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Payment Plans

CSU San Marcos offers students and families an interest free, installment payment plan for tuition

Plans are available for Fall and Spring terms with a non-refundable $25.00 service fee for each term a payment plan is utilized.  There is no auto-renewal of payment plans.

Each payment plan consists of four payments that covers state tuition, state class/course fees, Extended Learning course fees, or non-resident tuition and the $25 service fee.  Mandatory campus fees, parking, and housing fees are not eligible for payment plans and must be paid by the published payment deadline.

Once enrolled in classes, please follow the steps below:

HOW TO REGISTER FOR PAYMENT PLAN (click to view screenshots)  

  1. Log in to Student Center through your MyCSUSM portal.
  2. Scroll down to the Finances Section and click on the drop down menu arrow.
  3. Select the “Enroll in Payment Plan” option.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to register for the plan.
  5. After registering for the payment plan, click on “Account Inquiry”.
  6. Select “Charges Due” to see a detailed listing of your payment due dates.

The first installment, mandatory campus fees, and the non-refundable $25 service fee are due prior to the published fee payment deadlines.  If those fees are not received by the payment deadline, you may be dropped from all of your classes.

Please arrange for payments prior to due dates to avoid a potential late payment plan fee of $15 (up to a maximum of $30) and a hold being placed on your account.

A student defaulting on an installment agreement for any term will not be eligible to register for a payment plan again until all outstanding balances are paid in full.

Payment for fees that are returned by your bank for any reason will result in penalty charges and may result in your classes being dropped.

Contacting Cashiers Office:
Location: Cougar Central, Craven Hall 3800
Phone: (760) 750-4490
Fax: (760) 750-3158

Please remember the student must turn in a
FERPA release form to the Cashier's office before we can disclose any financial information pertaining to the student's account to you.  The student must bring the FERPA release form, and a picture ID, to sign the form at the Cashier's office (located in Cougar Central Craven Hall 3800).