The University Corporation - Dining

Payment Information

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1 Payment Option is available for paying Meal Plan fees.

Installment Plan Option

Installment Plans - allows the student to pay the total cost of the Meal Plan in 8 installments over the course of the academic year.

  • Initial payment of $160.00 that cannot be covered by financial aid.
  • After the $160 initial fee is paid, the remaining 8 installment fees will be posted to the student's My Northridge account portal.
    • 4 installments will be posted to the myNorthridge portal near the start of each semester in early August and early January.
  • Please note that monthly payments do not add any additional Dining Dollars to your meal plan card. The Dining Dollars included for each plan type is the total allotted for the entire academic year.
    • Those on the Meal Plan for the Spring semester only will receive half of the total annual Dining Dollars allotted.
  • If you are going to pay in installments and use a credit card, University Cash Services will not automatically charge your card every time a payment is due. It is your responsibility to make each payment by the due date.

 

Additional Important Information

  • Please send the remaining payments that are posted to your account to University Cash Services. All checks and money orders need to be made out to "CSUN or California State University, Northridge".
    Do not send Meal Plan payments to Housing or the Meal Plan Office!
    • Post Mark dates will not be honored, please be sure to send payment to University Cash Services before the due date to avoid late fees and disruption in services.
  • By signing the 2019-2020 Fall/Spring Meal Plan Contract, you have agreed to participate in the meal plan program for the entire academic year and will be held financially liable unless you withdraw from CSUN or move off campus.
  • To cancel the meal plan, submit the Meal Plan Cancellation form (which can be found here) to The Meal Plan Office.

How to Make Payments

Online

Payments can be made online through your myNorthridge Portal with an electronic check or a credit card* (MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover)**.

* There is a 2.75% service fee when making credit card payments.
** If you are going to pay in installments and use a credit card, University Cash Services will not automatically charge your card every time a payment is due. It is your responsibility to make each payment by the due date.

In-Person

Payments can also be made in person at University Cash Services, located in Bayramian Hall Lobby, Room 100, with cash, money order, check, or ATM/debit card. There is a $20.00 fee for any returned payment.

By Mail

Payments can also be mailed to University Cash Services. Please make checks payable to "CSUN or California State University, Northridge"

Please include Student ID Number on the check and mail payment to: CSUN University Cash Services: 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8214

DO NOT send Meal Plan payments to Housing or the Meal Plan Office!

Post Marks will not be honored please submit payment well before due date to ensure there is no disruption in services.

Using Financial Aid for Payments

Students may use Financial Aid funds to pay for their Meal Plan fees.
Note: the $160.00 initial Meal Plan fee cannot be covered by Financial Aid, therefore this must paid out of pocket.

Financial Aid is disbursed at the beginning of every semester. Any remaining outstanding balance that's not covered by financial aid will be the student's responsibility.

Important: Financial Aid funds will only be applied as payment to Meal Plan fees on the student’s portal after all tuition, university fees and housing fees has been paid for the entire semester. Please contact Financial Aid Dept. to verify your awarded amount will be enough to cover your Meal Plan fees. You will be responsible for covering any remaining Meal Plan fees not covered by your financial aid.

If the disbursement of your Financial Aid funds is past the Meal Plan fees due date, please contact the Meal Plan office, so a stay can be placed on your Meal Plan account which will prevent interruption of your Meal Plan privileges. For any questions regarding your Financial Aid, please contact Financial Aid Office.

Late Fees

A $15.00 late fee is applied if payments are not made by the 10th of each month.
Please pay your Meal Plan fee on or before the due date to avoid the consequence of a late fee by mailing your payment at least 10 days prior to the due date.
Date marks from the Post Office (postmarks) are not honored; your payment needs to be received at University Cash Services on or before the due date to avoid the late fee.