CCSF Can Help You Pay Your Tuition

Are you worried about paying the California Community Colleges enrollment fee of $46.00 per unit? Don’t worry! We are here to help you! When you apply for federal financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you most likely will qualify for The Board of Governors Fee Waiver and you will not have to pay a single penny for your enrollment fee! The mandatory health fee ($17 per semester) will be automatically deducted from your Financial Aid grant or loan payment.

Are you a noncredit student? Although there are no fees/tuition, you can also apply for financial aid. For more information please see a Financial Aid Counselor.

City College of San Francisco has an array of Student Financial Aid Resources to assist you: Financial Aid, EOPS, CalWORKS, and the Scholarship Office.


Financial aid is monetary help to assist you to pay for school expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation and personal expenses. Most federal and state aid is need-based. The three most common types of aid are grants, work-study and loans.Financial Aid Programs

Financial Aid Programs

Financial aid that does not have to be repaid: Pell Grant maximum award is $5,550 per year;  Academic Competitiveness Grant (up to $1,300); Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant ranges from $100 to $230 per year; Cal Grant B ranges from $100 to $1,551 per year; Cal Grant C ranges from $100 to $576 per year.

Borrowed money that must be repaid with interest: Federal Perkins Loan ranges from $200 to $800 per year; Federal Stafford Loans: Subsidized ranges from $200 to $4,500 per year; Unsubsidized ranges from $200 to $6,000 per year.

FEDERAL WORK-STUDY:                                                                                                     Earned money (Employment) while enrolled in school to help you pay for educational expenses. Ranges are from $1,500 to $3,000 per year.

How to Apply for Financial Aid
Find out what’s offered and what’s required. Come to the Financial Aid Office Information Center located in Cloud Hall, Room 331 and ask about application procedures, deadlines and required forms and scholarships. Staff is available to assist you with filing the FAFSA application online. For more information visit our College web site at or call 415.239.3576. To apply for financial aid you must be admitted to CCSF as a regular student. You must enroll for the purpose of obtaining an associate degree or an eligible certificate program (at least a 16-unit approved credit program or a 600-hour non-credit program) or complete a transfer program to a four-year college or university.