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.