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).

Fees, Costs, Financing

Student Charges and Fees

Financial Help & Opportunities


Please refer to the Housing Services' website for the following information:

  • General Payment and Rate Information
  • Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Housing Rate Schedule

  • Payment Due Dates for Student Charges/Fees (Spring 2020)

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

    If you begin the registration process from November 18 - December 31, your student charges/fees are due by January 5, 2020. Students who do not have their fees paid or a financial aid award in place by January 5, 2020 will be dropped from classes.

    If you begin the registration process from January 15 - February 4, your student charges/fees are due by February 4, 2020. All students who begin the registration process on January 15, 2020 or later will be subject to a $25 late registration fee. Students who do not have a financial aid award in place by February 4, must pay all fees out of pocket in order to remain in classes. February 4, 2020 is the Final Fee Payment deadline for students participating in registration from January 15 - February 4, 2020. 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 four 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). U.S and Campus mail processing time may take as much time as an additional week. 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
      • Mail payment to:
      • Sonoma State University
      • Attn: Seawolf Service Center
      • 1801 East Cotati Avenue
      • Rohnert Park, CA 94928
      If accessing a 529 account or trust fund for student charges/fees payments, we accept checks with the student's name and SSU ID number included in the memo. We do not accept wire transfers. Mail all check payments to the address noted above.
      • NOTE: Mailed payments must be received by the campus on the due date deadline in order to be considered as "on time." Mailed payments received by 12/19/19 and in-person payments received by 12/20/19 will be posted in the 2019 calendar year. The campus will be closed from 12/24/19 - 1/1/20, and the online payment system will be open for payment during the campus closure. Mailed or in-person payments received on or after 1/2/20 will be posted in the 2020 calendar year.
    3. In person: Seawolf Service Center (Salazar Hall, Room 1000). Accepted payment methods are: check, cashier's check, money orders, WolfBucks, and cash.
    4. International Student Payments: Sonoma State has partnered with Flywire to offer an innovative and streamlined way to make a payment from your home country. Flywire's mission is to save money for international students and their families that would otherwsie be lost on bank fees and unfavorable foreign exchange rates.
      • By making your payment with Flywire you can:
      • Track your payments from start to finish
      • Pay from any country and any bank
      • Save on bank fees and exchange rates
      • Contact their multilingual customer support team with any questions, day or night

    Effective, January 1, 2018, the Seawolf Service Center will no longer accept credit or debit cards for payments, only cash, checks, money order, wolfbucks 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.

    Additional Registration Information: