The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.
Fee Payment Deadlines
Installment Payment Plan
Overview on Cost of Attendance
The term "Tuition Fees" is used to refer to all fees charged to register for classes. All fees are mandatory; no fee or part of a fee is optional. Components include fee for: Tuition Fee, Instructionally Related Activities, Health Facility, Health Services, Associated Students, University Union, Athletics, Student Recreation Complex, Orientation, Nonresident tuition, Graduate Business Professional Fee (MBA), Doctoral Fee, and any required course fees.
A fee that is charged when a student applies for admission to Stanislaus State. The fee funds the cost of application review and acceptance process.
Tuition Fee - Resident
The State Tuition fee is used to support basic instruction and other mandatory university costs.
Tuition Fee - Nonresident
For International and Non-Resident Tuition there is an additional per unit fee charge to cover the full cost of education. No state support is provided for non-resident students. Cost of Attendance Fee Schedule
Graduate Business Professional Fee (MBA)
Per unit fee charged to students enrolled in Graduate Business Professional program (MBA).
Other Stanislaus State Student Fees
Public funds, State allocations to CSU, cannot be used to support facilities or non-educational services such as housing, parking, athletics, etc. Consequently, in order to provide facilities and services, campus-based fees (Category II fees) are required for enrollment. Stanislaus State campus based fees are as follows:
Instructionally Related Activity
Fee for those activities and laboratory experiences that are at least partially sponsored by an academic discipline or department and that are, in the judgment of the president of a particular campus, with the approval of the trustees, integrally related to its formal instructional offerings.
Fee to support the Health Center facility (Map, Building #29). The Stanislaus State Health Center facility is equipped with eight up-to-date examination rooms, a pharmacy, a clinical laboratory, a medical library, a minor surgery room, and two infirmaries (short stay) rooms.
Fee charged to all students, to provide basic campus-based health services. The Stanislaus State Student Health Center is a fully accredited outpatient clinic that provides primary medical care, health education, wellness promotion, and disease prevention.
University Union Fee
Fee paid to support the university union building. The Stanislaus State University Union maintains several facilities that are available for use by campus and community members: Campus Information Desk, Event Center, Carol Burke Student Lounge, Game Room, Conference Rooms, and Student Government administration office.
Associated Students Fee
Fee is determined by student referendum and is used by the Stanislaus State Associated Students, Inc. to fund student programs and services.
Fee to support student athletic programs.
Student Recreational Complex Fee
Fee determined by student referendum to support a recreation facility that includes aerobics room, personal fitness room, multi-sport gymnasium for recreation play, outdoor track, and climbing boulders. Student Recreation Center
Additional fees have been instituted for certain courses; charged to provide consumable materials or services to students that supplement the basic curriculum. Courses requiring an additional fee are noted in the Schedule of Classes online.
Parking permits are required in order to use campus parking facilities. The fee is used for the operations, construction, and maintenance of parking facilities. More Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I pay Athletics, Recreation Center, Union and Health Center fees when I don't use those particular services?
The Athletics, Recreation Center, Union, Health Center and other campus fees are mandatory and all students are required to pay them as part of their total tuition.
What is the E-Bill statement?
A notice provided electronically by e-mail as a courtesy to notify students of their current university fees, housing and other miscellaneous charges that are still outstanding on their account. If there are any concerns or discrepancies involving your billing invoice please contact Student Services at 209-667-3063.
Why don't my parents receive the billing invoice at home and why can't they receive any information about it over the phone?
Since the billing invoices are in the student's name, the student bears responsibility for payment. For this reason, the billing invoices are sent to the student's e-mail address as maintained by Enrollment Services. Parents (or anyone else) are not allowed to receive specific information about a student's bill per federal regulations on the right of privacy (FERPA). Students may allow someone else to also receive these notices by authorizing and providing the appropriate email address (link: mycsustan)
When are the student and university fees listed on my Schedule Bill due?
Payments are due by the dates listed the Money Matters section of the current Information Guide to the Schedule of Classes or are listed on this website under the link "Fee Payment Deadlines". Pay Housing & Meal Plan charges in accordance with your Housing License.
What if I can't pay by the payment deadline?
