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Step 3—Pay Basic Tuition and Fees

Payment of the basic tuition and fees is required before the registration date and time indicated in your SDSU WebPortal. You will receive an email notice in July instructing you to go to "My Registration" in your SDSU WebPortal for your registration date and fee payment information. You must pay these fees by the payment deadline using the Student Account Services website. After your first semester, you are responsible for checking your SDSU WebPortal for this information.

Things to remember when paying your basic tuition and fees:

  • If you paid the Intent to Enroll $400 deposit, subtract this amount from your basic tuition and fee payment. (If you are not sure, you may check your transaction history by selecting “Online Student Account Services” on the Student Account Services website.)
  • Pay parking and student ID card fees with your basic tuition and fees if needed.
  • Pay online using your checking account information (eCheck) or credit card (American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard or Visa).
  • Mail your payment by downloading a payment coupon from the SDSU WebPortal, following the coupon instructions, and mailing it with a check or money order.
  • Make a partial payment ($860) using the Basic Tuition and Fee Installment Plan by selecting “Online Student Account Services” on the Student Account Services website. Complete the Installment Contract online using My Payment Plan and submit payment using your checking account information (eCheck) or credit card (American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, or Visa).

If you are eligible for financial aid basic tuition and fee payment postponement, you may delay payment. You can determine your eligibility for financial aid fee payment postponement by accessing “My Registration” in the SDSU WebPortal. When your financial aid is disbursed, amounts due for basic tuition and fees will be deducted automatically from the amount you receive. If your aid is unavailable or insufficient to cover all of your fees, you are responsible for paying your fees.

Any unpaid fees or additional fees incurred, due to lab fees or units added, will be billed to you after the schedule adjustment deadline. Student Account Services will send you an email directing you to the Student Account Services website so that you can download and pay your balance. It is a good idea to check your student account (select “Online Student Account Services”) every few weeks in case you do not receive an email. The Billing Statement Dates schedule is located on the Student Account Services website. Find out more about SDSU's costs of attendance.

Estimated Costs of Attendance

For the most up-to-date information regarding tuition and fees refer to the Student Account Services website.

Graduate Estimated Costs for 2016–17

  GRADUATE CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS GRADUATE NONRESIDENTS OUT-OF-STATE GRADUATE NONRESIDENTS INTERNATIONAL
Basic Tuition and Fees* $8,350 $8,350 See International Tuition and Fees page.
Nonresident Tuition** 0 $6,696
Estimated Off-Campus Food and Housing $13,379 $13,379
Total*** $21,729 $28,425

* Basic tuition and fees for first-time teacher credential students are $7,960. Graduate business students in selected degree programs pay an additional $254 per unit. Doctoral programs have different tuition and fee costs, check the Student Account Services website.

** Nonresident tuition is based on 9 units each semester at $372 per unit.

*** Plan for additional expenses that will increase your cost of attendance. For graduate students, we estimate the average annual cost of books and supplies to be $1,818; transportation to be $2,137, and personal expenses to be $1,416. If these amounts match your personal situation, then you would add them to the overall cost of attendance listed above.

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 fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change 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, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).