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San Francisco State: Cost and Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office

Financial aid officer:Barbara Hubler,
Director of Financial Aid​
Contacting the office:415 338-7000
415 338-0949 (fax)
finaid@sfsu.edu
FAFSA number:001154

Expenses

Undergraduate tuition:$5,472; $16,632 out-of-state​
Additional required fees:$1,012​
Book fees:$1,900​
Miscellaneous expenses:$2,966​
Other expenses:Transportation and personal.​
Combined room and board expenses:$12,698

Applying for Aid

Required formPriority dateRolling?Closing date
FAFSAMarch 2​​yes​N/A
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Date award notification begins​:​April 15
Applied for financial aid:
  • 88% of first-year students 
  • 79% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 63% of part-time undergraduates
Determined to have financial need:
  • 83% of first-year students 
  • 89% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 92% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any financial aid:
  • 95% of first-year students 
  • 96% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 86% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any need-based gift aid:
  • 95% of first-year students 
  • 93% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 89% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received need-based self-help aid:
  • 70% of first-year students 
  • 61% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 56% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received any non-need-based gift aid:
  • 24% of fir​​st-year students 
  • 13% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 5% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid whose need was fully met (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • 30% of first-year students 
  • 24% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 11% of part-time undergraduates
Average percent of need that was met of students who received any need-based aid (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • 76% for first-year students 
  • 70% for full-time undergraduates 
  • 53% for part-time undergraduates
Average financial aid package (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $16,263 for first-year students 
  • $14,863 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $11,198 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based gift award:
  • $9,203 for first-year students 
  • $9,004 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $6,261 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $4,989 for first-year students 
  • $5,495 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $5,353 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $3,331 for first-year students 
  • $4,323 f​or full-time undergraduates 
  • $4,546 for part-time undergraduates
Students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
  • 1% of first-year students 
  • 1% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 1% of part-time undergraduates
Average award to students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
  • $2,063 for first-year students 
  • $2,073 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $2,614 for part-time undergraduates
Students who received a non-need-based athletic award:
  • 1% of first-year students 
  • 1% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 0% of part-time undergraduates
Average non-need-based athletic award:
  • $7,001 for first-year students 
  • $4,453 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $0 for part-time undergraduates
School participates in Federal Work-Study Program:yes

Types of Aid Available

Parent loans packaged to meet need:
  • Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans
  • FFEL PLUS Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
Parent loans packaged to meet need: yes​
Percent of undergraduates who have borrowed through all loan programs: 49%​
Average student debt upon graduation: $21,095​
Types of payment plans:
  • school's own payment plan(s)
Need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • need-based (general)
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • SEOG
  • state scholarships/grants
  • college/university scholarships/grants (institutional funds)
  • private scholarships/grants
Non-need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • non-need-based (general)
  • academic merit scholarships/grants
  • athletic scholarships

Additional Information

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 initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, 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."