Your  Account:

Pay Tuition / Fees

Payments for tuition and fees can be made online at MyCSUSM via your Student Center, or in-person at the Cashier’s office.

Cashier’s Office:

  • Location: Cougar Central, Administrative Building 3800
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM
  • Email:
  • Phone: (760) 750-4490

Online Payments:

The Finances section in your Student Center will reveal your account summary and total balance due. To pay your balance, click the “Make a Payment” button:

Click on Make a Payment

The Charges Due page provides a detailed list of charges, as well as the due date for each.

Click on Charges Due

To see a detailed list of your charges due, click the drop-down menu and select “Due Charges”, and click the arrow button:

Details by Charge

To review any payments or financial aid that has been disbursed, click the “Payments” link in the drop-down and click the arrow button:

Click on Payments

Payment History page reveals each payment transaction, including financial aid disbursements:

Payment History

View Current Payment Deadlines

Installment payment plans are available.

Please note that while Student Financial Services will send communications that include due-date reminders, it is the sole responsibility of each student to pay all fees by the stated deadlines listed above.

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 fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory system wide fees, are subject to change 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, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory system wide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028-66028.6 of the Education Code.)