Frequently Asked Questions


Any current main campus SDSU (undergraduate & graduate) student (Part-Time/Full-Time) can apply.

Imperial Valley and SDSU Georgia 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 Monday September 28, 2020

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 30, 2020. 

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, as of now you can submit as many unique and distinct proposals as you wish.

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

Unfortunately not this year. In a typical year, travel is allowed, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel has been halted. 

All projects must be completed within the December 1 - May 15 timeframe.
Final reports are typically due by Friday May 15, 2021; however you may submit your final report any time after completing your project online, beginning March 1, 2021. 


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 tab

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

The funds are transferred to the Dean's office of the College/Division that you listed on the proposal.  There are several formats to spending the funding. The most recommended format is to setup a meeting with the Award Contact within your College/Division so that you can find out their preferred method. 


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. 

*Given the uniqueness of COVID-19 situation. Please do not ship items to campus. You may ship directly to your residence for the 20/21 award cycle. 

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. 


Contracts from Guest Speakers will go to Contracts and Procurement to review and sign. Please share the contract with your College 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