Information for SEO Scholars

General Information

For information about Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), Supplemental Instruction (SCI Courses), Student Short Term Loans, SF State Basic Needs Initiative, SF State Library Laptop Loans, SCIP and other Summer Research Programs, the SF State One Card/Gator Pass, etc. click HERE.

Advising & Tutoring

CoSE Student Success Center, Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC), Undergraduate Advising Hub, SF State Navigator, Graduate Studies Advising, tutoring and Academic Support Center (TASC), click HERE.

NIH xTrain Appointments

For information about NIH eRA Commons xTrain online appointments click HERE.

Scholarship-Fellowship Payments

For information about Stipends and Paychecks, Student Employment, Timesheet Instructions, Payroll Payday Calendar, Direct Deposit for checks, SF State Part-time, Seasonal & Temporary Employees Retirement Program (PST) click HERE.

Tuition Information

For information on Tuition, the SF State Installment Payment Plan Agreement, Out-of-State Tuition and Residency Reclassification, and Priority Registration deadlines click HERE.

Tax Information

For Tax Information from the IRS, SF State Information on scholarships and taxes, Address Changes for tax documents, W-2 Form and 1098-T Form click HERE.


Some common terminology:

Fellowships are financial awards based on research project positions. 

Scholarships are financial awards based on academic merit and may consider other qualifications.

     For the purposes of the SEO programs, we consider them all fellowships, but we sometimes use both terms interchangeably.

Stipends are scholarship or fellowship payments to help offset living expenses and do not have taxes withheld.

Student Assistant and Graduate Assistant payments require an employee/employer relationship for the research payments and regular taxes are deducted.

     For more tax information about scholarships, fellowships, stipends and and student researches, see our Tax Information page HERE.