Student Finance

How to Pay Your Fees

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.

1.   PAY BY CREDIT CARD:

  • American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.
  • The credit card processor SmartPay charges a 2.75% service fee to the cardholder.

          DIRECTIONS:

  • Go to myNorthridge.
  • Select Financial Matters tab.
  • Select My Financial Obligations section.
  • Select Make a Payment.
  • Select Pay by Credit Card.

          REMEMBER:

  • Have your CSUN ID number ready.
  • Have your credit card number & expiration date ready.
  • There is a service fee.

2.  PAY BY ELECTRONIC CHECK:

          DIRECTIONS:

  • Go to myNorthridge.
  • Select Financial Matters tab.
  • Select My Financial Obligations section.
  • Select Make a Payment.
  • Select Pay by Electronic Check.

           REMEMBER:

  • Have your CSUN ID number ready.
  • Have your routing and checking account numbers ready located at the bottom of your personal check.
  • Do not enter your debit card number.

NEW - Allow parents, guardians and other authorized payors to access the online payment site.

3.  PAY BY MAIL:

DIRECTIONS:

Mail payment to:
California State University, Northridge
University Cash Services
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8214

           The University is NOT responsible for delayed or lost mail.

        REMEMBER:

  • Make your check or money order payable to CSUN or California State University, Northridge.
  • Write your CSUN ID number on the check.
  • To avoid the consequence of a late payment, mail your payment at least 10 days prior to the due date.
  • A postmark on the day the payment is due is NOT accepted as a timely payment.
  • Cash, ATM/debit card, personal check, cashier's check or money order. Credit Cards are NOT accepted.

4.  PAY IN PERSON:

        DIRECTIONS:

  • Go to Bayramian Hall, Student Services Lobby.
  • University Cash Services Counter.
  • Student payment drop box at the information desk. DO NOT place cash in the drop box.

        REMEMBER:

  • Have your CSUN photo id card ready.
  • Have your cash, check or ATM/debit card ready.

IMPORTANT: It is the sole responsibility of the STUDENT to withdraw from classes. Refunds can only be issued to students who withdraw from classes by the published deadlines. Students are responsible for verifying/confirming their withdrawal from classes by printing a copy of their schedule.

The Student Finance web site contains information authorized and available at the time of publication. Its content, including dates and fee amounts, is subject to change without prior notice or obligation.