Bursar Updates

Important Information

Franchise Tax Board (FTB) Interception Notices Have Been Mailed

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.


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.

1098-T Forms are available via your Student Center on or by January 31.

If you need help accessing your electronic form, watch the 1098-T video tutorial.

We are required to supply your 1098-T no later than January 31. The 2020 1098-T form will be posted on the Student Center beginning 1/29/2021 at 5pm. Paper copies will be mailed out by 1/29/2021.

After January 31 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:

The Immediate Access Program started in Spring 2020!

Read more about the Immediate Access Program to learn about these new fees and the program benefits.