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Avoid a transcript hold. Complete your online exit interview requirement in your last term.

Payment Arrangements

Note: If you are a previous student (no longer enrolled) with a balance due, please click here.

Enrolled Students

If you are an enrolled student, your outstanding account balance must be paid in full prior to registration for the next quarter. For example, even if you have financial aid which usually gives you clearance to register for an upcoming term, but you have a past due balance on your account in the current (or previous) term, you will not be able to register until the past due balance is paid in full.

  • An up-to-date summary of your student account is viewable from the Money Matters tab on the portal - find out how much you owe and link to the on line payment site.
  • Payments are applied to the charges you wish to pay: registration, housing, and/or dining. Note: your payment will not be applied to housing or dining charges unless you choose a housing or dining payment option.
  • Please feel free to contact the Student Accounts Office at (805)756-1428 if you have questions.
  • Make sure you keep your address up to date on (Personal Info tab).

Paying Your Balance Due

Online Payment Services

Pay online by credit card or eCheck. For more information, check out the Online Payments page. For for help with these services, call 805-756-2256.

Mailing In a Payment

Make check payable and mail to

Cal Poly State University
University Cashier
Administration Bldg., Room 131E
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

IMPORTANT: to avoid processing delays, mailed in payments should always include the student's Cal Poly EMPL ID#, name, and the items/amounts which are being paid. For your convenience, download a Payment Remittance Form.

Expected Payment Delivery Time

Payments made through our online eCheck/Credit Card system before 5:00 PM will credit the student's account within minutes. Payments made after 5:00 PM or on weekends and holidays will credit the student's account the next business day.

Mailed in payments take an average of 7 to 10 business days to reach Cal Poly. Because we do not remove account holds until debts are paid in full, we strongly recommend the use of our on line payment system.