Tuition Fees & Fee Deferments

Within 24 hours of registering for classes, your Student Center will reflect a tuition fee balance and a due date.  Tuition fees must be paid by the due date unless you have a Fee Deferment.

There are three options available to pay tuition fees:

  1. Pay the balance in full
  2. Enroll in the Installment Payment Plan (IPP)
  3. Use Financial Aid to pay

Using Financial Aid to Pay

Complete Your Financial Aid File
Make sure to follow the 6 Step Financial Aid Process to ensure your file is complete.

How Payments are Applied
When you accept financial aid you authorize Sacramento State to automatically apply financial aid towards tuition fees and obligations owed to the University.  If your aid does not cover your full charges, you will be responsible for paying the remaining balance by the due date.

Refund of Aid
Once institutional charges owed to the University (tuition fees, housing, campus fees, etc.) are deducted from your financial aid and if there are left over funds, those funds are issued to you as a refund.  The refund may be used towards other education related expenses such as books and supplies, parking permits, books, rent, etc.  

To get your refund faster via direct deposit, sign-up for eRefund.  If you are not enrolled in eRefund, a paper-check is the default method for a refund which is mailed to your current address on file. 

Fee Deferments

A fee deferment postpones payment of tuition fees typically through the second week of the semester.  Deferments are based on the expectation that tuition fees will be paid by the fee deferment expiration date by financial aid and/or the student.  They are issued on a semester basis and will expire.   Deferments protect you from being dropped from your classes.  Refer to your My Sac State account > Student Center > Holds section to view Fee Deferment and expiration date.

Fall 2018 Fee Deferment Expiration Dates Reasons Fee Deferment Expire
May 1, 2018 You did not submit all "Initiated" financial aid documents by May 1 
June 20, 2018 Continuing Students who submitted all financial aid documents by May 1, but did not pass Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
September 7, 2018
You submitted all "Initiated" documents by May 1

Your SAP status reflects one of the following:
  • SAP Meet
  • SAP Warning
  • SAP Probation

You have been awarded financial aid 


Spring 2019 Fee Deferment Expiration Dates
Reasons Fee Deferment Expire
January 16, 2019 You did not pass the Fall Grade (Probation) Review 
February 1, 2019 You have been awarded financial aid for the Spring semester