Student Accounts

Payment Options

Don't know what to pay for the upcoming term? Log into WebAdvisor and click on 'Pre-Bill' to view pending charges, accepted financial aid, and your estimated balance due to CLU.

Pay in Full Plan

The student account balance is paid in full full prior to the beginning of the registered term. CLU does not accept credit cards or debit cards for tuition and fee payments.

International wire transfers are now available in CLUpay.

Pay by Check

Please include your student ID number on the check and mail to:

California Lutheran University
Business Office #1220
60 West Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Pay in Full Through CLUpay

  • Pay tuition and housing deposits online
  • Receive e-mail and text notificatons when new eBills arrive
  • Quick access to view and print your most recent statements and billing history
  • Enroll in automatic monthly payment plans
  • Initiate international wire transfers
  • Set up eRefunds to get your money faster
  • Unique login for authorized users; i.e. parents, etc.
  • Make payments online using electronic checks at no charge

To access CLUpay, log into MyCLU, open WebAdvisor, and click on CLUpay.

Authorizing Users for Electronic Account Access

  1. Students login to MyCLU, open WebAdvisor, and click on CLUpay
  2. Add a new user in the Parent PIN section

Authorized users with a PIN can click here to make a payment!

Pay via e-check on an Automatic Monthly Payment Plan

  • Enroll through CLUpay
  • Enrollment fees apply
  • Interest-free payment option
  • Plans available for 15-week and 11-week terms
  • Employer Reimbursement participants do not qualify
  • Click here for details


New International Wire Transfers Process on CLUpay

To pay your student account balance via international wire transfer, log into CLUpay as you normally would. Click on the " International Wire Transfer" link and enter the amount in US dollars that you wish to pay to your student account. After clicking on the "Checkout" button, simply select the "Pay with Foreign Currency" option and follow the Western Union instructions provide.

Interest and Other Fees

Traditional undergraduates must make payments according to CLU's financial clearance policy to avoid interest and other fees.

Graduate students and students in the Professionals program must submit payment in full or enroll in an authorized monthly payment plan by the first day of class to avoid interest and fees. Payment is due by the first day of class.

CLU charges interest on any remaining balances for all past due student accounts at the rate of 1.25%. Interest is assessed on the first of each month.

CLU charges $25 for returned check, ACH, and wire transfer payments. The fees apply to any returned payment made in person or made online through any of our service providers. Additional fees from those service providers may apply.


Contact us at or call 805-493-3180 to speak to a CLU representative who will help you estimate your costs.

Letter to Parents of First Year and Transfer Students

from Steve Woods
Director of Student Accounts

Note: Payment of tuition and all other fees becomes an obligation of the student at the time of registration. Prior to the deadline for adding classes, students must have their accounts paid in full (with the exception of pending financial aid), or have a current monthly payment contract. An account is considered past due if the balance is not paid within 30 days after the beginning of the semester. According to University policy, no student may begin a new term with a balance owing from previous term attended.

Any student owing a balance and not currently registered may request extended billing for an additional $100 enrollment fee. CLU has contracted with an off-site billing service to provide monthly billing to non-registered students.