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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How To Pay

 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.

 Pay Online

Cal Poly offers four payment options through the online payment portals

  • Pay by eCheck is like writing a paper check but without mailing expense and time. There is NO SERVICE CHARGE for this transaction. Use any saved banking information available in the payment processing page or use the "New Bank Account" option to enter new banking information.

    You will need:

    -- The name on the bank account.
    -- The bank routing number.
    -- The bank account number.

    Note: - Payments made during regular business hours are processed instantly and should be viewable in Money Matters immediately (you may need to refresh your browser). Payments made after 5:00pm on any weekday may not be viewable until the next business day.

    Cost - FREE

  • Use Your Credit or Debit Card - Use any saved credit card or debit card information available in the payment processing page or use the "New credit or debit card" option to enter new information.

    You will need:

    -- The 15 or 16 digit credit/debit card number
    -- The expiration date (MM/YY)
    -- The CVV security code
    -- The zipcode associated with the credit card billing address.

    Note: - Payments made during regular business hours are processed instantly and should be viewable in Money Matters immediately (you may need to refresh your browser). Payments made after 5:00pm on any weekday may not be viewable until the next business day.

    Cost - a 2.65% non-refundable Convenience Fee will be added to all credit or debit card purchase amounts.

  • Select State Run 529 Accounts - can now be paid online. Major institutional accounts (Fidelity, Schwab, Morgan Stanley) are not on this platform, yet.

    Here is a list of 529 accounts on the platform:

    -- iShares 529 Plan (Arkansas)
    -- GIFT Arkansas 529 Plan (Arkansas)
    -- GIFT Arkansas 529 Plan (Arkansas)
    -- Scholarshare 529 (California)
    -- CollegeInvest Direct Portfolio College Savings Plan (Colorado)
    -- Scholars Choices 529 Plan (Colorado)
    -- DC College Savings Plan (Washington DC)
    -- Path2College 529 Plan (Georgia)
    -- IDeal Idaho College Savings Program (Idaho)
    -- CollegeChoice Advisor 529 Savings Plan (Indiana)
    -- CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan (Indiana)
    -- Leaning Quest Advisor (Kansas)
    -- Leaning Quest Education Savings Program (Kansas)
    -- Kentucky Saves 529 Plan (Kentucky)
    -- MI 529 Advisor Plan (Michigan)
    -- Michigan Education Savings Program (Direct Plan) (Michigan)
    -- Missouri Saving for Tuition (Missouri)
    -- Minnesota College Savings Plan (Minnesota)
    -- North Dakota: College Save (North Dakota)
    -- CollegeAdvantage Direct 529 Savings Plan (Ohio)
    -- Oklahoma College Savings Plan (Oklahoma)
    -- CollegeBound 529 (Rhode Island)
    -- CollegeBound Saver (Rhode Island)
    -- TNStars College Savings 529 Program (Tennessee)
    -- Edvest College Savings Plan (Wisconsin)
    -- The Hartford SMART529 College Savings Plan (West Virginia)
    -- SMART529 WV Direct College Savings Plan (West Virginia)
    -- SMART529 WV Select College Savings Plan (West Virginia)

    Note: - Payments made during regular business hours are processed instantly and should be viewable in Money Matters immediately (you may need to refresh your browser). Payments made after 5:00pm on any weekday may not be viewable until the next business day.

    Cost - a $10 service fee will be charged on each payment transaction.

  • International Payments through FlyWire - funds originating from outside of the United States can be safely transferred to Cal Poly using international wire transfer, foreign debit/credit cards, as well as other local payment options from your home country.

    You will need to:

    -- Review the payment options and select your preferred method
    -- Enter your personal details and payment information
    -- Receive your payment instructions then send payment via your preferred method
    -- Track and confirm payment.

    Note: - International Payments DO NOT post immediately to your Student Account when you initiate the process but it is the fastest, most streamlined international payment process available.

    Cost - varies depending on conversion rates and transfer fees at the time of payment.

 Pay By Mail

Cal Poly accepts paper checks by mail. Payments can only be credited to the Student Account when the check arrives at the Cashiers Office and can be posted. Please allow extra time for postal delivery - can be as much as 2-3 weeks.

  •  Mailing Address - All Payments Go Here

    All Payments by mail should be made payable to "Cal Poly" and sent to:

    Cal Poly
    University Cashiers Office
    1 Grand Avenue
    Admin 131E
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

  •  What to Include

    Please be sure to include the following items with the payment - either somewhere on the check or included in the envelope.

    Student's EMPL ID - nine digit number beginning with a zero. Example: 027999999.
    Student Name

    Payments are applied to the oldest due date first with a preference to apply to Registration and Other Fees before Housing or Dining.

  •  Using a 529 Account

    Insitutional 529 Accounts (Fidelity, Schwab, Morgan Stanley, etc.) payment options are limited. The 529 can reimburse you and you can make an online payment ... or if the payment is coming directly from the 529, they must mail us a paper check. Please allow 10-15 days from the time the check is requested before the check is delivered to Cal Poly and can be posted to the Student Account.

    All Payments by mail should be made payable to "Cal Poly" and sent to:

    Cal Poly
    University Cashiers Office
    1 Grand Avenue
    Admin 131E
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

    Note:Payments are applied to the oldest due date first with a preference to apply to Registration and Other Fees before Housing or Dining.

  •  Check Payment Remittance Form

    For your convenience, you may download a Payment Remittance Form and include it with your check payment.

    If you are paying through a 529 form, DO NOT send the form to the institution. They will NOT include it with your payment. Instead, you may eMail the form to the University Cashiers Office at universitycashier@calpoly.edu

    Download Remittance Payment Form
Important Notice Regarding Fee Amounts

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Tuition and fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU reserves the right, even after initial payments are made, to increase or modify any listed tuition or fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide tuition, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular quarter has begun. All CSU-listed tuition and 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 tuition 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).