Special Information for New Students

As a new freshman or a transfer student, you are being asked to address a number of new issues for which you might not be completely prepared. We want you to succeed academically! Here are some of the basics regarding your tuition and your student account:

  • Payment for your registered classes is required before the first day of the academic semester.
    • For the Fall 2023 term, payment in full is due before Monday, August 21, 2023
    • For the Spring 2024 term, payment in full is due before Monday, January 8, 2024
    • For the Summer 2024 term, payment in full is due before Monday, May 13, 2024
  • All students are automatically enrolled in the University's budget payment plan each semester.  This will allow you the months of the semester to address your charges.  Our budget payment plans are interest free and there is no application fee to paricipate. We can incorporate your tuition, housing, course fees, and parking hangtag into your monthly payments.  Remember, you must make your first payment BY the due date. If your payments are not received by the due date, you will be subject to financial holds.  
  • It takes time to maneuver through financial aid, especially the first time. If you are late in applying for financial aid, or are still waiting for your transcripts or your tax documents, you should make payments in accordance with your budget payment plan. Any overpayment will be refunded to you after your financial aid has been disbursed. Students who choose to wait for their aid to disburse may incur financial holds.
  • All students should make a refund selection to ensure that any funds due to you are processed and issued to you as quickly as possible.  Via your CampusNet account, click on the ACCOUNT tab, then the REFUNDS tab and follow the 3 steps to set up direct deposit as your refund option.  Refunds are processed once per week.
  • Use CampusNet to verify your account balance and make your payments. Your payments are updated in real time so you can meet all the payment deadlines!
  • We send out courtesy reminder email notices just before a payment due date is approaching. Please pay attention to these. They will help you avoid penalties from being assessed on your unpaid balance.  Not receiving an email, or not reading it in time, doesn't mean your payment isn't due.
  • Please keep your mailing address current on CampusNet.
  • Update your email address on CampusNet. Every student receives a CSU email address. You can forward your mail from your CSU account to a personal email account. That way you only need to check one place for current information from the University. Please note that often an instructor will provide a Blackboard email address to access academic information. Your CSU email account (ending with @vikes.csuohio.edu) is the email address utilized by administrative offices, including the Bursar's Office, to communicate with students.


Right to Withhold Services

Cleveland State University authorizes the Bursar's Office to restrict any services to current/former students and current/former employees until any past due amounts owed to the University are paid in full. These services include, but are not limited to, the release of all academic records (e.g., diploma, and transcripts), the continuation of auxiliary services (health insurance), and registration for future semesters. Past due amounts include, but are not limited to: fees, tuition, library, health services charges, fines and loans due to the University.  Note, if your account has a financial hold, and you pay your balance via check or electronic check, please allow 10 days before financial holds are removed.