Registration, Statement of Student Responsibility and Fee Payment Policy

Class registration is not officially completed until all tuition and fees are paid, except for those students who have formally enrolled in the university’s monthly installment plan described below. Each student is financially responsible for payment of fees and charges assessed to his/her student account. Students receive bill notification electronically via their USD e-mail address. Payment of fees is due by the specified published due dates. Accounts must be kept current in order to maintain enrollment eligibility and receipt of official University documents and services. Please note that students who have not paid their account in full (or are not current with installment plan payments) on or before the published payment deadline will be subject to the assessment of late charges, cancellation of course enrollment and housing assignment and the application of holds preventing transcript release and registration privileges. In addition, delinquent student accounts may be referred to an external agency for collection. Delinquent account information may also be disclosed to credit-reporting agencies, which could endanger the student’s credit rating. Students enrolled in Master’s programs will pay Master’s per-unit tuition fees for all coursework, at any level, at USD. Students enrolled in Doctoral programs will pay Doctoral per-unit tuition fees for all coursework, at any level, at USD. Reserved classes may be revoked if the student does not complete fee payment by the assigned fee payment dates in August and January for the fall and spring semesters respectively (see Academic Calendar, for specific dates). Beginning Fall 2015, a late payment penalty of .833% will be imposed on all students who do not complete fee payment by the deadline in the Academic Calendar. The monthly percentage of .833 of the amount owed is calculated by dividing the 10% APR by 12 months. Accounts paid by a check which is returned by the bank uncollected are not considered paid. There is a $25 service charge for returned checks. A monthly interest late fee, if applicable, may be charged to the student account if a check is returned. This fee is in addition to the $25 service charge. Any benefit derived from, or deadline met by, remitting a check which is later returned by the bank, will become void. If a returned check transaction has been posted to a student account, USD reserves the right to refuse future payment in the form of a personal check from any individual for that student’s account. Courses added after the published payment deadline must be paid in full at the time of registration. Please Note: that all refund checks will be issued in the student’s name regardless of who remitted payment.

Students on the Monthly Installment Plan: Installment payments must be kept current throughout the contract life; otherwise, the university reserves the right to cancel the student’s class reservation. If scheduled installment payments are not current by the assigned registration and fee payment days, a $150 late registration fee must be paid.

Registration or Fee Payment Procedure

To complete the official registration process, the following steps are required by the student:

  1. Dates, times and location of class reservation are announced in advance on the USD website each semester.
  2. Students may choose to complete the fee payment portion of registration conveniently by paying their student account online on the One Stop Services tab on the MySanDiego portal ( Students may also pay the required tuition, fees and room and meal plan at the One Stop Student Center, Hahn University Center, Room 126. Students enrolled in the university’s monthly installment plan should remit their payment online on or before the first of the month.
  3. If the student has any estimated financial aid, federal or campus based loans, grants or scholarships, please ensure you have met all of the requirements of the award. You may check the requirements by logging on the MySanDiego portal and clicking on the One Stop Services tab. Failure to do so will subject the student to incur monthly interest late charges.

Please read the Intersession and Summer Sessions Course Catalogs (available online) for specific information regarding the registration or fee payment procedure for those academic periods.

Payment Plans

Monthly Installment Plan

The Monthly Installment Plan allows for payment in five (per semester) installments covering actual expenses per semester. The five-payment per semester installment plan has a $50 non-refundable administrative charge each semester which is payable when signing up for the plan.

The Monthly Installment Plan operates according to the following guidelines:

  1. The student account balance with the university must not be delinquent and prior semester charges must have been paid on a current basis to be considered for the installment contract.
  2. Payments begin on Aug. 1 for the fall semester plan and on Jan. 1 for the spring semester plan.
  3. To enroll in the monthly installment plan, login to the MySanDiego portal and click on the One Stop Services tab.
  4. Adjustments are made to monthly installment plan payments as charges and/or credits occur.
  5. In the event of a contract default, USD may refuse the student or contract buyer a subsequent installment contract.
  6. All payments, which are due on the first of the month throughout the contract life, must be current. If a student’s installment plan is not kept current, the university reserves the right to cancel the student’s class reservations and room and meal plan arrangements. If installment payments are not current at the time of fall and/or spring semester fee payment or registration deadlines, a late registration fee must be paid.
  7. A $50 processing fee is required upon execution of the monthly installment plan per semester.
  8. Automatic deduction from a checking or savings account is available.
  9. Tuition payments received are refundable in accordance with the university’s published refund policy.
  10. Installment payments are not available for study abroad, summer or Intersession.

Additional information on payment plans is available from the One Stop Student Center, Hahn University Center, Room 126, (619) 260-2700.

To establish a payment plan or monthly installment contract:

Log into the MySanDiego portal and click on the One Stop Services tab. Under the My Online Student Account channel, click on “view my account.” If you are eligible, you will see the installment plan option under the installment payment plans channel. In order to effectively initiate an installment plan contract, you must pay the exact amount indicated in the installment amount due line.

Refund Policy

  1. Fees and deposits are not refundable.
  2. Tuition is fully or partially refundable only when a student officially withdraws during the published refund withdrawal schedule.
  3. The date of withdrawal for refund purposes is considered the date the Notice of Withdrawal form is received and date stamped in the Office of the Registrar. Any graduate student who thinks that his or her individual case warrants an exception to this policy should consult the dean of his or her program’s college or school.
  4. To receive a 100% refund, student must officially withdraw or drop course(s) by the 8th day of classes for the regular academic semester.
  5. Please refer to the academic calendar through the MySanDiego portal for specific dates and future changes to the “Refund Schedule.” Updates to the “Refund Schedule” will be made prior to the first day of semester classes and without written notice (see Academic Calendar).
  6. The tuition refund policy for Intersession and Summer Sessions is published in the appropriate course catalog because the sessions differ in length.
  7. A student receiving financial aid should consult the One Stop Student Center for refund policies regarding his or her financial aid funds.

For more details please contact the One Stop Student Center, Hahn University Center, Room 126, (619) 260-2700.

All fees, rates and deadlines subject to change without notice.