Money Order Payments

You can pay with a money order by mail (see below), in person in the Student Services Center at the Bursar's Office Cashiering Services windows, or you may place your money order payment in the night depository which is located to the right of the front entrance of the Student Services Center (under the scrolling electronic sign).

  • Make money order payable to San José State University or SJSU.
  • Mail money order to:

San José State University
Bursar's Office
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0138

  • The student’s SJSU ID number must be on the face of the money order.
  • Money orders will not be returned to the student.
  • Postmarks are not accepted. Check must be stamped received in our office by the Payment Due Date; otherwise, classes are subject to enrollment cancellation.

Note: Money orders cannot be used to make an eCheck payment online.

Reporting Cash Payments Greater Than $10,000

In accordance with the U.S. Department of the Treasury Publication 1544, SJSU is required to report all cumulative cash transactions more than $10,000 within a 365-day time period to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This is reported on IRS Form 8300. Cash is defined in this publication as:

  • Currency
  • Cashier's Checks
  • Money Orders
  • Traveler's Checks
  • Bank Drafts

One of the required fields on IRS Form 8300 is either the Social Security Number (SSN) or Passport Number of the student making the payment. Please be prepared to provide this information at the time you present your payment if using one of the cash payment methods listed above and the total payments made within the calendar year exceed $10,000.