General Information

Fees & Fines

All Telephone/ Cable bills are charged against the student account, and must be paid upon receipt. Students will receive their telephone bill information from the Information Technology Department via e-mail. Students are responsible for paying for any other fees and fines at the time of the service or assessment.

Fees & Fines
Late Payment Fee............................... $20 per month
Returned Check Fee............................ $20 per check
Replacement Check............................ $20 per check
Lost ID Card....................................... $15 per card
Late Registration Fee.......................... $60 per session
Duplicate Diploma............................... $30 per diploma
Official Transcript  $5 per copy
Additional Transcript Processing Fees:
Rush Service Fee......................... $10 per request
Express Mail (domestic)................ $20 per destination
Express Mail (international)........... $30 per destination

Tax Liabilities

A 14% Federal Income Tax, based on any scholarship or grant award over $28,214 will be deducted from the spring disbursement for international students.  This deduction is made by the student account’s office before a disbursement is made.  For further information regarding tax liabilities, please contact the Controller’s Office at (949) 480-4319.

Nonpayment Withdrawal

Nonpayment of tuition may result in student's involuntary withdrawal from the university and/or dropped from all courses. All session charges must be paid in full prior to the end of the academic session. The Office of Student Accounts will review any accounts with unpaid tuition for consideration of nonpayment withdrawal and enrollment cancellation.

In the event of withdrawal for nonpayment of tuition, a student will be dropped from all courses, from campus housing, and from food services. A hold will be placed on a student’s account until the financial obligation is met.

Student Account Hold Policy

A hold will be placed on a student's account for any charges past due including tuition, miscellaneous fees, or student loan.  A hold will prevent the student from registering and receiving various services from SUA including transcript requests. Account balance and hold information is available through the PeopleSoft Student System and/or through loan servicer.  Please contact the Office of Student Accounts for resolution of past due balances and the removal of all financial holds.  Contact the indicated office for release of non-financial holds.

Withdrawal Refund Schedule

When a student withdraws from the university, full or partial refunds will be made on tuition and room & board fees according to this refund schedule for each session.

Session
1st week 2nd week 3rd week 4th week 5th week 6th week 7th week 8th week
100% 90% 85% 80% 75% 70% 50% 0%

Returned Check Policy

In the event a check is returned to SUA for any reason, a returned check fee of $20.00 will be charged. The fee will be assessed to the student account if a check is returned to us unpaid by the bank due to insufficient funds, stop payment, closed account, etc. A hold will be placed on the student account until the amount of the returned check and fee is paid.

Payment must be made using CASH, CERTIFIED CHECK, MONEY ORDER, or CASHIER'S CHECK to cover the check and the administrative fee.

If SUA receives three (3) or more returned checks on any one account, another personal check will not be accepted for a minimum of two (2) years.

Replacement Check Policy

In the event a check is issued by SUA needs to be reissued for any reason, a replacement check fee of $20.00 will be charged.
For information on making tuition, room & board, and health fee payment, please see Tuition, Fees, and Payments.