Paying your Orientation Fee

Orientation is a fee based program, meaning, without the fee, we cannot offer this service to our new students. Therefore, we have strict policies in place to ensure we receive these fees. When students make an Orientation reservation in MyCSUSM, the Orientation fee will be automatically charged to the student account. Students must pay the Orientation fee prior to attending their reserved session. Please do not send payment prior to a reservation being made. Students who have not paid the Orientation fee within a week of their scheduled session will not be permitted to attend. 

Orientation Fees:

First Year Student Orientation: $90 per student

Transfer Student Orientation: $65 per student

Family Orientation: $40 per guest (up to 2 guests may attend)*

*Family Orientation sessions are only offered during selected First Year Orientation sessions. Guests are otherwise not permitted at Orientation.

Orientation Fee Payment Options:

Pay Online:

Log on to MyCSUSM and access Student Services to pay your fees directly using your MasterCard, Discover Card, VISA, American Express or Electronic Check (a 2.75% convenience charge will be assessed for all credit card payments. E-Checks have no convenience fee.)

Pay in person:

Cash, checks & ATM Debit cards are accepted at the Office of Student Financial Services in Cougar Central located in Craven Hall 3800.

Pay by mail:

Checks/money orders can be mailed to:

     CSUSM
     ATTN: Cashiers
     333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd
     San Marcos, CA 92096-0001

Check/money order can be dropped in the drop box located in Tukwut Courtyard outside of Cougar Central (Craven Hall 3800). 

Please make checks payable to "CSUSM" and write your student ID number on the check.  For all services, please have your student/picture ID available for verification.