Fees & Payment

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 Due Dates

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.


Fall/Spring Open University Refund.

Summer Refund.

Winter Refund.

Special Session: Since class start date varies within a semester, refund is calculated as followed:

For classes that run 8+ weeks 
 • Students who officially drop by the 5th calendar day will receive a 100% refund (Dat 1 is 1st day)
 • On the 6th calendar day: 75% refund
 • On the 7th calendar day: 50% refund
 • On the 8th calendar day: 25% refund
 • Starting the 9th day: 0% refund.

For other dates, MBT and Nursing Certificate Program, refund is as followed: 

Calculate number of day in from start to end date
Calculate the 10% marker
Drop class before start date: 100% refund
Drop during start to 10% marker: 75%
Drop after 10% marker: 0%

Students are responsible for dropping their class officially. When students drop a class officially, their account will show class status as "Drop" or "W" grade. Failure to attend may not cause students to be dropped from a class automatically. Failure to drop a course officially generates a failing grade of “F” or Withdrawal Unauthorized (WU) and fees will be charged to the student's account.

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 CPGE at

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.

Use of Social Security Number

Applicants are required to include their correct social security number in designated places on applications for admission pursuant to the authority contained in Section 41201, Title 5, California Code of Regulations, and Section 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 6109). University uses the social security number to identify students and their records including identification for purposes of financial aid eligibility and disbursement and the repayment of financial aid and other debts payable to the institution.

Also, the Internal Revenue Service requires the University to file a 1098-T form for degree seeking students that include the student's social security number. This information is used by the IRS to help determine whether a student, or a person claiming a student as a dependent, may take a credit or deduction to reduce federal income taxes.

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