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Graduate Programs : Financial Aid

A fee per unit is assessed for all graduate business students by the California State University system. Part of this fee is set aside for student financial aid.

We encourage all U.S. citizen students and resident students to submit a student financial aid application through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Aid) web site.

FAFSA Application

The FAFSA application is a baseline requirement for consideration of any SF State financial aid. In order for SF State to receive an electronic copy of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Aid), you must include “San Francisco State University” and the code number “001154” on the college release section of the FAFSA.

The FAFSA application is generic for both undergraduate and graduate students, so some questions or items on the application may not apply to your current living situations as independent adults. The FAFSA will only be used to indicate your eligibility for student grants and loans. There is no requirement for qualifying students to accept grants or accept student loans. Graduate students must enroll in at least 4 units of regular university classes each semester to receive financial aid benefits.


For questions about financial aid, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at SF State by phone at (415) 338-7000, or visit the SF State Financial Aid web site.

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