Paying Your Balance

After charges are applied to your account, payments for your fees can be made in a number of ways. Banking delays or long lines can affect timely payments. To avoid late fees or being subject to disenrollment, make an early payment.

Don't wait in line. Pay online or ahead of time! 

Early payments allow us to catch and resolve issues in a timely manner.  If you have any additional questions or concerns that are not addressed on this page, please contact us. 

 


 
Out-of-pocket Payments

In-Person Payments - Cashier's Office (UH-180)

  • Personal Checks (In-person or by mail)
    Make payable to CSUF or CSU Fullerton. Write your name and CWID number on the front of the check. The university is not responsible for carrier delays for mail-in payments. Post-marked dates are not honored. A $25.00 fee will be charged for payments made by checks that are returned by your bank, for any reason. Students with two or more dishonored payments will lose personal check-writing privileges with the University.
  • Cashier's Check, Money Order, Traveler's Check (In-person or by mail)
    Make payable to CSUF or CSU Fullerton. Write your name and CWID number on the front of the cashier's check, money order, or traveler's check. The university is not responsible for carrier delays for mail-in payments. Post-marked dates are not honored.
  • Cash
    Cash must be paid in person at the UH-180 Cashier's Office during regular office hours. Please do not send cash in the mail or place cash in the Drop Box at Window #10.
  • Debit Cards
    Except for international debit cards, CSUF accepts all ATM/Debit Cards with a valid PIN. ATM/Debit cards may have a daily spending limit depending on your issuing bank. (Bank account information can also be used online as an E-Check payment without service fees. See "Online Payments - ECheck" below for more information). A $25.00 charge will be applied to payments made by ATM that are returned by your bank, for any reason. Students with two or more dishonored payments will lose personal check-writing privileges with the University. 
  • TITAN Tender
    Titan Tender cannot be used to pay tuition and housing fees posted in Student Accounts.

Payments made by mail or in-person are due by 5:00 PM on payment deadlines. Post-marked dates are not honored. A drop box is located at UH-180, Window #10 for 24/7 payments that will be processed the next business day. All payments must be for the exact amount due on your student account. Payments made in excess of the amount due will not be accepted.

Online Payments - Student Portal

  • E-Check (ACH)
    No merchant fee is charged when you use the payment option of E-check (ACH). Input your bank information (account number and bank routing number which you verify with your banking information) into the secure University Payments page and the authorized payment will be subtracted from your bank account with 1-2 days. Be advised that debit card numbers are not bank account numbers. A $25.00 fee will be charged for payments made by ACH that are returned by your bank, for any reason. Students with two or more dishonored payments will lose personal check-writing, ACH privileges with the University.
  • Credit Cards
    VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
    A 2.75% non-refundable merchant fee is charged on all credit card payment transactions made online via your Student Center. VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are all accepted online. A $25.00 fee will be charged for payments made by credit cards that are returned by your bank, for any reason. Students with two or more dishonored payments will lose personal check-writing privileges with the University. 
  • Debit Cards (Processed as Credit Cards)
    All ATM/Debit Cards processed online are processed as credit card transactions and are subject to a 2.75% non-refundable credit card processing fee. Please note that ATM/Debit Cards have a daily limit which may vary depending on the issuing bank. 
  • International Fund Transfers (IFT)
    This payment option allows you to pay your student account balance in the currency of your choice electronically through Western Union Business Solutions or Flywire. Click "Making International Payments" link below for more information. 

Payments made online are due by 11:30 PM on payment deadlines. Pending transactions are not considered payments. Please visit our Online Payment Tutorial for a walk-through in making payments online. 

 Making International Payments 

 



Tuition Installment Payment Plans (TIPP)

Partial payments for Registration and Tuition Fees or Non-Resident Tuition Fee are only accepted with an approved  Tuition Installment Payment Plan (TIPP)  agreement. A non-refundable administrative fee is charged to enroll in the Tuition Installment Payment Plan.
Additional TIPP Details

 



Third Party funding

Funds may come from other sources to assist in paying or waiving the cost of tuition and fees. Eligible students may find more information from various other departments below. If you have any additional third party funding questions, please contact our office at (657) 278-4702.

The OFfice of financial aid

For Questions about grants, student & PLUS loans, Federal Work-Study, or scholarships, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at UH-146 for more information. You can reach them at (657) 278-3125.

Without confirmed anticipated aid, students may be responsible to make out-of-pocket payments by the payment deadline. Check your financial aid eligibility with the Office of Financial AidOpens in new window

Athletic Scholarships

For more information contact the Athletic Department or call them at (657) 278-2777. 

Please contact the Athletic Department at least five business days prior to your registration appointment to confirm eligibility.

For winter and summer semesters, contact University Extended Education.

International Sponsorships

Please submit your financial guarantee to the office of  International Student Services in CP-200. Visit the ISS website for more information. 

Authorizations must be submitted at least five business days prior to registration. 

For winter and summer terms, please contact the University Extended Education office.

Third party sponsorships

Complete and submit an authorization or a purchase order from your employer to SFS Third Party
thirdparty@fullerton.edu

Documents must be submitted at least five business days prior to your registration appointment to confirm eligibility.

For winter and summer terms, please contact the University Extended Education office.

State & Vocational Rehabilitation 

Contact the Disability Support Services office in UH 101 for assistance with registration.

Authorizations must be submitted at least five business days prior to registration. For more information, please visit the Disability Support Services website.

