Get the Support You Need at SF State
Food+Shelter+Success, SF State's Basic Needs Initiative, supports students’ ability to reach their full potential at SF State by providing food, housing and financial crisis support programs, services, and referrals.
Food+Shelter+Success stands in solidarity with everyone fighting for equality. Equitable access to housing, food, medical care, and education are critical, undeniable, and foundational elements of racial and social justice.
AmeriCorps Awards are available to students who are members of AmeriCorps service programs. These students take part in community service related activities developed by AmeriCorps. If you are a recipient, we want to thank you for making a difference in your community!
The College of Professional & Global Education (CPaGE) offers a variety of continuing education courses, academic credit certificates, and professional development certificates to prepare you for career advancement, career change, or personal growth. Some CPaGE programs are financial aid eligible.
Federal Work Study on your Financial Aid award means you are eligible to be paid Work-Study funds if you get a job on campus. Work-Study is not a Grant or a Loan, nor is it a guarantee of a job. The main advantage of Work-Study employment is that your Work-Study earnings do not count against you as a financial resource on your FAFSA.
The Graduate College of Education at SF State offers a variety of credential and degree options for students. Financial assistance is different for Credential students as opposed to Master's degree students.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Credential students are considered 5th-year Undergraduate students for financial aid purposes. Students DUALLY ENROLLED in the credential and Master's programs are considered Graduate students.
The Post-Bac Programs are intended for students that have already earned a bachelor's degree and wish to apply to health professional schools. Students seeking financial aid can only receive federal financial aid for one year (three continuous semesters), starting when the student joins the program. After that, students can still get financial aid through private loans and scholarships.
iGrad is a personal finance program offered here in at SF State which aims to help students financially prepare for before and after college. For more information regarding this program, please click on the link provided down below.
The Office of Student Financial Aid recommends the following resources to help you in your financial planning for college:
- 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.
- Resource for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - A guide provided by the Federal Student Aid (FSA) for students regarding how to successfully complete the FAFSA.
- Resources for the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) - A guide provided by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) for AB540 students regarding how to successfully complete the CADAA.
- SF State Basic Needs Financial Literacy Resources - Money management is an important aspect of stabilizing food, housing and basic needs. Check out the resources to learn more about maximizing your financial assets!
Through a Department of Education AANAPISI Grant, the Responsive Education for Access, Community, and Hope (REACH) Program, in partnership with the Office for Student Financial Aid (OSFA), is working to create and implement culturally responsive financial literacy programs and curriculum to increase the financial knowledge and capability of students. Izabela “Izzie” Villanueva, M.S. (pronouns: they/them/theirs) has been hired as the inaugural financial literacy coach for the campus. The financial literacy workshops address topics such as: student tuition, navigating financial aid, paying for college, scholarships, money management, savings, work opportunities, understanding credit reports and scores, and more. Our new financial literacy coach is available to speak in-person or online in classrooms, student clubs, or departments across campus. Workshops can be tailored and can be from 10 minutes to 1 hour. Sign up for a class visit here: https://sfsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7QcgGlTuLmgmgYu