Term (Registration-Tuition) Payment Plans
What Is It?
The Term Payment Plan affords a student the opportunity to spread out most Tuition-Registration and Mandatory Campus Based Fees into three installments with due dates one month apart. The first due date is always the system-wide due date for that quarter with subsequent due dates one and two months later.
If you want to be in a Term Payment Plan for the quarter, you MUST ENROLL in the plan following the four step process below.
When Is It Available?
You may enroll in the Term Payment Plan during the period from when charges post for the quarter until the system-wide due date for that quarter. Due dates are posted on our When to Pay web page.
Setting Up the Plan - User Guide
Enrolling in a Term Payment Plan is easy. Start at the Student Center and follow the Four Step Process. Use the User Guide and images below to Enroll in less than five minutes.
Before Enrolling - Confirm Charges
On the Money Matters tab of your Cal Poly portal, there should be a remaining balance for the upcoming term under "Registration & Other Fees."
The "Unpaid Charges" sub tab should list these charges under one due date. After enrolling, you will see three separate due dates here.
Set Up Plan from Student Center
Click on the Student Center App of the Cal Poly portal.
First, click on the drop down menu that reads "other financial ..."
Then select "Enroll in Payment Plan" and the click on the blue arrows.
STEP 1 - Select the Plan
Select which payment plan you wish to enroll in. This page tells you the number of installments and the first due date of the given plan. After you select the plan, click Next.
STEP 2 - Review Due Dates and Amounts
Review the installments, amounts and due dates. Once you have reviewed all of this information, click Next.
STEP 3 - Agree to Terms
Carefully read over the terms and agreement for the plan. To confirm, check the agreement box and click Enroll.
STEP 4 - Final Review
Congratulations! You have now successfully enrolled in a Term Payment Plan.
Now when you click on Unpaid Charges in Money Matters, you will see 3 separate due dates. Charges that are not eligible for the Payment Plan (Health Services Fee, SIRF) will remain under "Registration & Other Fees" and be due on the system-wide due date for that quarter.
Now that you have enrolled in the Term Payment Plan for Registration-Tuition, be sure to make your payments each month. Due dates and amounts are visible in the "Unpaid Charges" sub tab of Money Matters in your Cal Poly portal or "Activity Details" of the Online Payment portal.
Note: The total paid on the first due date will be more than successive payment plan amounts as certain fees which are not eligible for the plan (Health Services and SIRF) must be paid by the system-wide due date.
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).
Any estimated costs on this page does not include books, other learning materials, or other costs of attendance not itemized herein. Please visit the Financial Aid Office Cost of Attendance web page for an estimate of additional costs of attendance incurred outside of the student account.