Affordable Cremation Services for San Francisco, CA

At College Chapel Mortuary, we know that the cost of cremation can be intimidating to some families. With an unexpected expense, some may find it difficult to cover the costs. We strive to keep the cost of cremation and funeral services affordable for all families that we work with. If you're from the San Francisco, CA region and require funeral cremation services after a loved one's passing, we are here to help. Below, you'll find our general price list and full services that we offer. 

General Price List

These prices are effective January 5, 2015 and are subject to change without notice. 

Prior to drafting any contract for goods or services, the responsible party or the decedent's survivor who is handling the funeral arrangements is entitled to receive a copy of any premade agreement in the possession of the funeral establishment that has been signed and paid for, in full or in part, by or on behalf of the decedent.

The goods and services shown are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only those items which you desire. (However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our services.) If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral goods and services you selected. 

A 5% surcharge will be added when using credit cards- MasterCard, Visa.

Professional Services

Services of Funeral Director and Staff..... $695.000

Includes Only One Consultation. Each additional consultation or services provided per hour...... $100.00

Our charge includes arrangement of ceremony and one consultation with Legal Next of Kin and clergy, direction of the visitation and ceremony preparation and filing of necessary notices, authorizations, and consents. This fee for our services will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (Such a fee is already included in our charges for direct cremation, immediate burial, and forwarding of receiving remains).

FAXING Documents and arrangements..... $50.00

FEDEX Documents and arrangements..... $100.00

RUSH of any services or schedule transfers (each)..... $200.00

After hours or non-appointment arrangement..... $250.00



Except in certain cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as public viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement which does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial.

Refrigeration, Per Day..... $50.00

California law requires refrigeration of an unembalmed body after 24 hours (Section 11223 C)

Removal of Implant..... $150.00

Autopsy Repair..... $400.00

ID Viewing (Minimum preparation and use of room for 30 minutes, up to six people who must sign a waiver..... $250.00

Shipping of Cremated Remains by U.S. Postal Service, Includes Packaging..... $150.00

Scattering at Sea by our staff at our convenience (unscheduled)..... $150.00

Scattering at Sea by our staff at your requested date and time..... $750.00


Facilities and Equipment

Chapel Service (arrange, direct, and use of Chapel for four hours)..... $595.00


Automotive Equipment

Transfer of remains to mortuary (20 mile radius, one driver)..... $325.00

After hours transfer (5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, weekends and holidays)..... additional $150.00

Additional staff required for home transfer (per staff members)..... $125.00

Other Automotive Equipment (20 mile radius, one driver)..... $230.00

Hearse or Flower Car (20 mile radius)..... $310.00

** To travel outside to mile radius, add $2.00 per mile

To Sacramento or San Joaquin Valley National Cemeteries or Valley Home..... $475.00

All transfers and services are unscheduled. Scheduling of transfers or services subject to "rush" fees both by College Chapel Crematory or other service providers. 



The range of adult caskets is $795.00 only. The range for baby caskets is $180.00 only.

The range of cremation/alternative container is $44.00 only.

Memorial Register Book..... $50.00

Acknowledgements (per box of 25)..... $25.00

Prayer Cards (per 100)..... $80.00


Immediate Burial..... $1,250.00

Immediate burial without ceremony and casket includes:

  • Transfer of remains to mortuary (20 mile radius, one driver)
  • Local transportation  to cemetery (20 mile radius)
  • Services of funeral director and staff


Receiving remains from another funeral home..... $1,250.00

Direct Cremation..... $459.00

Includes basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer of remains within 20 mile radius, 8 a.m. to 5p.m., one staff member, filing of death certificate.

Direct Cremation with brown fiberboard container with no interior..... $479.00


Complete Direct Cremation Package..... $747.75

Discounted Direct Cremation (without ceremony) includes:

  • Transfer of remains to mortuary (see Automotive Equipment)
  • Services of Funeral Director and Staff
  • Local transportation to crematory..... $459.00
  • County permit fee..... $12.00
  • Crematory..... $255.00
  • Local Tax on Minimum Container..... $1.75
  • Cremation Container..... $20.00

If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you may use an alternative container. Alternative containers can be made of materials like heavy cardboard or composition materials. 

** Prearrangements require one certified copy of death certificate for bank. 


Casket Price List

** There is no scientific evidence or other evidence that a casket with a sealing device will preserve human remains.

The range for adult caskets is $795.00. The range of baby caskets is 180.00. The range of cremation/alternative container is $44.00.

Adult Casket

Grey cloth covered fiberboard, white crepe interior..... $795.00

Infant/Baby Casket

Baby Casket, up to one year, white cloth on fiberboard, white crepe interior..... $180.00

Cremation/Alternative Container Price List

Cremation container, brown fiberboard with no lining..... $20.00

If you have any additional questions about our price list, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to answer any question and discuss prices with you directly.