Frequently Asked Questions


Any current SDSU San Diego Campus and SDSU Imperial Valley (undergraduate & graduate) students (Part-Time/Full-Time) can apply.

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

Applications are available every Spring, the next cycle will be available Monday January 22, 2024.

Only applications submitted through the 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 Tuesday March 5, 2024 at 5:00pm PT. 

There is technically no limit.

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+

*Funding categories are subject to change based on the applications received

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, the travel ban on states has been lifted.

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

Fall 2023 projects must be completed within the December 1, 2023 - May 15, 2024 timeframe.

Spring 2024 projects must be completed within the July 1, 2024 - May 15, 2025 timeframe

Final reports are due by May 15, 2024 (Spring 2023 and Fall 2023 Application Cycles)



Unspent money is allocated back into the general SSF fund and added to the funds available for distribution in the following academic year.
Please work with your SSF Advisor to ensure most up to date form is used
Please contact your [email protected] to process all forms. 

Team idenifiers are limited to shirts/polos and with no excess of approximately $40/per person. 

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


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 your package. 


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.


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


All SDSU faculty, staff, and students with an 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