Tuition, Financial Aid and Housing

Tuition is charged according to the number of units taken per semester.

Out-of-state students who establish California residency during their first year can often pay in-state tuition beginning their second year.


Information on Tuition and Fees is shown in the SF State Online Academic Bulletin. 

Financial Assistance:

The SF State Office of Financial Aid can provide information on loans, grants, scholarships, and student assistantships.

The SF State Program in Orientation & Mobility offers stipends to program students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For more information on stipends, contact:

Dr. Sandra Rosen, program coordinator

Phone: (415) 338-1245



There are several options for housing the San Francisco Bay Area. For information and applications for dormitory or University apartment housing, please contact SF State University Housing.

Lastly, many students choose to rent apartments outside of San Francisco, in the greater Bay Area. There is excellent public transportation from surrounding cities and towns.