities as a financial aid recipient.

Enrollment Requirements

Students in the Certificate Programs are required to enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of 6 units per semester. The units must be units required for the particular certificate program. The student must be prepared to pay his/her own tuition fees if financial aid eligibility has not been determined before the tuition fees are due.

Financial Aid Advisors: