Information for SEO Scholars

CoSE Success Center

The mission of the College of Science and Engineering Success Center is to support students in achieving their academic and professional goals. Now in Room SCI 214.

NIH eRA Commons xTrain

As part of the NIH appointment process for your fellowship, each year you need to enter your information into the NIH eRA Commons website and accept an appointment form through the xTrain system. We will guide you through the process. 

Tuition Information

Some SEO Fellowships include partial or full tuition. The SEO Office will submit a fee deferment request to the Bursar's Office, so that students are coded to register for classes before paying tuition. For those students that owe a portion of their tuition, they need to pay their portion by the tuition deadlines. The SEO Office will then pay the scholarship portion of the tuition after the last day to add classes has passed.

The SF State Bursar's Office also has a tuition installment plan option for the student's portion of the tuition:

Out-of-State Tuition and Residency Reclassification

Generally, SEO Fellowships include the in-state and out-of-state portion of tuition for only the first year. For the second year at SF State, students are responsible for the out-of-state portion of the tuition. Students new to California should save money accordingly for year two, and/or apply for Residency Reclassification. See the FAQs here.

Student Short Term Loan

The purpose of the Short Term Loan Program is to assist registered students with unanticipated, school-related expenses. Loans are not available for payment of registration fees. All loans are subject to the availability of funds.

Tax Information

Students that receive a paycheck for their scholarship will reeceive a W2 form each January. If you move, you should update your address with HR by early December. If you need to order a replacement W2 form click here. Students that receive a stipend for their scholarship will receive a 1098-T form each January. To access the 1098-T form click here

The SEO Office cannot give tax advice. Below are links to general IRS information about scholarship and fellowship funding. Also, you can consult a tax professional regarding your specific situation.

SFSU Part-time, Seasonal and Temporary Employees Retirement Program (PST)

If you are a State or CSU employee who is excluded from coverage under CalPERS, you are automatically enrolled in the PST Program. This applies to student assistant researchers and graduate assistants when you are not enrolled in classes at least 50% time or more (January, June, July and August). Savings Plus administers the program.