New Updates

12/11/19 - 1098-T UPDATE: Students who need to submit an IRS Form W-9S to update their ITIN/SSN

The form due date is Friday, December 13, 2019 and it can be returned in person or by fax at (415) 338-0588.

Here is a link to the form for reference:



***S2 Holds will be assigned on the first day of the semester and late registration fees will be assessed***

Registration Hold (S2) Can Now Be Paid Online! *The last day to release S2 registration holds will be the day after Census*

An online payment option was made available for students to have their Registration Hold (S2) removed by paying through their Student Center. After logging into your Gateway, you can "Make a Payment" under the "Finances" Section of your Student Center Home Page and must select the following payment option:

1) Find the "Release S2 Hold" Category

How to Release S2 - select S2 fee category

How To Release S2 - Select Option 1 of 2

How To Release S2 - Add $45 Late Fee

How To Release S2 - Select Option 2 of 2


2) After your selection,  you will be asked to "View Details" for SF State Tuition and Fees Charges. Note: If your payment is not in full, your hold will NOT be released (click here to review the Fee Schedule for the semester you choose so you can ensure you are paying for the amount of units you need to).


*Please note these prices do not include lab fees or graduate professional program fees.

How to Release S2 - Input Tuition Amount


3) Once you've inputted your items, review your amounts a final time to ensure you are paying the correct amount:


How to Release S2 - Review Total Amounts


4) Once "Checkout" has been clicked and payment has been completed, a receipt will be issued via your SF State e-mail account.




If you wish to pay for your S2 Hold Release in-person with Cash/Check, visit us during normal business hours:

At the Student Service Building or the Administration Building

Please see Bursar's Office website for hours

Note that all Credit/Debit payments must be made online.


*NEW* IMMEDIATE ACCESS PROGRAM STARTS THIS SPRING 2020! Read more about these new fees and the program benefits here.


1098-T Forms still available via your Student Center. If you need help accessing your electronic form, please click here.


2018 Tax Year Update: 1098-T Reporting Changes Announced by the Chancellor's Office

It’s almost that time of year again: Tax Season! We wanted to take a moment to let you know about an important update regarding your 1098-T tax form for the 2018 tax year.


As required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 1098-T tax forms will be changed from reporting charge information (Box 2 of the tax form) to reporting payment information (now shown in Box 1). Please refer to the Chancellor's Office Message addressing this change from the Bursar’s Office website.


We are required to supply your 2018 1098-T no later than January 31, 2019. After January 31, 2019 or the issuance of your 1098-T form (whichever is sooner), if you have questions regarding the amount in Box 1 or want to know how to obtain an electronic/paper copy of your 1098-T, please contact the Bursar’s Office by:


  • Visiting us in-Person:                       
    Please see Bursar's Office website for hours
  • Calling us: (415) 338-1281


Please note: The Bursar’s Office is not authorized to provide any tax advice, as no one on our staff is a tax expert. We encourage you to share this information with your tax preparer so you can plan your tax filings accordingly.





Notice: Franchise Tax Board (FTB) Interception Notices will be sent in October. Affected students will be given 30 days from the notice date to resolve or dispute the debts before the university reports the debt to the FTB for intercept collection efforts to begin.

How old are charges eligible for FTB Interception?

Outstanding obligations prior to May 1st. will be reported to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB)


Why does the campus go through this process?

The university is required to report the outstanding obligations to the State of California. If SF State students carry any obligations that are dated May 1st. and older, remain outstanding through the date of the notice, and are expecting a State Tax Refund, the FTB will intercept (claim) that tax refund amount and apply it towards the outstanding obligations. This will continue each year until debt is paid in full. If state tax refund amounts are greater than outstanding obligations, the unused portion of the student's tax refund will be returned by the campus; not the FTB.