Student Billing

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Student Billing Statements, known as “eBills”, are published approximately on the 5th of each month with a due date of the 20th of the same month. Refer to the Billing Calendar below for an exact timeline.

Notice Regarding Basic Tuition (Registration Fees)

SDSU does not bill students for registration fees. All students must pay Basic Tuition & Fees prior to registering for courses each term. Instructions for submitting an online payment for Tuition are available below.

Step 1: Log In

Log in to your Online Student Account

Step 2: Navigate to Make a Payment

Once logged in click on Make a Payment from the menu

Step 3: Select Term From Categories

From the Category box, select the appropriate term (for example: Spring 2020)

Step 4: Select Appropriate Fee Item From List

A new screen will appear. Select the appropriate fee item from the list.

  • Basic Tuition is listed under Fees for Undergraduate Students
  • Non-Resident Tuition is listed under Non-Resident & Foreign Tuition

Step 5: Click View Details for Correct Charge

Carefully read the descriptions for the listed charges. Identify the correct charge and click View Details.

Step 6: Confirm Charge & Add to Basket

Review the description and confirm you have identified the correct payment. Once verified, click Add to Basket.

Step 7: Check out

You are prompted to continue shopping if you would like to add another item to your basket. If you are ready to check out, you may simply click Check Out. Your basket is always accessible from the menu.

Step 8: Select Payment Option & Submit Payment

You may select a saved payment option, or new payment option.  Choose the payment option you want and click Continue Checkout and follow the prompts on the subsequent payment screens.

Step 9: View & Print Receipt

Once you have submitted your payment you may view and print your receipt.

Billing Information

When a student is billed for charges due to SDSU, Student Account Services will send an email notification directing the student to log into the Online Student Account. Any Authorized Users will also receive billing notifications; refer to the Parents & Privacy section on the New Students & Parents page to learn how an Authorized User can view & pay a student's bills.

It is important that students and others paying bills check the Online Student Account regularly. Students are responsible for submitting payments on time regardless of whether a notification is received or not.

The following charges are included on Student Statements (eBills):

*University Charges is a term that represents a variety of campus-related fees. The following items make up University Charges:

Statement Date Due Date
July 6, 2020 July 20, 2020
August 8, 2020 August 20, 2020
September 4, 2020 September 20, 2020
October 5, 2020 October 20, 2020
November 5, 2020 November 20, 2020
December 4, 2020 December 20, 2020
January 5, 2021 January 20, 2021
February 5, 2021 February 20, 2021
March 5, 2021 March 20, 2021
April 6, 2021 April 20, 2021
May 4, 2021 May 20, 2021
June 4, 2021 June 20, 2021

A sample student Billing Statement (eBill) and explanation of the information contained in the statement is provided below. If you have questions about a bill contact Student Account Services:

  • "Live Chat" by clicking the red chat bubble on this page (staff available Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4pm)
  • Email: [email protected]

Note: the Billing Statement may be redesigned in the future.

Image of the student eBill statement

Statement Summary

Indicates student for whom the bill was prepared as well as the statement and due dates.

Description of Charges

Provides an overview of your bill, including any late or current charges in addition to the amounts due and the total bill amount.

Future Charges

Outlines upcoming charges including their due dates and projected amounts due.

Payment Options

Explains how payments may be made (in person, online, or via mail).

Payment Stub

Repeats the total bill amount due and indicates how checks should be addressed if mailing payment (do not mail cash). Cut out and include this portion in the envelope


Late and Delinquent Payments

Fees incurred are subject to billing in accordance with the billing calendar above. Students are liable for all charges not paid by external sources i.e. financial aid funds and sponsor agencies.

  • 5th of the month (approximately) - statement (eBill) sent to student email and any parent account email(s).
  • 20th of the month - statement (eBill) is due.
  • 21st of the month - payment is late.
  • Penalties applied - bills are penalized one week past the due date.
    • Late Fee - $20 fee assessed approximately on the 27th of the month.
    • Cashier's Hold - hold placed on student account approximately on the 28th of the month. Prevents services from the university (class registration, grades, etc).
    • Meal Plan Hold (if applicable) - hold placed on Meal Plan on the Monday one week after the 20th of the month for delinquent housing installments. Prevents the ability to use meal plan.
  • Internal Collections - after 44 days past due, bill will be moved to internal collections with SDSU and additional debt collection efforts will begin, including collections fees.
  • External Collections - SDSU reserves the right to send debts to an external collections agency after six months. Debts sent to an external collection will impact your credit score.


Arrange for payments to be made whether out-of-pocket or addressing any FAFSA requests from the Financial Aid Office via AidLink. If you have third-party funding and/or concerns, contact [email protected].

A meal plan is placed on hold for past due meal plan balances. When this happens, pay for your meals with cash, debit or credit and keep your receipts. The receipts must be from locations where meal plans are accepted and within the stipulations of your meal plan. Itemized receipts are required from locations that serve alcohol in order to obtain reimbursement.

After your late payment is made, notify Dining by phone at 619-594-7640 or email at [email protected]. Once verified, they will remove your meal plan from hold. Once the hold has been removed you may continue using your meal plan and if applicable, email your receipts (in order by date) to Dining no more than two weeks after your hold is lifted for a refund. Remember to leave adequate funds in your meal plan to cover your reimbursement amount and to include your RedID and name in all correspondence.

Log into AidLink to see if financial aid and scholarships have been awarded or if additional information is needed. If funding has been awarded, there may be additional action needed depending on the type of aid. Grants and scholarships are automatically applied to your account, but you are required to activate student/parent loans. Also, you could have been selected for verification and may be required to turn in additional information. For assistance with Financial Aid awards please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.