Veteran Benefits & funding Options

Only veterans attending their first semester at CSUF and receiving GI Bill® benefits are eligible.

Submit Chapter 31 & 33 papers and authorization to  Veterans Certification Office  in UH-230 at least five business days prior to your Titan registration appointment. 

 

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Fee waivers

Applications for the waiver are obtained at the Veterans Certification Office in the student's residing county.

Submit the approval letter to the Veterans Certification Office on campus in UH-230 at least five business days prior to your registration appointment to confirm eligibility.

For winter and summer terms, please contact the University Extended Education office.

Employee
Fee waivers

Contact the Fee Waiver Coordinator in the Benefits Office at CP-700 or by calling (657) 278-5311.

Authorizations must be approved and submitted at least five business days prior to payment deadline.  

529 plan information

Please instruct your plan to complete the following:

  • Make checks payable to CSUF not the beneficiary
  • Include the student's CWID number
  • Mail payments to:
    University Hall - 180
    PO Box 6808
    Fullerton, CA 92834

529 plans continued

For more information on 529 plans, please contact us at Student Financial Services.

Phone: (657) 278-2495

Email: sfs@fullerton.edu

Funds received in excess of the amount due will not be accepted.

additional information

Questions or Concerns?


Please contact our office if you have any additional third party funding questions.

Phone: (657) 278-4702

Email: thirdparty@fullerton.edu

Financial Aid Awards and Payments

 

Confirmed Anticipated-Aid

If you have confirmed anticipated financial aid, you may be eligible to postpone payment of your registration fees and Tuition Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) until your confirmed financial aid has disbursed at the beginning of the semester.

Your confirmed anticipated financial aid must be greater than or equal to your due now charges by the payment deadline to avoid being subject to disenrollment or assessed late fees.

Confirmed anticipated financial aid must be accepted or authorized by the Office of Financial Aid.

  • Most grants are automatically accepted on your behalf.
  • You must formally accept a loan to use those funds as anticipated aid (Master Promissory Note and Counseling required).

Contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine your financial aid eligibility or if you have questions regarding your financial aid package. 

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY

Financial Aid may be contingent on total units enrolled. Dropping below 12 units may alter your aid eligibility and result in your financial aid being adjusted. 

If you drop one or more courses after a Federal Pell Grant, Cal Grant B Access Grant or State University Grant was disbursed to you or applied to your University account, you may be billed for some or all of the previously disbursed funds.
If you receive financial aid and completely withdraw from the University, we will calculate the amount of federal financial aid you "earned" based on the number of days you were enrolled. You may be required to repay a portion of the funds you received. 
Contact the Office of Financial AidOpens in new window for more information and to determine how much you would be required to repay.

What if My Balance is not Paid Off?

 

DISENROLLMENT

Campus policy states that payment for fees must be received by the payment due date.

If your payment is not received within that time frame your registration may be canceled (you may be subject to disenrollment from your classes).

For questions about disenrollment please contact us at enroll-canc@fullerton.edu


HOLDS ON STUDENT'S ACCOUNT

Should a student or former student fail to pay a fee or a debt to the University, the University may “withhold permission to register, to use facilities for which a fee is authorized to be charged, to receive services, materials, food or merchandise or any combination of the above from any person owing a debt” until the debt is paid (Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Sections 42380 and 42381).

Students who register for courses offered by the University are obligated to pay for the fees associated with registration for those courses. Failure to cancel registration in a course for an academic term before the first day of the academic term gives rise to an obligation to pay student fees including any tuition for the reservation of space in the course.

The University may withhold permission to register or to receive official transcripts of grades or other services offered by the University from anyone owing fees or any other debt to the University.

Additional collection action may be taken including collection agency referral, reporting to a credit bureau, and/or submittal for the offset of future state tax refunds, including any applicable costs of collection. If a student believes he or she does not owe all or part of an unpaid obligation, the student may contact Student Financial Services at sfs@fullerton.edu. Please be sure to provide us with your full name and CWID number so that we may access your account. Student Financial Services, or another office on campus to which the Student Financial Services may refer the student, will review all pertinent information provided by the student and available to the campus, and advise the student of its conclusions.

UNIVERSITY COLLECTIONS AND COLLECTION AGENCIES

The University will try to work with you to collect the obligation owing to the University. Visit our Collections page for more information. 

If we are unable to collect the debt, we may turn over your account to an outside collection agency.


FRANCHISE TAX BOARD OFFSET

If you have an outstanding obligation to the University, we may file a claim with the State Controller to offset the amount due against any refund of State Income Tax, or any amount of money from any other source that the State may owe you (Government Code, Section 12419.5). 

Government Code Section 12419.5 authorizes the State Controller’s office to collect money that is due to one state agency by an individual by deducting the number of credits due to such individual by another state agency. This procedure is called an interagency intercept. An amount owed to an individual by the State may be for a refund of tax, license, or fee; payment of services received or materials purchased. Refunds of retirement contributions are not subject to intercept. Franchise Tax Board (FTB) operates the Interagency Intercept Collection program on behalf of the State Controller's office. FTB’s Interagency Intercept Collection program receives requests from participating agencies to intercept tax refunds or lottery winnings from individuals or business entities that owe delinquent amounts to state and local agencies.

For any further questions regarding FTB, please send an email to studentFTB@fullerton.edu. Please be sure to provide us with your full name and CWID number so that we may access your account.