Demand Draft Payments


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You can pay with a Demand Draft by mail (see below), in person in the Student Services Center at the Bursar's Office Cashiering Services windows, or you may place your Demand Draft payment in the night depository which is located to the right of the front entrance of the Student Services Center (under the scrolling electronic sign).

  • Demand Draft must be in U.S. dollars
  • Demand Draft must be drawn on a U.S. bank
  • Must be MICR encoded at the bottom of the draft
  • Make Demand Draft payable to San José State University or SJSU
  • Mail Demand Draft to:

San José State University
Bursar's Office
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0138

  • The student’s SJSU ID number must be on the face of the Demand Draft.
  • Postmarks are not accepted. Demand Draft must be stamped received in our office by the Payment Due Date; otherwise, classes are subject to enrollment cancellation.
  • If Demand Draft is returned for any reasons, student is responsible for returned check charges and any applicable late fees.

Note: Demand Drafts cannot be used to make an eCheck payment online.


Reporting Cash Payments Greater Than $10,000

In accordance with the U.S. Department of the Treasury Publication 1544, SJSU is required to report all cumulative cash transactions more than $10,000 in a one year period to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This is reported on IRS Form 8300. Cash is defined in this publication as:

  • Currency
  • Cashier's Checks
  • Money Orders
  • Traveler's Checks
  • Bank Drafts

One of the required fields on IRS Form 8300 is either the Social Security Number (SSN) or Passport Number of the student making the payment. Please be prepared to provide this information at the time you present your payment if using one of the cash payment methods listed above and the total payments made within the calendar year exceed $10,000.