Things to consider

San Francisco State offers 73 degrees. Whatever you choose to study, you will gain real-world experience — whether it’s from a variety of internship opportunities, field work or more than 500 courses that combine learning with volunteering locally. Check out our majors at our Bulletin site.

On-campus housing at San Francisco State University is limited and in high demand. While living on campus is not required, it is also not guaranteed and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. University Housing highly recommends that students submit their housing application as soon as they have accepted their admission offer (AAO) in order to increase their chances of obtaining a space and to avoid being put on the wait list. Students are moved off the waitlist as spaces become available due to cancellations. The housing application is currently open for the 2020-2021 academic year and closes on May 15, 2020. For more information, visit the housing website or contact us at (415) 338-1067 or housing@sfsu.edu.

Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid early, as many awards are available on a first come - first served basis.  Remember to include your full name and other personal information (for example, your social security number) on your admissions application to ensure we can match your financial aid application to you.

If you already submitted a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dream Application, you will need to:

  1. Log into your application
  2. Add the school code (001154) for San Francisco State Unviersity
  3. Submit your application. 

After you submit the updates to your FAFSA/Dream Application our school will receive your financial aid application information within 3-5 business days.  An award letter will be emailed to you after we receive your FAFSA/Dream Application within 5-7 business days.

For more information, visit the SF State Financial Aid website.

As a redirect student, another California State University had already conditionally admitted you.  To ensure that we do not add any additional pressure onto your already stressful admissions process, SF State will conditionally admit you to our University upon the submission of your application. Once your application is submitted to us, you should receive an admission letter within 2 weeks.  Review the  conditions of admissions for freshmen and transfer students which are evaluated upon receipt of your final transcripts.

Scholarships

SF State is pleased to offer a wide variety of scholarships and awards to honor outstanding achievement. Nearly $2 million in scholarships and awards is paid annually at SF State.

Dream Resource Center

The DRC encourages personal growth through participation in interactive programming and workshops that support the intersectionalities, multicultural/multiethnic identities and holistic wellness of our student population.

Division of Student Life

The Division of Student Life is committed to helping create an inclusive campus community where every student belongs and the student experience matters. 

Contact Us

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Staff Contacts

Undergraduate Admissions
Scherane Kinney ✉

Financial Aid
Mark Bounpraseuth-Hao ✉

Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP)
Renee Stephens ✉

Staff Office Hours: By appointment

Phone: (415) 338-2355
TTY: (415) 338-4321
Fax: (415) 338-0903

Email: outreach@sfsu.edu