Cal State Apply charges $55 to apply to each program.
If you have questions or concerns about the fees, please contact the campus.
Submitting Your Payment
When you are ready to submit your application, go to the Submit Application tab and click Pay for My Programs. Do not submit any payments before submitting your application. Payments can only be made in the application via electronic check, 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 want to use PayPal, note that you can add money to your 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 Check Status 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.
Credit Card Payment Disputes
An unauthorized credit card chargeback against a fee will result in the application being placed on hold for all programs. A chargeback is the return of funds to a consumer, typically occurring after a credit card transaction is disputed with the credit card company.
If we receive an unauthorized chargeback from your credit card company, we will notify you of the chargeback, place your application on hold, and notify all programs to which you applied of non-payment. To reinstate your application, you must send a money order that totals the full fee plus a $25 bank processing charge for each incorrect chargeback within 10 business days of the notification.
If payment is not received within this timeframe, any future activity will be barred until all outstanding fees are paid, including applications for future cycles.