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How To Pay For Summer School Courses

Last updated January 7, 2020

You've made the decision to take summer classes, but how will you pay for them? Paying for summer school is really no different from other semesters. You'll pay tuition based on the number of credits you'll be taking and there will be options to pay with financial aid, a payment plan, loans, or other payment methods. Read our methods below and stop by your financial aid office to determine which works for you.

Financial aid 

You can qualify for Summer Financial Aid. You'll need to fill out the 2019 Summer Aid Request Form which you can get at the Financial Aid Office (WH B-250). The deadline for submitting the form is July 11, 2019 but turning the form in as soon as you can will increase your chances of getting more aid.

Installment payment plan 

If you do not have any outstanding obligations (fees, blocks, or holds on your account) you can be eligible for an Installment Payment Plan (IPP). To set up an IPP go to myCSUDH. There will be a $33.00 fee to participate. The IPP agreement will be auto generated and will determine amounts due on dates the IPP identifies.

Private student loans 

When you've exhausted all your other financial aid options, you can look at private student loans. These types of loans are offered by banks, credit unions, and other private organizations. They have higher variable interest rates when you compare them to federal student loans.

Alternative methods 

If you don't qualify for financial aid, the IPP or don't want to take out private loans, you can try the methods in " 5 Ways To Earn Extra Cash In College" from the CSUDH Financial Tips badge. 


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