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New Student Checklist

New Student Checklist

Student Financial Services is excited you are joining us in the fall!  As mentioned during orientation, we have created a checklist that will help guide you through the steps needed to get your student account set up for your first term here.  Please contact us with any questions you have pertaining to your individual student account. 

Dates are provided for the fall 2020 semester.  Please note that not all checklist items apply to each student and may be optional.  

SFS How-To Guides

New and Returning Student Checklist - Fall 2020

Due By: Task Notes

ASAP

 

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) or California Dream Act Application

It can take up to two weeks for CSUSB to receive your application and determine your financial aid eligibility.  This may be delayed if any additional information is required to determine your eligibility.  

Contact Financial Aid and Scholarships with any questions regarding your financial aid.

ASAP

Complete your Financial Aid To-Do List in your “Student Center” on myCoyote

Contact Financial Aid and Scholarships with any questions regarding your financial aid.
ASAP Review your financial aid offer in your “Student Center” on myCoyote Contact Financial Aid and Scholarships with any questions regarding your financial aid.
ASAP

Review your charges on your Student Account

How To View Your Student Account
August 1 Enroll in Direct Deposit

All refunds will be deposited directly into the bank account of your choice.  A student who does not enroll in Direct Deposit will receive paper checks mailed to their mailing address on file, delaying access to funds for up to two weeks. 

How To Enroll In Direct Deposit

August 1 Accept Federal Direct Loans through myCoyote 

If offered and you plan to use them to pay educationally related expenses including Tuition, Fees, Room, and Board.

  1. Complete Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling 
  2. Complete Federal Direct Loan  Master Promissory Note

Contact Financial Aid and Scholarships with any questions regarding your financial aid.

August 1 Review Fall 2020 Schedule of Important Dates  
August 1 Enroll in a Payment Plan

Enroll in a payment plan if you don't plan on paying your full balance by the fee deadline (August 13, 2020)

How To Enroll in a Payment Plan

August 1 Create Authorized Payer (Parent PIN) Accounts

Create an account for each parent, guardian, or other designated person so they can make payments online to your student account.

Student: How To Create Authorized Payer Accounts 

Parent/Authorized Payer: How To Manage Your Account

August 1

International Students:  Make final payment by Flywire

To ensure your payment is processed by the fee deadline, please make your payment two weeks prior to the deadline.

How To View Your Student Account

August 7

If you are in housing and/or purchased a meal plan, review your charges.

Housing and Meal Plan charges are anticipated to be applied to your account by August 7.  Please check your account for your new account balance.

How To View Your Student Account

August 13 Please select an option to ensure your balance is paid in full by the tuition and deadline.

Options:

  1. Pay in full or pay the remaining balance on your account.

  2. Enroll in a payment plan and make your first payment: Payment due dates: 08.13.2020, 09.12.2020, and  10.12.2020

  3. Ensure you have completed all your financial aid to-do list items and accepted any loans prior to the due date to cover the full or partial amount due.  If your financial aid only covers a partial amount, please pay the remaining balance in full or enroll in a payment plan (see options 1 and 2).

Fall 2020 SFS Orientation (Student) Presentation