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What payment options are available?

Generally, Prepaid Costs fees must be paid by May 1 (November 1 for Australia and South Africa).

An Installment Payment Plan is available for those who need to spread their fees over multiple payments. Pay the $500 deposit by May 1 (November 1 for Australia and South Africa) and then make equal payments each month from June 15 through November 15 (December 15 through May 15 for Australia and South Africa) for the remaining balance of the program costs.

There is no service charge or interest charged by CSU IP for installment payments. If you choose this method of payment, you should indicate this on the Program Cost Payment Form, then complete and sign the Installment Payment Plan Form. You can make your monthly payments through the Online Payment option located on the CSU International Programs Home Page.

Students receiving financial aid may be eligible for a Financial Aid Fee Deferment that enables students to postpone payment of the balance of the Prepaid Costs fees until their financial aid is disbursed. Pay the $500 deposit by May 1 (November 1 for Australia and South Africa) and then submit your Financial Aid Award Letter showing you have enough aid offered and accepted. If for some reason a student does not complete the financial aid process or is found to be ineligible for financial aid, the financial aid fee deferment will be cancelled and the student will be responsible for submitting payment by the fee payment deadline. If you do not have enough financial aid offered and accepted to cover the balance of your prepaid cost, you may use another payment option, such as the installment plan, a credit card or check payment to make up the difference.

Making a Payment

Online Payment

You may pay your Prepaid Costs fees using a credit card or an electronic check. Payment for the $500 deposit should be made by logging into your account. All other payments should be made through the Online Payment option located at the CSU International Programs Home Page

You can pay using E-check (ACH) or with a Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card or American Express). There is no convenience fee when paying with an E-Check. A 2.75% non-refundable service charge is added on to all credit card payment transactions made online. ATM/debit cards with the Visa or MasterCard logo are accepted and are subject to a non-refundable 2.75% service charge. All ATM/debit cards are processed online as credit cards. Please note that ATM/debit cards may have a daily charge limit which may depend on the issuing bank.

Payment by Mail

You may send a check, cashier's check or money order. Make it payable to Office of International Programs. Write your name and the Year/Country of your program on the front of the check.  

Do not send cash.

Mailing Address:

Office of International Programs
Office of the Chancellor
California State University
401 Golden Shore, Sixth Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802

Last modified 09/01/2014