Fall 2021 Important Dates

Fees Viewable - First Years - 08/11/2021
Fees Viewable - Transfers when enrolled starting 08/12/2021
Students WITHOUT Financial Aid — Past due the later of 08/24/2021 or 7 days after posting, Class Cancellation: 08/31/2021
Students WITH Financial Aid — Past due: 09/14/2021, not subject to class cancellation

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Welcome to Student Accounts

*** New Student Video Guides

New to Cal Poly? Start with our New Student Guide with all the resources you need in one place ... or jump directly to our video tutorials to help you understand Charges, Payments (What to Pay, When to Pay and How to Pay), Registration Holds and even how Financial Aid is applied.

What to Pay

Charges are posted to the Student Account and visible to the student through their "Money Matters" tab and to supporters through "Share My Information" reports. Use the calculators below to plan for estimated costs for the year or how much Financial Aid you need to accept.

  • Use this calculator to estimate Fees for the 2021-2022 Academic Year (including University Housing & Dining if living on campus).

    Are you an undergraduate student?

    Is your major in the College of Liberal Arts?

    Are you a California Resident?

When to Pay

Summer 2021
Fees Viewable

At time of registration 04/26-06/23/2021

Fee Past Due Date (if not financial aid deferred) 05/24/2021
Class Cancellation (financial aid deferred accounts exempt) 06/08/2021
1st Financial Aid Disbursement 06/21/2021
Financial Aid Deferred Fees Past Due 06/21/2021
1st Direct Deposit Refund for Excess Financial Aid 06/23/2021
1st Day of Class 06/21/2021

How to Pay

You may pay the university through the following methods:

If you are interested in using a Payment Plan for Registration-Tuition, you will need to enroll in that plan prior to the system wide due date for the quarter. More information on our Term Payment Plan page.


  • SLO Days "Paying for College" Presentation Slide Deck

    Student Accounts did a SLO Days Orientation program about Money Matters for Mustang Supporters. The slide deck from that presentation inlcuded a punch list of focus points for the summer as well as several tips on how to make paying for a Cal Poly education as simple and stress-free as possible.

    Click here: SLO Days Money Matters Presentation to get a pdf copy of that presentation.

  • 1098-T Forms Are Available Online for 2019

    1098-T forms for 2019 have now been issued for Cal Poly students. The student is able to view/print the form by logging into his/her Poly Portal (my.calpoly.edu) and selecting the Money Matters tab. The “Form 1098-T Tuition Statement” link will be visible in the Self Service section (below the gold "Make a Payment Now" button).

    A paper form will only be mailed if consent to view online has not been given by the student.*

    If the student did not receive a 1098-T form for 2019 online, one may be produced upon request. This request can be made by calling the Student Accounts office (805-756-1428) during regular business hours - Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, PST. The student will need a social security number or ITIN. A parent making this request must have a FERPA on file. A Form 1098-T cannot be mailed at this time, so consent to view online must also be given by the student.*

    *To consent to view your 1098-T online:

    From the Money Matters tab of the student Poly Portal (my.calpoly.edu), scroll down to the "Self Service" section and the "Form 1098-T Tuition Statement" link. In the next window, select the "Grant Consent" button. Read the agreement and then select the "Yes, I have read the agreement" box on the 1098-T Consent Agreement page and click "Submit".

    Granting consent to receive your 1098-T via on-line access need only be given once. If you do not see the "Grant Consent" button, consent has already been given.

  • Spring Quarter Registration-Tuition Charges

    Registration-Tuition Charges for Spring Quarter will post once the student is enrolled in classes for that quarter. For First Year students, this will begin when the Office of the Registrar block schedules the student in one or more classes however this may not be a full schedule.

    Students are all given a First Round enrollment "appointment" at some point between 02/20/2020 and 03/06/2020 during which the student can add or change classes.

    All registration and tuition fees for the quarter are “Past Due” the later of the "Past Due" date (03/09/2020) or four days after charges were added to the Student Account unless the charge is deferred by financial aid. A "Deferred by Financial Aid" indicator will appear on Money Matters and Share My Information reports next to any charge type (Registration & Other Fees, Housing or Dining) where the extension of the grace period applies.

    Students with Past Due charges will have a registration hold placed on the Student Account preventing the student from adding or changing classes.

    A past due account balance not paid by March 17, 2020 and not deferred by financial aid may result in the student being dropped from all fall classes.

    Monitor Money Matters (your Cal Poly portal) for up-to-date information regarding the details of your specific account.

Pay Online

Any online payments using a credit or debit card will incur a 2.65% non-refundable convenience fee.