The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) strives to support students throughout the financial aid process. OSFA has the overall responsibility of administering federal and state financial aid and scholarships for San Francisco State University. We determine the eligibility, awarding, and the conditions in which federal and state aid may be disbursed.
OSFA communicates with students via their SF State email and/or their Gateway account. Make sure to check both, regularly. Watch a short video on how to use Gateway, and follow these steps to access your financial aid status on Gateway.
Reduced Counseling Phone Hours for Start of Fall 2019 Semester
In order to assist students in our One-Stop Student Services Center and prepare for the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester, the Office of Student Financial Aid will have reduced phone hours from August 26 - Sept 6, 2019. We will be available to assist you via telephone during the hours of 8 am - 12 pm M, W, F, and 1 pm - 4 pm T, TH. Starting September 7, 2019, we will resume our regular phone hours from 10 am-3 pm M-F.
2019-2020 Financial Aid Offers Posted
Students may now log in to their Student Center and view their 2019-2020 awards. If you do not see an award letter, please check your To Do List items for any pending documents we may need from you to finalize your application.
Selected for verification?
If you have To Do List items requring you to submit verification documents, submit them in person or by mail as soon as possible. Currently, our office takes about 3-4 weeks to complete verification upon receiving all of the documents that are required. Please see our verification page for more information.
2019-2020 FAFSA - Rolling applications
Although the state priority submission deadline is March 2, 2019, students may submit FAFSA applications past the priority deadline to be evaluated for Federal-based aid only. Login to FAFSA with your FSA ID and password. The 2019-2020 FAFSA requires information from the 2017 tax year.
- The 5 Most Helpful Federal Student Aid Blog Posts by the official blog of the U.S. Department of Education
- Resources for the California Dream Act Application
Fall 2019 Dates and Deadlines
|August 21||The first disbursement date for Fall 2019|
9 Myths about the FAFSA Form and Applying for Financial Aid. An article from the U.S. Department of Education talking about all things FAFSA.
Net Price calculator. Estimate your prospective financial aid eligibility at SF State. The Net Price Calculator is not an official offer of financial aid nor an application for financial aid, but rather a tool for estimating your eligibility.
Sneak Preview 2019 Presentation. View our presentation from SF State's annual Sneak Preview event hosted on April 6, 2019.