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California State University, Long Beach

Paying Your Fees

How to Pay
When to Pay
How Much to Pay
Payment Plans and Short Term Loans
Fee Deferment

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.

How to Pay

To Pay By: Go To: Remember:

Personal Check, Cashiers' Check, or Money Order

Payable to California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)

Must be written in blue or black ink

Payable in $USD

  • "Student Payment Drop Box" in Brotman Hall courtyard
  • Any U.S. Mail box*

*The University is not responsible for delayed or lost mail.

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  • Mail your payment to: Cashiers' Office, BH-148, 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90840-0103

Please allow 10 working days for mailed payments to be processed prior to your fee due date.

E-Check Electronic Check

MyCSULB
  • Have your campus ID ready.
  • Have your banking information ready (account and routing number).

SmartPay for Credit Cards:
MasterCard, Discover, American Express, VISA

MyCSULB
  • Have your campus ID ready.
  • Have your credit card number and expiration date ready.
  • SmartPay charges a 2.75% service charge.

The university has contracted with CASHNet SmartPay to accept credit card payments. SmartPay charges a 2.75% service charge on all payment transactions. There is no convenience fee to pay by E-Check at MyCSULB or in person with ATM/Debit, check, money order, or cash.

If you pay by credit card or e-check, you will receive email confirmation or may print your receipt online. If you pay by mail or drop box, your cancelled check will serve as your receipt. Please write the student's nine digit campus ID on the front of the check. If you would like a cash register receipt, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your payment and make your request clear. If you pay in person, you will receive a cash register receipt. For a duplicate receipt, go to the Cashiers' Office or contact Student Account Services, (562) 985-8280.

The university also offers payment plans and short term loans if you don’t have the funds to pay your fees all at once or your financial aid won't cover all your fees.

To view your account summary and make payment by credit card or e-check, go to MyCSULB.

Dishonored Checks

A $20 dishonored check fee will be charged to your account if a personal check or e-check is returned dishonored for any reason. You will receive a letter from the university notifying you to pay the $20 immediately plus the amount of the dishonored check or e-check in cash, cashier's check, money order, or by credit card. Personal checks will not be accepted for repayment of dishonored checks.

Disputed Credit Card Charges

Contact Student Account Services, (562) 985-8280, before disputing a credit card charge through your bank. If a credit card charge on your student account is disputed, a $10 disputed charge fee will be charged to your account and you will owe the University the $10 fee plus the amount of the original credit card charge. If you pay your registration fees by credit card and that payment is later disputed by you, Student Account Services may cancel your classes and place a financial hold on your access to transcripts, grades and registration.

When to Pay

Fall 2014 fees are due 30 days from the date you register for classes or by August 13, 2014 whichever comes first. If you register after August 13, 2014, your fees are due the day you register. If not paid, a hold will be placed on your account the following day, preventing adds, transcripts, and other services. You will not be cancelled from classes immediately, however, you are encouraged to make payment immediately to confirm your registration requests and to avoid subsequent cancellation of all or some of your classes.

Spring 2015 fees are due 30 days from the date you register for classes or by January 7, 2015 whichever comes first. If you register after January 7, 2015, your fees are due the day you register. If not paid, a hold will be placed on your account the following day, preventing adds, transcripts, and other services. You will not be cancelled from classes immediately, however, you are encouraged to make payment immediately to confirm your registration requests and to avoid subsequent cancellation of all or some of your classes.

If you do not intend to attend the current term, you should drop all classes before the first day of instruction. If you drop all your classes once instruction begins, you will owe pro-rata fees based on the date of withdrawal. This also applies to students with financial aid fee deferments at the time of registration who later do not qualify for aid or decline aid.

To avoid cancellation of classes, you are strongly encouraged to pay your Tuition and Mandatory Fees at the time you register. If you register via the web at "My CSULB", you may then pay your fees by E-check or credit card at the same time.

You are responsible for confirming your registration requests by making any payments necessary even if you do not receive a written bill or reminder of a balance due and deadline date.

