Fees and Finances

Prepare your finances for your trip to Cleveland and your first days/weeks on campus. We advise you not to bring large amounts of cash with you to Cleveland. Please choose instead to use traveler’s checks (some in amounts under $50.00 so that you can cash them easily). 

If you arrive in to Cleveland Hopkins (CLE) airport, you can exchange traveler’s checks and foreign currency at the Travelex Currency Exchange branch.

Bank drafts will not provide immediate cash because Cleveland banks will hold them for at least two weeks to verify that funds are available. Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants, stores, and most businesses in Cleveland and the US.

If you are a new graduate student who has been offered employment in your academic department, you will not receive your first paycheck until about five weeks after beginning work. Please note that all paychecks are subject to applicable tax deductions.

Cleveland State offers several payment options for tuition, University housing, and other charges added to your student bill.


Tuition and fees are automatically calculated based on your enrollment status, residency, and your course selections. View the fee schedules effective for current academic year.

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 late payment penalties, collection activity and account holds. The University will not register a student, confer a degree on a student, or provide a 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.

Paying Your Bill

·         On-line -

·         Secure electronic payments by check or by credit card can be made on-line 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)

·         Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted. Note that a 2.9% service fee is assessed with all credit card payments.

·         Mail - Only checks (No Foreign Check Accepted) and money orders made payable to Cleveland State University should be mailed. Payments should be sent to:

Cleveland State University
Cashier's Office - MC 115
2121 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

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 to begin. You can also learn more here