What is SparkPoint?

The SFSU SparkPoint Program works with students to meet basic needs, increase income, build credit, increase savings, and reduce debt. Financial coaches work one-on-one with students to recognize behavioral outcomes, set goals, brainstorm strategies, and set realistic action plans. They value strengths, build motivation, and provide monitoring and accountability. SparkPoint serves any student seeking to improve their financial situation.


How do I sign-up for SparkPoint Financial Coaching?

In collaboration with Financial Aid and the REACH Program. Students can book an in-person or virtual appointment with our SparkPoint Fiancnial Coach, Celeste Francisco.

  • Complete the Food+Shelter+Success Request Form,
  • Select: A financial wellness meeting - I would like to meet with the SparkPoint Financial Coach to talk about finances under the request for support.
  • Complete the form and press submit.
  • A Basic Needs staff member will follow-up with you to provide you next steps for meeting with a coach.
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When are financial coaching hours?

Appointment Required:

  • Monday 1-3pm (In-person at SSB One Stop)
  • Wednesday 3-5pm (In-person at SSB One Stop)
  • Thursday 1-5pm (virtual via Zoom)

Have Questions?

You can send questions to