Making Payments as an International/NSE Student
Spring 2018 Tuition, fees, & housing security payment deadline for NEW International/NSE students is February 2nd.
Payment deadlines are extended for international students during their first semester at CSUMB only. This extension is a courtesy to accommodate the occasional difficulties in transferring money internationally.
After the first semester, international students must pay by the standard university-posted deadlines.
- Go to csumb.edu/dashboard and click on "CMS" (2nd option in the upper lefthand corner of the navigation bar) to view your Student Center.
- Look at the Finance Section of your Student Center.
- Click on the "Other Financial" dropdown menu, select "Charges Due," and select the arrow to continue. Here you will see a breakdown of the charges you owe. Make a note of these charges, as you will need to enter them into Flywire when paying.
Do not click "Make a Payment" in your student center. If you pay using this method, you will incur a 3% credit card fee.
CSUMB has contracted with Flywire to offer an innovative and streamlined way to make a payment from your home country.
Founded by a former international student, Flywire’s mission is to save money for international students and their families that would otherwise be lost on bank fees and unfavorable foreign exchange rates.
- Go to csumb.flywire.com
- From the dropdown menu, select the country that you will be paying from, and then indicate how much you will be paying for which charge.
- Select your preferred payment method from the options provided. Options may include bank transfer, debit/credit card in your home currency, electronic payment, or other local options.
- Create your account or log into your existing Flywire account, then enter some basic information to initiate your payment booking.
Follow the instructions provided to send funds to Flywire. For bank transfers, follow the instructions provided to send your funds. Depending on your bank, payment may be made online, in person, or over the phone. For debit/ credit card payments, enter your card details online to complete your payment in your home currency.
- Note: Additional local payment options may be available depending on the country you are paying from.
- Track your payment by logging into your Flywire account at any time. Receive text and email status updates each step of the way, including a confirmation when your payment has been delivered to your institution.
Phone: +1 (617) 207-7076
US Toll-Free: 1-800-346-9252
No matter your time zone, you will have a dedicated Flywire multilingual customer support team available to you via live chat, email and phone to answer any of your questions.
Are you an agent looking to submit payment for a group of students?
Check back soon for Flywire's special Group Payment Portal!
The Campus Service Center accepts cash and checks (in U.S. Dollars) at Student Services, Building 47, First Floor. Please bring your student ID number and your CSUMB Otter Card.
Recently, international students were the target of a well-orchestrated plot to steal their money. Read the news article here.
Because these scams are not uncommon, we encourage you to be on the lookout for scams and fraud when looking for ways to make your tuition payment.
Remember, using an authorized payment method (like Flywire or paying through the Campus Service Center) ensures that your payment is secure and safeguarded from money loss in any event.
Flywire provides 24/7 customer service, complete transparency, and tracking of your payment as well as a guaranteed price at the time of booking that is not affected by currency fluctuations. Additionally, if you find that you are able to receive a lower price from your bank than from Flywire, Flywire will match that price with its Best Price Guarantee.
There is also a common and deceitful scam wherein a company falsely claims that it is representing the IRS (the U.S. Federal tax institution, the Internal Revenue Service). The company may call multiple times, leaving scary recordings stating that thousands of dollars are owed and that the call must be returned to avoid further penalty. In reality, it is extremely unlikely that you will be contacted by the IRS. In the highly unusual circumstance where this would happen, you would be contacted via posted mail.
Note that the IRS:
- Never asks for credit card, debit card or prepaid card information over the telephone.
- Never insists that taxpayers use a specific payment method to pay tax obligations.
- Never requests immediate payment over the telephone and will not take enforcement action immediately following a phone conversation.
- Taxpayers usually receive prior notification of IRS enforcement action involving IRS tax liens or levies.