How Much to Pay

Tuition and Mandatory Fees for California Residents Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Undergraduate, 6 or fewer units: $2,077.00 $2,077.00
Undergraduate, more than 6 units: $3,266.00 $3,266.00
Graduate, 6 or fewer units: $2,443.00 $2,443.00
Graduate, more than 6 units: $3,859.00 $3,859.00
Teacher credential, 6 or fewer units: $2,332.00 $2,332.00
Teacher credential, more than 6 units: $3,664.00 $3,664.00
Doctorate (Education) $6,049.00 $6,049.00
Doctorate (Physical Therapy) $8,564.00 $8,564.00

Note:Teacher Credential Program participants are postbaccalaureate students who have been admitted to a Multiple Subject, Single Subject or Special Education teaching credential. Students pursuing an advanced or service credential or who are simultaneously enrolled in a Master’s program pay the Graduate rate.

Failure to pay your fees by your due date will result in the cancellation of your course requests.

If you register for classes after the first day of instruction and are subsequently dropped for non-payment, you may still be responsible for a pro-rated amount.

If you register after instruction has begun, your Tuition and Mandatory Fees will include an additional $25 non-refundable Late Registration fee.

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Payment Plan

Payment Plan contracts are offered to assist students with paying tuition and fees and divides tuition and fees into equal payments. They are available from the beginning of enrollment to approximately three weeks after classes start each semester. Payment Plans are now available on-line at your MyCSULB under the Student Center/Finances/Enroll in Payment Plan. Available Payment plans are determined at sign up, and no down payment is required. A non-refundable $33.00 administrative fee is charged for participation in a Payment Plan, and is included as a part of the first installment payment. Once you enroll in a payment plan, changes to your academic load, subsequent fee increases or new charges may affect the amount of your payments which are not necessarily distributed evenly. It is your responsibility to check your account for any such changes.

The Payment plan does not cover some fees, such as library fines or tuition from a previous term. These fees will need to be paid prior to enrollment in a Payment plan. If the student is not eligible, a student's account will not allow them to enroll. A payment plan is also available for Non Resident Tuition (Enrollment is only available in-person at the Cashiering office in Brotman Hall BH-148). Please note if the contract is not reflected on your student account, classes are subject to cancellation. It is the student's responsibility to check their MyCSULB account to ensure the Payment Plan is successfully enrolled and to verify due dates. For additional questions, contact Student Account Services at (562) 985-8280.

Detailed Enrollment Instructions - Payment Plan Enrollment

If your balance becomes delinquent, you may be placed with an outside collection agency. You will be responsible for any additional fees. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit reporting agency if you fail to resolve this matter immediately.

Short-Term Loans

The University offers two short-term loan programs. One is for assistance with paying registration fees and the other is for help to purchase books. Registration loans are offered for the amount of your registration fees not including course fees. Book loans are $500 for full-time students and $300 for part-time students. The last day to apply for either loan is approximately three weeks after classes start each semester.

Registration loans for the semester are available at the beginning of registration. Book loan applications are available approximately 4 weeks prior to the start of each semester. Both will be disbursed as long as funds are available.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You do not have a past due balance for a prior term.
  • You are admitted for the term.
  • You are not awarded Financial Aid for the term.
  • You have not already paid your Tuition and Mandatory Fees / Non-Resident Tuition for the term. (Book Loan excluded)
  • You must provide proof of employment for the Short-Term Loan and the Book Loan.
  • You must have an overall GPA of 2.0 to participate in the Short-Term Loan and the Book Loan.
  • Book Loan requires enrollment in E-Refund.

There is a $15 processing fee on both loans. The due date on both loans is 90 days from the start of the contract.

For additional information on financial programs, refunds, etc, go to Fees and Finances - Details.

If your balance becomes delinquent, you may be placed with an outside collection agency. You will be responsible for any additional fees. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit reporting agency if you fail to resolve this matter immediately.

Fee Deferment

Deferments are issued based on the expectation that tuition and mandatory fees will be paid by financial aid. For additional information, go to Financial Aid Fee Deferment

For more information on fees, go to Fees and Finances - Basics.