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Financial Aid

A.C.T. offers a limited number of need- and merit-based scholarships to students enrolled in San Francisco Semester. While no federal or state aid—such as a Pell Grant or a Stafford Loan—is available for the SFS, A.C.T. can work with your current college to develop a consortium agreement if you are eligible.

Students applying for an A.C.T. scholarship must:

  1. complete their SFS enrollment application package and
  2. submit an online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (available at ed.gov) by no later than one (1) week after submitting their application package. Although the SFS is not eligible for federal or state aid, we use the FAFSA in order to assess student eligibility for A.C.T. scholarships.
    A.C.T.'s school code is: 014545.
  3. Private educational loans are also available if you qualify.

Find Application at fafsa.ed.gov

If you have any questions, please contact A.C.T.’s financial aid office at 415.439.2411 or email jlopez@act-sf.org.

Note that A.C.T. no longer offers academic credit for this program.

View the 2020 San Francisco Semester student budget



Visit our SFS FAQ page or email conservatory@act-sf.org

SFS Spring 2024 - Application Deadlines

Early bird (save $2500 on tuition) admission deadline:

October 13, 2023


For most serious consideration, apply by:

November 10, 2023


Final Deadline:

December 22, 2023


Registration and Orientation:

January 26, 2024


Classes Begin:

January 29, 2024


Spring Break:

March 25–29, 2024


Classes End:

May 17, 2024

Fall 2023 - SFS Application Deadlines

Early bird (save $2500 on tuition) admission deadline:

April 14, 2023


For most serious consideration, apply by:

May 26, 2023


Final Deadline:

July 28, 2023


Registration and Orientation:

August 25, 2023


Classes Begin:

August 28, 2023


Fall Break:

November 20–26, 2023 


Classes End:

December 15, 2023