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Frequently Asked Questions

APPLICATION FAQ

Any current SDSU San Diego Campus (undergraduate & graduate) student (Part-Time/Full-Time) can apply.

SDSU Georgia and SDSU Imperial Valley students are not eligible to apply or be included on a proposal since they do not pay into the fee.

Applications are available every Fall, the next cycle will be available Friday September 2, 2022.

Only applications submitted through apply link will be considered. No paper or email applications will be accepted. Incomplete applications will be automatically disqualified from the vetting process.

Applications will be due Friday October 24, 2022 at 5:00pm PT. 

There is technically no limit.

However your proposal will be placed into one of three (3) funding categories that are reviewed:

1. $0-$7,500
2. $7,501-$20,000
3. $20,001+

Yes, you can submit up to two proposals. 

Please list the student contact name and email that will be in charge of spearheading the proposal. If your student organization has students from all colleges, select a student from the primary college that your organization resides in to submit the proposal.  This way we can ensure proper placement.

If for some reason you need to update the contact information, please email [email protected] with the updated information. 

An advisor (faculty or staff) should be willing to: 

  • Provide feedback and assist with the application submission
  • Engage with students throughout the project
  • Assist with university policy and procedures for project/travel expenditures

Yes, travel is allowed once again. However travel is not allowed to the following states:

Alabama

Arizona- Effective September 28, 2022
Arkansas
Florida
Idaho
Georgia - Effective August 18, 2022
Indiana 
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana 
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
West Virginia

International Travel is based on the Department of State Travel Advisories
Tier 1 and 2 are currently allowed. 

Spring 2022 projects must be completed between August 22 - May 15 timeframe

Fall 2022 projects must be completed within the December 1 - May 15 timeframe.

Final reports are due by May 15, 2023

SPENDING FAQ

Unspent money is allocated back into the general SSF fund and added to the funds available for distribution in the following academic year.
All SSF-ARP forms can be found under the Forms[BROKEN LINK] tab
Please contact your [email protected] to process all forms. 

Team idenifiers are limited to shirts/polos and with no excess of approximately $30/per person. 

All funds are managed through the Student Affairs + Campus Diversity Resource Management team. Setup a meeting through [email protected] to start spending.

No.

Guest Lecturers/Speakers can only be paid once services have been completed. If the Guest Lecturer/Speaker is not willing to accept these terms, you may replace the listed Guest Lecturer/Speaker with an alternate. 

Please ship using the following address:

c/o: Your Name/Department
San Diego State University
5555 Canyon Crest Drive 
San Diego, CA 92182

Plan accordingly when placing an order, SDSU shipping and receiving may take up to 2 business days extra to provide with you package. 

DO NOT SIGN!

Contracts from Guest Speakers will go to Contracts and Procurement to review and sign. Please share the contract with your Student Success Fee Point of contact  and they will then forward it to Contracts and Procurement.

The reason behind this, is due to the fact that if you sign, you will then be personally responsible for payment of the speaker instead of the University.

No.

SDSU or CSU Students, Faculty & Staff may NOT be paid for services from SSF-ARP funds.

Yes.

All SDSU faculty, staff, and students with an @sdsu.edu email address have access to Zoom Pro account benefits. 

The limits and benefits of the Zoom Pro account vary, and include the following:

No limit to the number of meetings you may host.
Hosting is permitted involving up to 300 people for an unlimited time.
One-to-one video calls are unlimited.
A customized Personal Meeting ID is allowed.

For more Zoom FAQs visit: SDSU IT website