Fall 2022 Important Dates

Fees Viewable - First Years: - 08/25/2020
Fees Viewable - Returning: when enrolled starting 08/28/2020
Students WITHOUT Financial AidPast due: 12/07/2021 - Class Cancellation: 12/16/2021
Students WITH Financial Aid — Past due: 12/28/2021 - not subject to class cancellation

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Welcome to Student Accounts

Student Accounts is responsible for posting charges and payments for tuition-registration and on-campus housing and dining. We also apply financial aid after it has disbursed and process any refunds of credit balances. Check out our video tutorials to help you understand Charges, Payments, Registration Holds and even how Financial Aid is applied.

What to Pay

Cal Poly Charges Tuition-Registration one quarter at a time, based on enrollment. On Campus Housing and Dining charges are usually posted for the entire year.

Unpaid Balances and Due Dates are visible to the student through their "Money Matters" tab, to supporters through "Share My Information" reports and through online payment portals available to students (through Money Matters) or their supporters (must be set up by the student).

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

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    Is your major in the College of Liberal Arts?

    Are you a California Resident?

Housing and Dining balances are posted at the direction of University Housing and Campus Dining and are also viewable in Money Matters of the student's portal, Share My Information reports and both Student and Supporter payment portals. General options, rates and policies are available through the University Housing and Campus Dining websites (links below).

When to Pay

Registration-Tuition Fees are posted on a quarterly basis. The system-wide "Fee Past Due Date" shows for ALL students (regardless of Financial Aid status) in the "Unpaid Charges" sub-tab of Money Matters as well as "Activity Details" in the payment portal or "Charges by Due Date" in Share My Information reports. Use the tables below (click to open) for system-wide due dates for each quarter.

  •  Term-1 2022 Important Dates
    Term 2020
    Fees Viewable

    First Years: FY Dates
    All Others: 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

    Add/Drop Period Ends

    06/21/2021

  •  Term-1 2022 Important Dates
    Term 2020
    Fees Viewable

    First Years: FY Dates
    All Others: 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

    Add/Drop Period Ends

    06/21/2021

  •  Term-1 2022 Important Dates
    Term 2020
    Fees Viewable

    First Years: FY Dates
    All Others: 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

    Add/Drop Period Ends

    06/21/2021

Housing and Dining charges are posted for the academic year and split into monthly due dates and amounts. Charge amounts are posted at the direction of University Housing and Campus Dining. Use links at the bottom of this section to see Housing and Dining options and fees.

 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.

Announcements

  • 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 2020

    1098-T forms for 2020 were 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 2020 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 "Authorize to Release (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.