You may be disenrolled and your classes will be dropped. Your account may be assessed a late fee of $25.00 if it remains unpaid after census. Delinquent accounts will be placed on hold so you cannot register for additional classes, receive transcripts or use any other university service until your account is paid. If your fees remain delinquent then your account will be referred to the Franchise Tax Board for offset of any state tax refund or lottery winnings, and to a collection agency.
I didn't receive an E-Bill so I didn't know my balance due. Why do I have late fees?
You are responsible for full payment of all charges on your account by the due date whether or not you receive a billing invoice. The fees are listed in the Money Matters section of the current Schedule of classes and also on this website under "Fee Schedule". Review your account balance and due dates at mycsustan link.
I registered for classes but I never attended. Why do I have to pay?
When you register for a class, you are liable for payment of the charges on that class, whether or not you attend. To have all charges removed, you must drop the class(es) prior to the first day of the term. To drop classes you need to fill out an add/drop form and deliver it to Enrollment Services or drop your classes through the Web On-line System mycsustan link
Do you offer a payment plan for current tuition?
Yes, an installment payment plans (IPP) is available to students who owe for current term tuition fees. The installment payment plan allows you to make three payments and extend the time you have to pay current term tuition and pay in smaller increments than the whole amount due. To learn more about installment payment plans click in the Installment Payment Plan link (link).
Do you offer a payment plan for past due charges?
Yes, a payment plans is available to students who owe for delinquent and past-due student fees. The University payment plan (promissory note) allows you to extend the time you have to pay past due tuition and fees and pay in smaller increments than the whole amount due. To learn more about payment plans for delinquent accounts, contact Student Financial Services, MSR 100, (209) 667-3063.
Why isn't my hold released once I have a payment plan with the university?
Holds are placed on student accounts for various reasons; one being that the student in question has an outstanding balance. Although you have signed a promissory note stating you will pay your fees off in a certain amount of time, you still have an outstanding balance until those fees are completely paid and thus, will continue to have a hold on your account.
Does tax offset show up on my credit report?
No, being on tax offset does not affect your overall credit report.
The Warrior Card is the official identification card of California State University, Stanislaus. It is issued to all members of the University Community and is required for identification for all student access essential campus services. How to get a Warrior card.
Payment Due Date
Registration Fees are due in accordance with the deadlines. Enrollment cancellation occurs on unpaid accounts on dates after the payment deadline.
Fees can be paid at the campus Cashier’s Office (Mary Stuart Rogers Educational Services Gateway Building, first floor), at Stockton Center (Acacia Court), 612 E. Magnolia Street, Stockton, or online.
Cashier’s Office: Pay with cash, check, money order, cashier check, Warrior Card cash; Cashiers Office does not accept credit, debit, or ATM cards. Please make checks made payable to “CSU Stanislaus”
Online via MyCSUSTAN service center: Pay with ACH electronic check with no additional charge. Pay by Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card) with 2.9% convenience fee.
See the Informational Guide to the Class Schedule for the last day to withdraw from a class and receive a pro-rata refund.
Installment Payment Plan
An installment payment plan (IPP) is available to students who owe for current term tuition fees. The installment payment plan allows you to make three payments and extend the time you have to pay current term tuition and pay in smaller increments than the whole amount due. Learn more about installment payment plans.
For state-supported semesters, quarters, and non-standard terms of courses of four (4) weeks or more, a student who withdraws during the term in accordance with the University’s established procedures will receive a refund of mandatory fees, including non-resident tuition, based on the portion of the term during which the student was enrolled. No student withdrawing after the 60 percent point in the term will be entitled to a refund of any mandatory fees or non-resident tuition. For a full refund of mandatory fees, including non-resident tuition, a student must cancel registration or drop all courses prior to the first day of instruction for the term. Get more information for Refund for Extended Education classes.
Direct Deposit (EFT)
The fastest method to receive refunds is through Direct Deposit. A student can authorize direct deposit by going to My CSUSTAN and enrolling with their bank routing and account.
The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office administers Federal and State financial aid programs and University scholarship funds available to help students meet their educational expenses.
Student Working at Stanislaus State
The Work-Study Program is a federally funded grant program which provides employment for either undergraduate or graduate student to help with the cost of education.
Non-Work Study Employment
Student Assistant positions are available through the Human Resources office.
IRS Form 1098-T
IRS Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement, is an informational statement required by the IRS to assist the student and the IRS in determining if the student qualifies for a tax credit.