The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).
Campus fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the President and/or Student Fee Committee, without notice.
- Late Admission
- Financial Aid Recipients
- International Students
- Subsidized Students
- Tuition Status
Students admitted two weeks before, on or after the first day of the semester, are waived of the Late Registration Fees charged on the first day of the semester through Census day. Payments received after the 4th week of the semester will be assessed a non-refundable administrative fee of $20.
If you are found to be ineligible for financial aid after you have enrolled in classes or if your financial aid is not sufficient to pay your tuition and fees in full, you are responsible for paying the fees or unpaid balance on or before the 4th week of the semester (for published due dates by term, click here). Payments received after the 4th week of the semester will be assessed a non-refundable administrative fee of $20.
If you register for classes and decide not to attend SF State, you must drop all classes by the published refund deadline online or in person at the Registrar's Office.
Disbursement: You must register through your Student Center in order to receive Financial Aid funds at the beginning of the semester. The Financial Aid Office will not authorize disbursement until you are officially enrolled in at least the minimum number of units required for the types and amounts of Financial Aid you have been awarded. There will be no exceptions to this requirement.
Newly admitted and continuing veterans, reservists, and military dependents who are eligible for Veterans educational benefits should contact the Veteran's Certification Office every semester by phone at (415) 338-2336 or in person at the One Stop Student Services building, prior to registering. All eligible military dependents must submit their Letter of Authorization certifying eligibility to receive a fee waiver under the State of California's Military and Veterans Code 890-980 and/or the California Education Code, Section 32320, to the Veteran's Office every semester by their fee payment deadline. All eligible dependents must also submit a Letter of Authorization for Fee Waiver to the Veteran's Office before registration.
Students must pay the local fees by the fee payment deadline.
If a government agency (U.S. or foreign) or private company is going to pay your tuition and fees, submit a letter from the subsidizing organization to the Bursar's Office, ADM-155 or SSB 103, on our before the published 4:00PM fee payment deadline for each semester (for a full listing of important dates, by semester, click here). The letter must include your name, student I.D. number, the semester covered, the amount of the subsidy, and the point of contact at the organization. If the subsidy does not cover full tuition and fees, the balance must be received by the fourth week of the semester. Payments received after the 4th week of the semester will be assessed a non-refundable administrative fee of $20. If you are also receiving financial aid, the subsidy letter must be received prior to your financial aid disbursement to prevent the subsidized amount from being deducted from your award.
Payment deadlines and penalties as stated above apply to subsidized and Special Circumstances students. Should the agency fail to pay any unpaid fees, it becomes the student's responsibility to pay the fee obligations.
Residency Status Change: Students who wish to change their status from nonresident to resident should submit a Residency Questionnaire form and a Refund Request form on or before the first day of the semester (not the first day of instruction).