Fees, Payment, and Refund

Students are responsible for filing drop requests and all associated fees. Partial charges might be posted on your account depending on the drop date even though students did not make payment.

Tuition Fees

Type Cost
LEC/SEM/SUP $280 per unit
Activity $291 per unit
Lab $375 per unit

*Fees are subject to change without notice.

Winter Session is the only semester at SJSU that doesn't charge the mandatory campus fees. 

A $45 late fee will be assessed depending on your late registration date. Refer to the Winter Session calendar for specific dates. Billing statements will not be sent and students are responsible for checking their MySJSU account for the payment due date. Failure to pay fees by the due date may result in classes being dropped without notice.

Some courses, such as laboratory and limited enrollment courses, have higher costs and may have fees significantly higher than the basic tuition rate shown here. The actual per course fee is listed after each class in the schedule.

Residents and non-residents of California (out-of-state students and foreign students) are charged tuition at the same rate in this session.

Take any 3-unit class during Winter Session and save hundreds of dollars!
CA Residents Winter Spring
Class (3 units) $840.00 $1,665.50
Student Fees $0 $835.50
Health Fees $0 $226.00
Document Fee $0 $17.00
Total $840.00 $2,743.50
*Part-time (Up to 6 units)
Note: $0 for non-resident, student, health, & document fees for Winter Session.

Fee Receipts

You may use a printed copy from your student account to present to an employer for reimbursement or for tax reporting purposes.

Methods of Payment

Refer to payment options and instructions online at the Bursar's Office website

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Remember that your payment must be received by the due date – postmarks are not accepted. Failure to pay fees by the due date may result in the cancellation of your class(es). Review your MySJSU account for the payment due date.

Returned Checks and Declined Credit Cards

Refer to returned checks and declined credit cards at the Bursar’s Office website.


Refunds can vary based on the time you drop your course. See calendar for drop deadlines. Sign up for Direct Deposit (eRefund) to avoid the processing fee. Refunds are not processed during the add/drop period. 

For questions regarding refunds, please contact PaCE at pace@sjsu.edu.

Student Record Holds

San José State University has authority to withhold registration privileges for any student with an outstanding balance due on their account. If a Bursar hold has been placed on your records, your registration will not be processed. To resolve the debt, please call the Bursar’s Office at 408-924-1601.

Fee Disclaimer

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.

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