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CSUSM at Temecula Campus Fees and Refunds

When and how can I pay for a class?

Fees for noncredit classes are due at the time of registration. CSUSM at Temecula accepts MasterCard, VISA, Discover Card, American Express, check, and company purchase orders. CSUSM alumni members receive a 15 percent savings on most noncredit programs. 

Please review our policy on declined credit cards and dishonored checks. Rejected e-checks are subject to a $4.50 fee.

You may also pay with check or money order, in person at Extended Learning (Monday through Friday only) or by mail (make check or money order made payable to Cal State San Marcos Extended Learning). Credit card payments are not accepted by mail.

Extended Learning accepts MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express and e-check payments securely when you register online. For online registration, Extended Learning accepts MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express and e-check payments securely.

*Please note that effective July 2016, all Extended Learning credit card transactions will be charged a convenience fee of 2.75%. The convenience fee is subject to change.

What are the cancellation, drop, and transfer refund policies?

CSUSM at Temecula has different refund policies for noncredit and credit classes. Please read below for details.

Noncredit Classes

Cancellation notification must be made in writing for noncredit classes. Written notice can be sent via email to, by faxed (760) 750-3138, or by postal mail (the postmark date must be three days before the first day of class to receive a full refund, less a $20 administrative fee). NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED ONCE A CLASS HAS STARTED. "No Shows" are held responsible for payment in full.

For online classes, no refund will be issued once the student has accessed online material.

Instead of receiving a refund, you may opt to receive one non-refundable transfer or substitution. The transfer/substitution must be used within the same fiscal year (July 1 – June 30), and all transfers must be requested and completed prior to the second session in a multisession course. The refund or transfer must be made at time of cancellation; no credits will be issued. 

Please note that refunds may take four to six weeks to reach students who have withdrawn. To check on the progress of your refund, log on to the MyCSUSM Student Portal

Contract Credit and BTSA Credit Classes

Refunds are not available for contract credit classes.

Credit Classes

Credit classes can be dropped at any time via the MyCSUSM Student Portal. Please note that you will need your student ID number and password; if you need help logging in, contact the Student Help Desk at (760) 750-6505. You can check on the progress of your refund on the MyCSUSM Student Portal. Please note that refunds may take four to six weeks to be processed.

Please note that the Extended Learning refund policy does not necessarily coincide with the university's add/drop period. All Extended Learning degree programs follow the same refund schedule as other CSUSM classes. Refunds for credit classes are granted as follows:

Classes 16 weeks or more

Up to 11:59 p.m. on the 14th day of the class – 100%
After the 14th day of the class – 0%

Classes 15 weeks or less

Up to 11:59 p.m. on the 7th day of the class – 100%
After the 14th day of the class – 0%

Students who withdraw before the specified date outlined above will receive a full refund; students who withdraw after the specified date will receive no refund. If you need to withdraw after the refund deadline has passed, you can take a completed Student Fee Apeal Form to the Cashier in Cougar Central.

Calvet College Tuition Fee Waiver

The CalVet College Tuition Fee Waiver cannot be applied to Extended Learning degrees, certificates or courses