New Student/Parent FAQs

The following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are intended to assist parents with the process of paying for and viewing information about fees and charges associated with their student's admission to Sacramento State.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. If necessary, the student can complete a third-party release form that will allow us to discuss the account with you. This release form and additional FERPA information is available on the Registrar’s Office website.

All communication from the University is sent to the student via MySacState messaging through the MySacState portal, or made available on the Student Center within the portal. It is ultimately the student’s responsibility to make sure his/her class fees are paid on time.

Due dates are generated based on the date that the student registers for classes. Please have your student check his or her MySacState account for his or her specific due date, which will be available the day after he or she registers for his or her first class.

For a list of possible due dates please visit our Fees, Deadlines & Refunds webpage.

It is ultimately the student's responsibility to make sure his/her fees are paid on time. Once the classes are dropped, students on the wait-list are enrolled into the class. Unfortunately, we cannot re-register a student. The student will need to attempt to register for his or herself during the next available registration period.

Deposits to a OneCard can be done in person, by mail, or online. Please visit the OneCard webpage regarding deposits.

The Student Health & Counseling Services Fee is one of several mandatory registration fees, voted into effect by the student body. It provides all students access to healthcare, regardless of insurance. Please visit the following link for more information on those mandatory campus fees.

Please include the student ID number (not a social security number), and make checks payable to CSUS to the following address: 

Sacramento State
Bursar's Office
6000 J Street, MS 6052
Sacramento, CA 95819