Student Finance

Student Finance

University Cash Services Adjusted Hours of Operation During the COVID-19 Disruption

Counter Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Friday: Closed

Phone Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 10:00am to 4:30pm

Fridays: 10:00am to 4:00pm

UCS will be monitoring emails 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday 

All check payments must be placed in the drop box located near the Student Services Lobby at the Information Help Desk.

Please email ucs@csun.edu for all other inquires.

NEW! - Student Finance Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Who do I contact?
    • A: UNIVERSITY CASH SERVICES: ucs@csun.edu – payments, refunds, Fall 2020 tuition questions

  ADMISSIONS & RECORDS: admissions.records@csun.edu – adding/dropping classes

          FINANCIAL AID: financial.aid@csun.edu – financial aid status, award amounts

                           STUDENT ACCOUNTING: student.accounting@csun.edu – Summer 2020 and prior balances

  •  Q: When will my financial aid disburse?
    • A: Financial Aid will be posted to your account 10 days before the start of the semester. Refunds will begin processing in the following weeks. Sign up for eRefund to receive your financial aid securely and directly to your bank account.
  • Q: What is my financial aid status?
    • A: You will receive an e-mail notice when you are awarded. Check your CSUN e-mail so you do not miss important messages from the Financial Aid Office. Here is a tutorial on how to view your financial aid awards, when you are awarded: https://www.csun.edu/financialaid/tutorials
  •  Q: I e-mailed the Financial Aid Office and haven’t gotten a response yet, what do I do?
    • A: They are serving all CSUN students and have a high volume of e-mail inquiries at this time. Please wait for a response if your question is regarding award amounts, financial aid status, or other financial aid-related questions. Please visit their website in the meantime: https://www.csun.edu/financialaid
  •  Q: Where is my Cal Grant?
  •  Q: Where is my Middle Class Scholarship?
  •  Q: The payment deadline is August 17 but my financial aid isn’t awarded yet/ awards in August. What do I do?
    • A: Log into your Portal, click on the Financial Matters Tab > My Financial Obligations > View Account Information. If you have been awarded financial aid, it will appear here as anticipated aid and deduct from the balance. Then your remaining balance is due August 17. If you have submitted the correct financial aid documents on time (by June 30), the financial aid office e-mailed you regarding enrollment protection. If you did not receive the e-mail from the financial aid office, we recommend enrolling in the payment plan while your financial aid is being reviewed. Make sure you have submitted your requested documents on your To-Do List.
  •  Q: Do you have payment plans?
    • A: Yes. Payment plan C is open through August 17, 2020.  This divides up the payment into 2 separate payments due August 17 and September 15, with no additional fees for Fall 2020. See the Student Finance link below for the fee sheet information: https://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/FeePaymentFlyer.pdf . Use Google Chrome for your browser and disable pop-up blockers. Log into your Portal, click on the Financial Matters Tab > My Financial Obligations > Enroll in Payment Plan.  
  • Q: How do I make a payment in-person to avoid the 2.75% credit card charge?
    • A: To avoid the 2.75% processing fee with a credit or debit card online, you can pay online through your student portal with electronic check (eCheck). There is no fee with electronic check. You will carefully type in your bank routing number and bank account information. Checks may also be dropped off in the drop box at the information booth or mailed. We are open to process cash and debit payments: we do not accept credit cards in person. CSUN is adhering to mask and social distancing guidelines. More information on how to pay your fees: https://www.csun.edu/stufin/ucs-how-pay-your-fees
  •  Q: Can I pay my fees with a debit card online?
    • A: Your debit card is tied to a bank account. Use electronic check option to avoid the 2.75% processing fee. If you use your debit card online, you will be charged the 2.75% processing fee. Electronic check is free.
  •  Q: I am a California resident. Why am I being charged nonresident fees?
    • A: If you are a California (in-state) resident, please follow the steps and complete the forms on this webpage: https://www.csun.edu/admissions-records/residency-csu-tuition . We need confirmation from Admissions and Records that you are a CA resident. The charges will adjust in the system once A&R approves of the change.
  •  Q: How does the waitlist work?
  •  Q: When is my Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 balance due?
    • A: Due to the COVID-19 disruption, we are extending the due date for Spring 2020 /Summer 2020 balances to 10/31/2020. However, please make payments when you can to reduce the amount you will owe later. If you need a diploma, the balance will need to be paid off to receive it. There are no formal payment plans, you can just lower the amount of your payment when you make a payment. Please note, we are not sending students’ account to collections at this time, and there are no late fees.
  • Q: I dropped my summer classes, where is my refund?
    • A: Contact Tseng College to request your refund. Their email address is: tsengfinance@csun.edu . Include your full name and ID number, along with your refund request.
  •  Q: I don’t see my question here, who can I contact?
    • A: Please send an e-mail to ucs@csun.edu and include your name and 9-digit CSUN Student ID Number.

Rev.: 08-06-2020

Tuition and Other Fees/Parking Fees

Student Payment Information

Student Account Information

IRS Form 1098-T

Student Refunds

Perkins Loans & Sponsorships

Employer Reimbursement

Many companies offer tuition assistance to employees who participate in work-related or degree-oriented college programs. They may require proof of enrollment, charges incurred and proof of payment.

To request such documentation please complete this form:  Employer Reimbursement Form

About

University Cash Services is responsible for the collection of student payments and preparation of financial aid, loans and scholarship disbursements.

Student Accounting maintains all financial transactions recorded on students and sponsors accounts, including registration fees, housing, meal plan charges and other various fees; payments and financial aid awards.  The department is also responsible for the collection of all student related accounts receivable.

Financial and Tax Services is responsible for the administration and collection of Federal Perkins loans receivable and the point of contact for Federal and State tax compliance, including Form 1098T.