2019-2020 Application Cycle
Cal State Apply charges $55 to apply to each program.
2020-2021 Application Cycle
Cal State Apply charges $70 to apply to each program.
If you have questions or concerns about the fees, please contact the campus you are applying to.
Submitting Your Payment
When you are ready to submit your application, go to the Submit Application tab and click Submit. Do not submit any payments before submitting your application. Payments can only be made in the application via PayPal, pre-paid credit or debit card, or standard debit or credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Credit card payments cannot be made over the phone.
If you choose to pay via PayPal, once you complete the transaction on PayPal, you must return to your Cal State Apply application and click Submit. Note that you can add money to your PayPal account at select retail locations. Visit the PayPal website for locations and information.
Once you submit your application and payment, click View Payment History for each program on the Submit Application page to confirm your payment's receipt.
Because campuses have access to your information as soon as you submit your application, no refunds can be issued for any reason (this includes missed deadlines and campuses no longer accepting applicants). For more information, see the Cal State Apply Refund Policy.