How To Pay

How to Make Payments

There are several different methods for making future housing payments listed below.

Note! If you are a parent or guardian, you will not be able to log in to make a payment until your student sets up a Payer Account for you. See the step-by-step process for Payer Guide

Payments may be made in person at the Seawolf Service Center, 1st floor of Salazar Hall, if using cash, check, or money order. 

Make checks payable to Sonoma State University. Write the student’s name and University number on the check. You may also mail in a money order.

The mailing address is Seawolf Service Center, 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928.        

To pay online, you must log into SSU Online Services and click on the Payment button.

Payments on student accounts made online by credit or debit card will be charged a 2.65% non-refundable service fee by our third party provider, CASHNet® SmartPay. There are several simple options for students to avoid this fee. Student fees paid by financial aid will not be impacted by this change. For additional information, visit Credit Card Service Fee FAQ. The University accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

You may also pay by eCheck by clicking on the eCheck link and entering the information. 

Helpful Information to Know

Guest Access

Students are able to give parents or other supporters access to their account information, view/print statements, and make payments or add Wolfbucks. Guest access also allows for billing notification emails to be send directly to the guest email address.

Late Fees

Licensees who are late in payment of any housing rent or food will be assessed a fee of $30 per late payment. Payments received after the 10th of the month are considered late. Three or more late payments may jeopardize your campus housing status. Notification of the late fee will be sent via email to your SSU email account informing you to pay your outstanding balance by a certain date. Unpaid accounts will be forwarded to a collection agency by the University, after numerous attempts of trying to collect the debt. All agency collection fees plus the unpaid debt are the responsibility of the account holder.

Prior to registration, residents will need to clear any outstanding balance on their account. For more information, please see the Office of the Registrar’s Hold website. 


My SSU login page for online services, utilizes your Seawolf ID (LDAP), the same User ID and password you use throughout SSU.  Click on the "My SSU" button to enter PeopleSoft. 

After logging on you will be at your Student Center. Within the Student Center will find your:

  • "To Do List"
  • "My Account" information
  • "View Financial Aid"

If you don't remember your User ID and password, go to the IT Help Desk, Schulz 1000, with a campus or photo ID to have your password reset.

Financial Aid

In order to be considered for a variety of financial aid, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year by March 2. For more information, visit: Federal Student Aid. The school code for SSU is 001156.

SSU’s early applicant deadline was January 31, 2020. If you are a newly admitted student for Fall 2020, Financial Aid will begin sending out email award offer notifications in late March. Continuing students will receive email award offer notifications in mid-June. For more information, visit the Financial Aid website page on How to Apply for Financial Aid.