The Office of Financial Aid will communicate with you through "Student Center" on Gateway and email. Be sure to check both, regularly. Gateway gives you access to your latest financial aid information at SF State, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Enter your "SF State ID and password".
Under Student heading select "Financial/Jobs"
then Select "Student Center"
Financial aid related screens
To Do List
You will see the "To Do List" on the right hand side.
Click on "more" to get detailed information on the items on your To Do List.
To continue processing your application, we must receive the required documentation. Once we receive all the requested documents, your file will be complete. Our office can then evaluate your application and will notify you of your financial aid award offer via email. We will email you if additional items are added to your "To Do List".
View Financial Aid Award
Under the Finances section, you will find the "View Financial Aid" link on the lefthand side (if using a computer)
After clicking the View Financial Aid link, go to the appropriate aid year (i.e. 2020 for the 2019-2020 academic year, 2021 for the 2020-2021 academic year)
If your awards are ready, you will see your offer after clicking the appropriate aid year link. For more information on financial aid awards, please see our Awarding page.
If you do not see an award, please check your To Do List. If there is nothing on your To Do List, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.