The Office of Admissions is adjusting policies due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about our policy changes for students and families.

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Application fee refunds

The $50 application fee is not refundable if an applicant is denied, withdraws their application, or changes their mind about attending CSU; nor is it applicable to tuition and fees if the student enrolls. If the payment of an application fee presents a financial hardship, students can request an application fee waiver.

Applicants who inadvertently pay the application fee more than once for a specific application or who pay and then are approved for an application fee waiver will be refunded accordingly. No refund request is necessary.

Enrollment deposit refunds

The $300 enrollment deposit opens access to the Housing application and Orientation sign-up for newly admitted on-campus freshmen and transfers. If payment of the enrollment deposit presents a financial hardship, students can request an enrollment deposit deferral.

Admitted students who deposit and then experience a change of plans can submit the update request form to change their application to a different term up to one year in the future. In these cases, the enrollment deposit may be applied to the new term.

Refunds are available upon request until the dates listed below. After these dates, enrollment deposits are non-refundable.

Enrollment deposit refund request deadlines
Freshmen Students Transfer Students
Fall Semester

May 1

July 1

Spring Semester

December 15

December 15

 Summer Term

July 1

July 1

Deposit Refund Request

Event fee policy and refunds

The Office of Admissions offers recruitment events at no charge to students or their guests, except for Gameday Information Sessions, which include football tickets offered at a discount. Full refunds for Gameday Information Sessions will be honored if cancellations are made at least 72 hours before the event. You must submit the refund request form to be considered for a refund. If the number of guests changes, you may request a partial refund by submitting the refund request form. Partial refunds can be requested either in advance or at event check-in. Partial refunds will not be issued after the event date.

Questions about the refund policy should be directed to

Event Refund Request