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Student Financial Services

Payments to Students Guide

Payments to Students:  Determining Payment Type

Is the payment to assist with student's pursuit of education?


Direct Educational Expenses 

 Direct educational expenses are expenses that a typical CSUSM student incurs, including:

  • Tuition
  • Fees (Mandatory Campus Fees, Course Fees, User Fees)
  • Room (Housing or off-campus rent)
  • Board (Food, on-campus or off-campus)
  • Books
  • Supplies (ordinary supplies such as pens, paper, copies, etc)
  • Transportation (travel to/from CSUSM each semester, commuting to/from campus daily, local travel for students living on-campus, or travel to lab/research sites off campus)
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses
  • Computer/computer equipment