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How to Read Your Student Account

Access

Students can view their student account from their Student Center (accessed via MyCSUSM). From Student Center, students can see a summary of their current account balance and review transactional details and due dates.

 

Account Summary

In the Finances section of Student Center, an Account Summary displays an Account Balance which indicates the total owed on your student account.  This amount will be a total of all unpaid tuition and fees for all terms.

If any financial aid has been accepted for an upcoming term, the amount of Anticipated Financial Aid will also display here.

If the amount of anticipated financial aid is less than the account balance, the Remaining Balance will indicate the amount you are responsible to pay:

Account Summary

Payment can be made from this section by clicking the yellow “Make a Payment” button.

 

If the amount of anticipated financial aid is more than the account balance, the amount of Anticipated Refund* will display:

Anticipated Refund

*Refund amounts are subject to change, based upon any changes to financial aid or enrollment status.

 

 Account Itemization

To review a detailed list of all the items (charges, payments, refunds, financial aid, and enrollment) click the Account Itemization link in the Account Summary box:

Account Itemization

 

Upon accessing the Account Itemization page, click the drop-down to select a term you wish to review and click the “Go” button:

View Term

After selecting the term to review, a detailed list of all the charges, payments, refunds, financial aid, and enrollment will be revealed:

Account Itemization Term Detail

 

Statement of Account

You can view, download, and print a statement of account from the Account Itemization page.  Click the “Printer Friendly Version” link:

Printer Friendly

 

 Sample printer-friendly statement of account:

 Sample Printer Friendly

 

Reviewing Due Dates

To review due dates for charges on a student account, click the Charges by Due Date link in the Finances section:

Reviewing Due Dates

 

The Charges by Due Date page reveals a summary of charges and their due-dates:

Charges Die

IMPORTANT: The Charges Due page does not include any pending financial aid.  Upon the initial disbursement of financial aid (typically one week prior to the start of each term), the amounts on this page will automatically update if you are receiving any financial aid.

 

Questions

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

As Cougar Central is currently closed to the public, due to COVID-19 precautions, Student Financial Services staff are available by phone Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm.

  • Email: sfs@csusm.edu
  • 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.