Installment Payment Plan

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Installment Payment Plan Options

Please read carefully, as there has been a change to the payment plans offered.

The University offers payment plans to assist students in making their payments over a period of time. The university now offers two payment plans, one for tuition and campus fees* and non-resident fees, and one for housing only.

Tuition and campus fees only payment plan. Sign-up for this plan if you need a monthly payment plan for tuition and campus fees.

Housing only payment plan. Sign-up for this plan if you need a monthly payment for housing charges.

Sign-up for both plans if you need a monthly payment plan for both tuition and fees, and housing charges.

Two fees are not included in either payment plan. They are due with the first installment of the payment plan. They are the Health Center Operations Fee and the Student Involvement and Representation Fee (SIRF). Campus fees are mandatory with the exception of the SIRF fee, which is a voluntary fee. For more information on campus fees and the SIRF fee see our Student Fee and Refund FAQs.

Bookstore charges are also not included in the either payment plan. The due date for bookstore charges is the last due date for the semester; in October for the fall semester and in March for the spring semester.

Students have the option to sign up for one of the payment plans or both of them, depending on what is best for their situation.For students who have a financial aid fee deferral, but owe housing charges, then the housing only payment plan would be a good choice.
For details of the payment plan due dates, see Payment Due Dates.

The Fall and Spring semester payment plan fee for the tuition and campus fees is $35. (The payment plan fee is non-refundable.) This fee will post to your account at the time you select the plan. This fee is charged per term if the tuition and fee payment plan is selected. For the Fall 2017 semester, there is a $35 fee for each plan.

For step-by-step instructions on how to sign up for the Tuition and Fee only Payment Plan, see Payment Plan.

For step-by-step instructions on how to sign up for the Housing Only Payment Plan, see Payment Plan.

For Special Session, students who wish to sign-up for the payment plan, please contact the Bursar's Office via e-mail at or by phone at 408-924-1601 and your inquiry will be directed to an Account Specialist.

Note: Payment plans are not offered for Winter or Summer sessions and are not available for Open University students. 


Payment Plan Eligible Charges

  • For the tuition and campus fees only payment plan: Basic registration fees, course fees, late registration fees and non-resident tuition (non-California residents).
  • For the housing only payment plan:Housing charges

Important: Once a student enrolls in an IPP, eligible charges are divided into the installments. If charges post after any/all installment payments have been made, please be aware that the new charges will be divided into the number of installments for the plan. It is important that students check their MySJSU account after charges are incurred to see the latest installment balance(s) and due date(s). In other words, if you add or drop a class and your full time or part-time status changes, this will be reflected on your account.