All you need to know about tuition, fees, financial aid disbursements, financial policies, and financial deadlines at SDSU.
A resource guide that will help new students and parents navigate through the billing and payment process at SDSU.
1098-T Forms Now Available Online
1098-T forms are available online. Simply log in to your Online Student Account and on the main screen look for the 1098-T section. There will be a link for your to view and download the current 2019 form (in addition to prior year forms). Note: 1098-T cannot be accessed from a parent account.
If you are waiting for 1098-T to be delivered by mail they will arrive at the end of January. We encourage all students to access their forms online, and to consider clicking the button to sign up for electronic delivery only (option located in the same section).
Learn more about 1098-T here.
The disbursement of financial aid funds began Monday, January 14. If you have not already, be sure to verify or set up a bank account for direct deposit via your Online Student Account.
Details on how your aid was applied to fees is available on the Account Summary section of your Online Student Account. Your bank should be notified about any direct deposits (if any funds were remaining after fees were paid) by Friday, January 17.
Learn more about disbursements.
We Have a New Virtual Assistant!
Student Account Services has a implemented a Chat Bot (virtual assistant) to assist in answering basic student finance questions. To utilize the Chat Bot click on the red chat bubble in the lower corner of the screen to ask your questions. Please be patient as the Chat Bot is still learning.
If the Chat Bot is stumped by a question you ask, please submit a ticket with additional information regarding your question to assist in making it smarter.
You can also call our office at 619-594-5253 to get answers to any questions our Chat Bot is unable to answer. Thank you for your help and understanding as work to enhance the student and parent experience.
The Year At A Glance: Registration & Finances
SDSU is a pre-pay university meaning Basic Tuition & Fees are due prior to registration. SDSU also has an early registration cycle; plan ahead and don't get caught off guard!
Spring registration begins in November—in the middle of the Fall semester. Basic Tuition is due before you are able to register for the Spring term. If you are not a California resident, Non-Resident Tuition must be paid in addition, but is due before classes begin in January.
Fall registration begins in April—in the middle of the Spring semester. Basic Tuition is due once more before you are able to register for the Fall term. Non-Resident Tuition, if applicable, is due before classes begin in August.
Learn more about Tuition & Fees.
New Student & Parent Guide for Student Finances
New students and parents, check out our Guide for Student Finances available as a pdf. Be sure to check your mail the next several days as these guides were just mailed to all new students & families (domestic addresses only).
Student Involvement & Representation Fee (SIRF) Information
SIRF is a optional $2 fee assessed twice a year (Fall and Spring semesters) to all California State University (CSU) students in order to fund the California State Student Association.
Time to File your 2020-2021 FAFSA
Sign up for Direct Deposit to receive your eRefund
Have you signed up for Direct Deposit (eRefund)? More information about Direct Deposit (eRefund)
Once logged into your Online Student Account, click on "Transaction History" under Your Statements. You'll be able to see when your financial aid was applied to your university charges and /or sent to your bank.
A refund of financial aid will show as "Financial Aid Refund". Check your bank account 2-3 days after the refund date.
Don't see any transactions in your transaction history? Check your AidLink. You may have holds or required documents.
Purchase A Parking Permit - Aztec Parking Portal
You can purchase permits, pay citations, appeal citations and manage your parking account all on the Aztec Parking Portal. Please make sure you have your vehicle information prior to purchasing a permit as it will be required the first time you register in the portal.