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How To Pay Your Fees

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 Much Do I Owe? 

CAL STATE SAN MARCOS DOES NOT BILL STUDENTS FOR CURRENT FEES DUE - Please go to MyCSUSM student center (Finances tab ,click on Account Inquiry) to see the status of your account.

Payment Methods

(Payment must arrive at the Cashier's office prior to payment deadlines)


  • Cash
  • Conventional Check- Include  Student ID # in Memo Section (Payable to CSUSM)
  • Money Order/Cashiers Check- Include Student ID # in Memo Section (Payable to CSUSM)
  • ATM/Debit Card
  • Online Credit Card (2.75% convenience fee)
  • Online E-Checks (0% convenience fee)
  • Payment Plan

Where To Pay

  • Online with a credit card or e-check (please note there is a 2.75% convenience fee for credit cards.  e-check has a 0% convenience fee)
  • In person- cash, check, ATM/Debit card, traveler's checks, or money orders (no credit cards) - Cashiers are located at Cougar Central (Craven Hall 3800) hours are Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm.
  • Payment Plan
  • Drop Box - Located outside of Cougar Central (Craven 3900) in Tukwut Courtyard (no cash or money orders in the drop box please. Please ensure the payment is dropped into the correct drop box.)
  • By mail - please allow 6-10 days for payment to arrive at the Cashier's office and send to:

    CSU San Marcos
    Attn:  Cashiers
    SAN MARCOS, CA 92096-0001

Contacting Cashiers Office:

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