The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

California State University, Fresno (the University) administers refunds in accordance with the California Administrative Code and directives of the California State University (CSU) system.

On November 14, 2001, the board of Trustees adopted revisions to the policy governing the refund tuition and fees including nonresident tuition. The revised refund policy, Section 41802 in Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, took effect on December 14, 2001 and is detailed in coded Memorandum AA-2002-13, dated February 13, 2002.

Payment of Refunds

As a student complies with all conditions of this policy, the University shall refund to the student, as soon as reasonably possible, all money collected in excess of any obligations that the student might owe the University. Students do not need to request a refund for tuition and other fees. Any refund for which a student is eligible will be "automatic" when a student follows established procedures to cancel registration, drop courses, or withdraw for the academic period.

Refund Information


To obtain a refund, select one of the following student account refund form options:


  • Tuition and other fees
  • Non-resident tuition fees
  • Profession program fees
  • Course fees


  • Diploma fee - undergraduate
  • Dog Days orientation fee
  • Student parking permit
  • Testing: Entrance exam and UDWE


  • Admissions application fee
  • Diploma fee - Post Baccalaureate
  • Other

Questions regarding refunds can be directed to:

Student Accounts
Tel: (559) 278-2876
Location: Joyal Administration, Room 181
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Fall) and 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Summer)

Mailing Address:
California State University, Fresno
Accounting Services
5150 N. Maple Avenue, JA 58
Fresno, CA 93740-0826