The University Controller and Accounting Services is dedicated to facilitating the primary mission of the University by seeking the most cost-effective methods of delivering services while continuing to implement improvement of services to students, faculty, staff and all other customers.
Accounting Services is responsible for processing and recording complete, accurate and timely financial information for use with reporting, management, and decision making. The accounting process addresses itself to accounting and reporting on resources used and must provide evidence of compliance with legal requirements.
Fresno State uses the HigherOne Choice card (with the photo of our mascot Timeout) to help students manage funds they receive from the university, such as financial aid, refunds and scholarship awards. Higher One, a financial services company, is our partner in this effort.
The procedure to receive funds – which does not require activating the Higher One MasterCard – raises questions about the process and possible fees. We are using several methods to provide information, including an FAQ available at www.fresnostate.edu/accountingservices/money. Students also can ask questions by calling the Student Financial Services Office at 559.278.2876.