Money Matters


Sacramento State students are required to pay tuition and fees each semester they attend. Tuition is the cost to attend classes; mandatory fees are designated for specific programs and services all students can access. Examples of mandatory fees include:

  • The University Union fee, which allows students to use The WELL during the academic year
  • The health fee, which enables students to access the Student Health and Counseling Center
  • The ASI fee, which facilitates student involvement through student government, events and activities

Tuition and fees are due to the University14 days after a student registers for classes. Neither you nor your son or daughter will be billed. Due dates and balances owed are available to students via the MySacState portal.

Pay In Person
Your son or daughter can pay tuition and fees in person at the Student Financial Services Center (Lassen Hall, Room 1001) using:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Money order
  • Cashier’s check

Debit cards and credit cards will not be accepted. Access the Student Financial Services Center’s contact information and hours of operation here.
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Pay Online

Students can pay tuition and fees online through the MySacState portal. Parents who would like to access online payment options should ask their son or daughter to create a “Parent Pin” in MySacState (learn how to do so here), after which parents can pay online using a different website, located here.

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pigApproximately 70 percent of students attending Sacramento State receive some form of assistance to help pay for college. Financial aid, scholarships and grants are available to ease the burden.

Need help getting started?
Please review the following material from Sac State's Financial Aid & Scholarships office to get started:

If this material does not resolve your question, please contact Financial Aid & Scholarships here.

Visit the Financial Wellness website for budgeting and other useful information.