Student Financial Services Notice Regarding COVID-19

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Student Financial Services is here to provide you and your family with step-by-step guidance through the financial aid process.

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Holiday Closure Friday

The Student Financial Services Office will be closed in observance of the holiday this Friday, July 3 and will reopen again Monday, July 6 and will be available remotely.

Disbursement Schedule

Find out when Federal Direct Loans are disbursed on our website under When Funds are Disbursement at the bottom of the page. Disbursement Dates are organized by quarter and school.

To prepare for disbursement you will need to accept your awards, clear document holds, clear Registration holds, and file your Study List by the Deadline to Complete Disbursement Requirements.

Once everything is completed you will receive your disbursement by the date listed in the Anticipated Receipt of Funds in Bank Account.

CalFresh Workshop 7/7

Depending on your household size and income, and which county you reside in, you may be eligible to receive up to $194 per month through the CalFresh Program.  This program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.  Applying for the program is easy and takes only about 10 minutes at

We want to extend you an invitation to a Pre-CalFresh Application Workshop, Tuesday, July 7, between 12 – 1pm. The event will be hosted on Zoom, you can register for the event here: CalFresh Workshop

Staff from both the Student Financial Services Office and Student Success Center will be available to provide information on the CalFresh program as well as on-the-spot assistance with the online application.  

If you are unable to make it to the Pre-Calfresh Workshop, Financial Aid will be having drop-in advising for CalFresh applications every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 – 11am through the Student Financial Services Virtual Front Desk.

Sign Up for Direct Deposit

There are two forms of Direct Deposit and we recommend students sign up for both:

1) For Federal Direct Loans, please sign up for Direct Deposit through UCSF Afford. You should have received a registration email from If you cannot locate this email, please select the "Resend Registration Email" under the log in button.

2) For UCSF-funding (e.g. COLS, Emergency Loans etc.), please complete this form and submit to Student Accounting (the information for where to send the completed form is in the top-right corner on the form).

Failure to sign-up may result in the delays and inconveniences associated with mailing.