Financial Services Fundamentals Overview

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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.



Overview on Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance Fee Schedule

Tuition Fees

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.

Application Fee

A fee that is charged when a student applies for admission to CSU Stanislaus. 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 CSU Stanislaus 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. CSU Stanislaus 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.

Health Facilities

Fee to support the Health Center facility (Map, Building #29). The CSU Stanislaus 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 infirmary (short stay) rooms.

Health Services

Fee charged to all students, to provide basic campus-based health services. The CSU Stanislaus 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 CSU Stanislaus 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 CSU Stanislaus Associated Students, Inc. to fund student programs and services.

Athletics Fee

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

Course Fees

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 Fee

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?

What is the E-Bill statement?

Why don't my parents receive the billing invoice at home and why can't they receive any information about it over the phone?

When are the student and university fees listed on my Schedule Bill due?

What if I can't pay by the payment deadline?

I didn't receive an E-Bill so I didn't know my balance due. Why do I have late fees?

I registered for classes but I never attended. Why do I have to pay?

Do you offer a payment plan for current tuition?

Do you offer a payment plan for past due charges?

Why isn't my hold released once I have a payment plan with the university?

Does tax offset show up on my credit report?


Payment Information

Student Identification

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.

Payment Location

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.

Payment Type

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.

Payment Deadline

Payment deadlines are set for each term. See the Course Schedule for payment deadlines or view “charges due” link in your MY CSUStan service center.

Payment Refund

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.

Refund Policy

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.


Financial Aid

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 CSU Stanislaus

Work-Study Program

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.


Overview on Warrior Card

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 student to access essential campus services. Warrior Cards are distributed at the Stockton Center, Student Information Desk and at the Turlock Campus, University Student Union Information Desk.

The Warrior Card is your key to:

  • Identification - In addition to your photo, your Card has your unique ID number printed and encoded on the magnetic stripe. It is required for all Cashier transactions.
  • Meal Plans - Campus residents swipe the Card to access Meal Plan dollars at all Campus Dining Locations.
  • Libraries - Card is used to check out library materials and access other resources and services.
  • Enrollment Services - Card will be swiped to access your student records.
  • Student Recreation Complex - Access privileges for current students, faculty, and staff.
  • Warrior Cash - Make cashless purchases and pay for services at campus locations and local businesses.
  • Banking Convenience - Make your card an ATM/PIN-debit card when you link it to a Wells Fargo College Checking account.
  • OIT Lab Print Account - You can use Warrior Cash to add funds to your OIT Computer Lab Print Balance account

About Warrior Cash

Warrior Cash is a prepaid spending account on your Warrior Card. Warrior Cash can be used to make purchases at Campus Dining locations and the Bookstore. It is also accepted at subscribing local businesses.