Tuition and Fees: Payment Methods
CSULB accepts the following forms of payment:
|Check or Money Order
Personal Check, Cashiers Check or Money Order
|E-Check (Electronic Check)||
SmartPay for Credit Cards (Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and Visa)
Explore additional payment options and assistance programs below:
Students who are participating in the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program can find additional information about tuition rates in the Per-Unit Tuition Costs for the Military Student Tuition Assistance Program policy.
The CSULB Financial Aid and Scholarships team is here to support you with resources and tools that may help you apply for aid and fund your educational goals. Learn more via Financial Aid and Scholarships.
California residents who are age 60 years or older may attend classes at CSULB by applying and completing admission via the Older Adult Degree Program. Through this pathway, qualifying applicants may see greatly reduced fees but still must complete general university requirements for admission, registration, and enrollment.
Payment Plan contracts are offered to assist students with paying tuition and fees by dividing tuition and fees into equal payments. Payment Plans are online at your MyCSULB Student Center under Finances/Enroll in Payment Plan.
A non-refundable $33.00 administrative fee is charged for participation in each Basic and Non-Resident 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. 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 562.985.5471.
If a company or organization wishes to pay your fees, a sponsorship agreement and authorization of services must be received, prior to registration by Student Account Services. Submit a sponsorship inquiry.
If your sponsor does not pay some or all of your fees, it is your responsibility to pay or your classes may be canceled, a financial hold placed on your record and services withheld until fees are paid.
If you are a veteran or dependent of a veteran, you may be eligible for financial assistance for your higher education. For more information, go to Veterans' Affairs Services or the Veterans Affairs Office, Foundation Building 265, or call 562.985.5115.