Student Charges and Fees

SSU Commencement 2017 at the Green Music Center.

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 fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change 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, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

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Payment Due Dates for Student Charges/Fees (Spring 2018)

The Board of Trustees approved a tuition increase at their March 22, 2017 board meeting effective for the Fall 2017 term and the CSU has issued a press release regarding the tuition increase. The Student Charges/Fees page has been updated to reflect the current mandatory registration charges schedule.

Please refer to the Student Charges/Fees page for the current mandatory registration charges schedule.

  • If you begin the registraton process from November 13 - December 31, your student charges/fees are due by January 1, 2018. Students who do not have their fees paid or a financial aid award in place by January 1 will be dropped from classes.

Students dropped for non-payment of fees will not be able to attend for Spring 2018.

  • If you begin the registration process from January 18 - February 2, your student charges/fees are due by February 2, 2018. Students who do not have a financial aid award in place by February 2, must pay all fees out of pocket in order to remain in classes.
  • February 2, 2018 is the Final Fee Payment deadline for students participating in registration from January 18 - February 2, 2018. Students must file withdraw paperwork with Admissions and Records in order to be dropped from all classes; pro-rated cancellation charges will apply. Non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal.

Payment Methods

There are three options to pay student charges/fees and on-campus housing payments:

  1. Online: Log onto SSU's Online Services and click on ‘Payments’. Credit/Debit cards and electronic checks are accepted payment methods for online student account payments. Online electronic check payments are free. Online payments on student accounts by credit/debit card will be charged a 2.75% non-refundable service fee by our third party provider, CASHNet® Smartpay. For step by step instructions on the payment process, go to the Online General Payments web page for screen shots.
  2. Mail: Send all mail payments to the address indicated below (all payment due dates are "received by" dates, NOT postmarked dates). To ensure credit to the proper account, include the following information on your check, cashier’s check or money order:
    • Print your full name
    • SSU ID number
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    • Mail payment to:
    • Sonoma State University
    • Attn: Seawolf Service Center
    • 1801 East Cotati Avenue
    • Rohnert Park, CA 94928
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    • Be sure to allow extra time if you are sending your payment through the mail as all payment due dates are “received by” dates. U.S. and campus mail processing time may take as much time as an additional week.
  3. In person: Seawolf Service Center (Salazar Hall, Room 1000)

Effective, January 1, 2018, the Seawolf Service Center will no longer accept credit or debit cards for payments, only cash, checks, money order or cashier’s check. Credit/Debit cards and electronic checks will continue to be accepted payment methods for online student account payments. Payments on student accounts made by online crebit/debit card will be charged a 2.75% non-refundable service fee by our third party provider, CASHNet® Smartpay.

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