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How to Read Your Account


Students can view their student account from their Student Center (accessed via MyCSUSM). From Student Center, students can see an overview of their current account balance, what is due now, as well as transactional details and due dates.

Account Summary

From the Finances section of Student Center, the total tuition and fees owed to the university can be reviewed, as well as what is due. “Due Now” indicates the amount due within the next 30 days. “Future Due” indicates any amount that is due outside of the next 30 days. Payment can be made from this section by clicking the yellow “Make a Payment” button.

account summary

Due Charges

To identify what the due date (deadline) is for various charges, click the “Other Financial” drop-down, select “Charges Due”, and click the arrow.

charges due drop down

The Charges Due page reveals a summary of charges and their due-dates, as well as a detailed list of each charge, and the due-date associated with each.

example list of charges due

Account Details

Students can view detailed transactions, including charges, payments, and refunds, that have occurred on their student account by clicking “Account Inquiry”.

account inquiry screenshot

From this page, students can view a summary of charges owed. Clicking the “Activity” link will display account transaction details.

activity tab screenshot

On the Account Activity page, students can review each transaction that has occurred on their student account. What is displayed can be filtered by date range and term.


If at any time a student has questions, or requires clarification about their student account, a Student Financial Services representative can help:

  • Email:
  • Phone: (760) 750-4490
  • Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00pm
    Cougar Central (3rd Floor, Craven Hall)

If a student has questions regarding their financial aid award, a Financial Aid Office representative can help.