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San Diego State University

Fall 2016 Freshman Orientation

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  • orientation activities



    Paying Basic Tuition and Fees at SDSU

    Check Student Account Services Website (Money Matters) for complete fee information.

    You must have a financial aid tuition and fee payment postponement, paid your first installment on a payment plan with Student Account Services, or paid your Tuition and Fees in full before you will be allowed to register for classes. This is in addition to the Intent to Enroll deposit previously paid. Be sure to also clear any registration holds appearing on your "My Registration" page on the SDSU WebPortal. (It can take up to 48 hours to clear some holds. Please plan accordingly or you will not be able to register for classes at orientation.)

    When paying online, your fee payment should be posted within a half hour, but no later than the next business day. Online payment options include eCheck (an electronic debit from your bank account), MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover. A service charge will be assessed with all credit card payment transactions. There are no services charges when paying via eCheck.

    It is recommended that you purchase your SDSUCard (student ID card) when you pay your fees. Students whose fees are postponed by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships should also purchase an SDSUCard. Bring your receipt and official identification to Orientation to pick up your SDSUCard.

    If you are receiving financial aid and are eligible for a fee postponement, you will be able to register on your scheduled date and time, as your fee payment will be postponed. When your financial aid award is disbursed, tuition and fees will be automatically paid from your financial aid.

    Financial Aid Information

    The university will automatically use your awarded financial aid (grants, loans and/or scholarships) to pay tuition and fees, on-campus housing, and other university charges that you owe. If your aid is insufficient to pay what you owe, you will be responsible for making payments with your own resources. After all university charges for the semester are paid, any remaining financial aid will be deposited to your bank account, so be sure to sign up for direct deposit on the Student Account Services Website.

    For more information, visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website, or see Fall 2018 Freshman Steps to Enroll (Step 3).

    Tuition and Other Fees

    The California State University (CSU) system 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 system wide 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 system wide 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)

    Update for Fall 2018 Tuition and Fees: (I) In May 2018, the CSU Board of Trustees may vote to increase tuition and fees for the Fall 2018 semester; (II) Any fee increase will be effective for the Fall 2018 semester; (III) Students will be required to pay any such increase even if they had made a previous tuition and fee payments; and (IV) SDSU’s acceptance of any payment of tuition and fees made prior to the finalization of Fall 2018 tuition and fees at the May 2018 meeting of the CSU Board of Trustees does not constitute payment in full. If an increase is implemented, you will be notified by the University about how to pay any additional amounts due.

    (NOTE: Information is Subject to Change)

    Contact Us

    There will be many people on campus at Orientation to answer questions you may have.

    If you need to ask about something prior to your Orientation day, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of New Student and Parent Programs.

    (619) 594-1509

    Office Location:
    Student Services West, room 1602

    Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday,



    Mailing Address:
    New Student and Parent Programs
    San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive
    San Diego, CA 92182-7441