What are the current tuition and fees?
How are non-resident fees assessed?
Non-resident tuition is assessed for non-resident students (out-of-state and foreign VISA students) in addition to mandatory campus fees. Non-resident tuition is charge on a per-unit basis (currently $396 per unit). For fee-assessment purposes, zero-unit courses are counted as one unit. In addition to the non-resident tuition fee, out-of-state students are also required to pay all tuition and mandatory fees that resident students pay, in accordance with published payment deadlines. Authority for the non-resident fee may be found in the Education Code, Section 89705.
How are my fees impacted if I decide not to attend CSUSM?
Can I appeal fees?
An appeals process exists for students who believe that individual circumstances warrant exceptions from published policy. Students can file a Fee Appeal, or visit the Cashier’s Office located in Cougar Central (CRAVEN 3800). Petitions for refunds outside the scope of published policy are approved only when applicants can demonstrate exceptional circumstances, and the Chief Financial Officer or designee determines that the tuition and fees were not earned by the University.
Does Extended Learning have different fees and deadlines?
Why is there a convenience fee for making an online payment?
How do I pay my tuition and/or fees?
Payments can be made online via your Student Center at MyCSUSM or in-person at the Cashier’s Office in Cougar Central in Cougar Central (CRAVEN 3800). Students can learn how to make an online payment by following the online payment by following the online payment guide. Parents or guardians can learn how to make an online payment on behalf of a student by following the parent online payment guide.
Additional details can be found on the tuition page.
If I qualify for financial aid, how and when will I receive it?
What fees will financial aid not pay?
What are the enrollment requirements for financial aid eligibility?
Undergraduate students receiving student loan funds must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units at the time funds are paid to be eligible for disbursement. Graduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 units.
Any change in enrollment could impact the amount of aid you are eligible for. It is highly recommended to speak with your financial aid counselor prior to making changes to your enrollment.
What if financial aid does not cover all fees?
If financial aid does not cover the full cost of fees, students are responsible for paying the outstanding balance prior to the deadline. Payments can be made online or at Cougar Central.
What if my financial aid is more than what I owe?
If the amount of financial aid credited to your student account is greater than what is owed, you will receive a refund for the difference. Refunds resulting from financial aid over payments are processed within 10 days after the funds are applied to your student account. It is highly recommended that all students sign up for direct-deposit for the quickest way to receive refunds.
My financial aid will disburse after the fees due-date, will my classes be dropped for non-payment?
Meeting all of the criteria below will exempt you from having your classes dropped due to non-payment:
Important: Being exempt from having classes dropped does not negate your responsibility for paying any balance still owed after aid is disbursed (nor does it change your due-date). If a balance is still owed 30 days past the due-date, your account will be considered past-due, and subject to late fees and having a hold placed on your account which will prevent any further registration.
How will I know for sure that I’m exempt from having my classes dropped?
Why am I being allowed to be exempt from having my classes dropped?
What if I have applied for financial aid, but don’t have an exemption?
I’m not receiving financial aid, am I exempt from having my classes dropped?
You may be exempt if you are a student that has federal or state authorized tuition assistance, a student receiving CSU dependent or employee waiver, or any student who expects all or a portion of their feed to be paid by a third party.
When are refunds processed?
Will I have to make a payment if I am exempt from having classes dropped?
Are payment plans available?
What if I fail to pay my tuition and/or fees?
What if I make a payment that is returned for insufficient funds?
A dishonored check or disputed credit card charge:
What happens if I owe a debt to the university?
Should a student, or former student, fail to pay a debt owed to the university, the university may withhold permission to register, revoke eligibility to use facilities or various services until the debt is paid (see Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Sections 42380 and 42381). If a student believes that he or she does not owe all or part of an unpaid obligation to the university, the student should contact Student Financial Services at (760) 750-4490 or firstname.lastname@example.org or in-person at the Cashier’s Office in Cougar Central (CRAVEN 3800).
NOTE: Extended Learning (EL) classes may have a different fee structure and drop/refund policies.
What is the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement?
Am I required to review and accept the agreement?
What is the purpose of the agreement?
How do I complete the Financial Responsibility Agreement?
Someone else is paying my tuition, do I have to accept the agreement?
I have scholarships/aid that is covering my tuition and fees, do I have to accept the agreement?
I accepted the Agreement, but still cannot register. What should I do?
Where can I review the terms and conditions of the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement?
Regulations governing the refund of mandatory fees, including nonresident tuition, are included in Section 41802 of Title 5, California Code of Regulations. For purposes of the refund policy, mandatory tuition fees are defined as those system wide fees and campus fees that are required to be paid in order to enroll in state-supported academic programs at the California State University.