How to Pay


When to Pay

All payments are due on the MONDAY prior to the first day of instruction each semester. A student account must be paid in full or you must be enrolled in a payment plan before the first day of academic instruction in order to avoid penalties, collection activities and account holds. The University will not register a student, confer a degree on a student, or provide an official transcript to any student or former student who has any financial obligation to the University (other than a loan not yet due).

Students who have an unpaid balance or are not current with their budget payment plan installments will not be permitted to keep their future term enrollment. Students who have an outstanding balance at the end of a term may not participate in an upcoming term until their debt has been satisfied or reduced to an acceptable level.

Payment Due Dates

Semester Undergraduate / Graduate Students / Law Students

Fall 2024

MONDAY,  August 19, 2024

Spring 2025

MONDAY,  January 6, 2025
Summer 2025 (all sessions)

MONDAY,  May 12, 2025

FEDERAL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT THE USE OF CURRENT FINANCIAL AID FOR PAYMENT OF PAST-DUE CHARGES. STUDENTS MAY NOT USE CURRENT OR FUTURE FINANCIAL AID OVER $200 TO REPAY A DEBT FROM A PRIOR ACADEMIC YEAR.  Federal Financial Aid will automatically pay your current academic year institution charges (i.e. tuition, fees, room & board) and up to $200 of any prior academic year charges.  Non-Federal funds (private loans) can be used to pay a prior term balance.

The University will assess a $250 penalty if a student account is not paid in full by the completion of the semester.  Unpaid accounts will be  certified to the Collection Enforcement Division of the Ohio Attorney General's Office.  Additional fees are assessed by the AG's Office and students are NOT PERMITTED to enroll until a balance with the Attorney General's Office is paid in full.

Payments Accepted

  • Check - Accepted online, through the U.S. Mail and via the Express Payment Center at the Payment Processing Office.  NOTE THAT IF YOUR ACCOUNT IS PAST DUE, THE HOLD ON YOUR ACCOUNT REMAINS FOR AN ADDITIONAL 10 DAYS UNTIL YOUR PAYMENT CLEARS OUR BANK ACCOUNT.  Certified funds (cashier's check/money order) do not require additional 10 days.
  • Credit Card - Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card are accepted online only. A 2.95% service charge is assessed (minimum fee for transactions between $20 and $106 is $3.00).  International card payments will have a 4.25% service charge.  When paying though CampusNet, please turn off pop-up blockers.
  • Cash - Not accepted.

Payment Methods

  • Online - Secure electronic payments by check or by credit card can be made online through CampusNet. Log onto CampusNet and click on the Account tab, then on Make Payment and follow the instructions. Your student account balance is updated immediately when making a payment on-line.
    • There is no fee to pay by electronic check.  (Your bank routing number begins with the first two digits of 01 - 12, 21 - 32, or 61 - 72)  (You must type in your routing and account number, please do not use a copy/paste function.)
    • Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted. Note that a 2.95% service fee is assessed with all credit card payments.
  • Mail - Only checks and money orders made payable to Cleveland State University should be mailed. Payments should be sent to:

Cleveland State University
Bursar's Office - BH 114
2121 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Please write your CSU ID number on the front of the check. Do not mail credit card information or cash. Also, do not use the interoffice Campus Mail service to deliver any check, credit card or cash payment.  *Note, if you are sending payments that require a physical address (UPS, FedEx, etc.) please use our "CAMPUS LOCATION" address, which you will find on the lefthand side of this page.

  • Express Payment Center (located outside Parking & Transportation Services BH115) - Checks and money orders can be securely deposited at the Express Payment Center.  Please include your CSU ID number on all checks.
Paying with a 529 plan?
  1. Contact your 529 Administrator.
  2. Notify your administrator to pay Cleveland State University
  3. Select to pay by ACH via Flywire.
  4. Inform them of the Amount.
  5. Include the student’s name and CSU ID number
  6. If you do not select to pay via ACH, your 529 Administrator will mail your payment check to the University (please provide them with an accurate mailing address).  Please allow ample time for processing and mailing (we recommend up to 10 days).



The University is required to report the receipt of cash and cash-like items (money order, bank check, traveler’s check, cashier’s check, etc.) in excess of $10,000 to the IRS.  Funds can be submitted in one transaction, or in two or more related transactions throughout the semester.  Cleveland State reports these transactions by filing IRS Form 8300.  Please refer to IRS Publication 1544 for more information.

Note:  A check drawn on the payer’s own account, such as a personal check, regardless of amount, is currently exempt from the IRS reporting requirements.  


Check Information

Disclosure Notification:
When you provide a check as payment, you authorize CSU to either use the information from your check to make a one-time electronic funds transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.
When we use information from your check to make an electronic funds transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the same day you make your payment.

  • Check 21

    The "Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act," also known as "Check 21" has been implemented within our Office. Check 21 allows Cleveland State to convert each paper check into a digital image, able to be transmitted electronically to the bank.
    • Please be aware that funds are often debited from your account the same day your check is presented. It is important to make sure you have funds available in your account when you present a check as a form of payment.
  • Dishonored Checks

    If a check or e-check payment presented to CSU is returned by the bank for any reason (incorrect account information, insufficient funds, closed account, stop payment, etc.) the returned check, along with a returned check fee up to $30.00 will be charged to the student account for whom the payment was presented.  The $30.00 fee is assessed for each returned check regardless of the check amount. If an account indicates a history of returned checks, or a student fails to clear the check within 30 days, the University may suspend a student's check writing privileges. Please note that placing a stop payment on a check submitted to CSU as payment does not constitute a formal withdrawal from the University or cancelation of registration.  Your student account may be assessed a late payment fee if your returned item causes your student account not to be paid by the tuition due date.

Foreign Checks and Wire Transfer Payments

Cleveland State University does not accept foreign checks. For the benefit of our international students, wire transfers are the preferred method of remitting payments. This allows a student to access their funds within 48 hours rather than the usual six to eight weeks required for processing a foreign check.

International students should utilize FlyWire when paying from outside of the U.S. Go to Flywire.com to begin. You can also learn more here https://www.csuohio.edu/bursar/international-student-payments