How to Apply to SF State

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We are excited you are interested in applying to SF State. Under this link you can find more information about the steps to applyingsteps for enrolling and more information about AB 540/AB 2000 California nonresident tuition exemptionAs a member of the California State University system we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, genetic information, religion or veteran status in its programs and activities, including admission and access. 

SF State Admission Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I get the $100 enrollment confirmation deposit waived?

Yes! AB 540 and/or undocumented students qualify for a confirmation deposit waiver. Please submit your California Non Resident Tuition Exemption Request as soon as possible so that we can confirm your eligibility. If you do not qualify for AB 540 Californian Non-Resident Tuition Exemption, please contact us at 415-405-3503 for assistance. 

Q: Can I go to SF State even if I am undocumented?

A: Yes! Admission cannot be denied because of your immigration status. SF State is an impacted campus, therefore eligibility for admission is based on minimum CSU eligibility standards for local area applicants and non-local applicants may be held to a higher standard. For more information about our admission process please visit the How to Apply- First Time Freshmen or How to Apply- Transfer websites.

Q: Can I still attend SF State if I don't have DACA?

Yes! DACA is not a requirement for admission to any California State University. For more information check out our CSU Resources for Undocumented Students website. 

Q: Can I obtain a CSU application fee waiver if I am undocumented?

A: If you meet the financial need you may be able to receive a waiver.  

Q: How do I know if I should apply for FAFSA or CA Dream Act?

A: Only AB 540 students & U-Visa holders should fill out the Dream Application. United States citizens and permanent residents should fill out the FAFSA.  For more information on the differences between these two opportunities check out Educators for Fair Consideration's How to Guarantee You Use the Correct Financial Aid Application in California.