Installment Plans

installment plan web bannerInstallment Plans are offered as a payment option to help students and families manage the cost of educational expenses. Installment Plans break up the total cost of an expense into multiple partial payments over the course of the semester.

Students may opt-in to Installment Plans for:

  1. Basic Tuition & Fees
  2. Non-Resident Tuition & Fees

In addition to tuition-related installment plans, Housing & Meal Plans are billed to students living on campus in eight installments over the academic year (see below for more information).

Basic Tuition & Fees due for each semester may be paid in installments. There is a nonrefundable $60 service fee to enroll into the installment plan, along with an initial payment of $800.

The remaining balance (total Basic Tuition, less the $800 payments) is split into four equal installments per semester due:

Fall 2019

  1. August 20
  2. September 20
  3. October 20
  4. November 20

Spring 2020

  1. January 20
  2. February 20
  3. March 20
  4. May 20

The Installment Plan is a semester long contract. Students must enroll into the Installment Plan each semester.

A separate Installment Plan is available for Non-Resident Tuition, applicable only for out-of-state and foreign students.

An initial payment of $2,376 is due upon enrolling into the plan (6 units charged at a rate of $396 per unit). The remaining balance** is split into three installments per semester, with each assessed a 5% service charge (totaling 15%), due:

Fall 2019

  1. October 20
  2. November 20
  3. December 20

Spring 2020

  1. March 20
  2. April 20
  3. May 20

The Installment Plan is a semester long contract. Students must enroll into the Installment Plan each semester.

*Non-Resident Tuition & Fees are due in addition to Basic Tuition & Fees

**Total Non-Resident Tuition & Fees is determined by the number of units a student is enrolled in ($396 per unit of coursework)

Per the Terms and Conditions of the License Agreement for students who live on-campus, SDSU will bill housing and meal plan fees in eight installments during the academic year. A student's housing and meal plan fees will be determined by the assigned room type and selected meal plan.

Housing & Meals installments are due:

Fall 2019

  1. August 20
  2. September 20
  3. October 20
  4. November 20

Spring 2020

  1. January 20
  2. February 20
  3. March 20
  4. April 20

For information related to on-campus housing, please visit housing.sdsu.edu. For information related to dining and meal plans, visit eatatsdsu.com.

Installment Plan Enrollment

To enroll in the Basic Tuition and/or Non-Resident Tuition Installment Plan:

  1. Log into the Online Student Account
  2. Look for Installment Payment Plan section
  3. Click Enroll for the desired Installment Plan(s)
  4. Fill in the specified fields and submit the form
  5. Immediately submit first payment online

Be sure to read an understand the terms of the contract. Students are expected to make all installment payments on time. Enrollment must be completed online; Installment Plan applications are no longer accepted in-person. The first payment is due upon enrolling in an Installment Plan. 

Installment Plan Payments

Students enrolled in an Installment Plan may make payments via the Online Student Account. Once an eBill has been received:

  1. Log into the Online Student Account
  2. Click on Make a Payment
  3. Select the correct installment payment (be sure to look carefully at the due dates)
  4. Submit payment

Refer to the Installment Plan information above for the specific due dates of each Installment Plan. Billing notifications are sent approximately on the 5th of each month. To learn about the available payment options please visit the Payment Options webpage.

Additional Installment Plan Information

  • Students must re-enroll into the Install Plan each semester
  • Parking and other miscellaneous fee may not be paid in installments
  • Professional Program Fees may not be paid in installments
  • Basic Tuition & Fees Installment Plan is not available for Summer Sessions
  • Late registration participants may enroll in the Installment Plan - a $25 late registration fee will be accrued in addition to related installment fees

Information on this Web site is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to ensure that information is current and accurate. The statements found on this Web site are for informational purposes only.