USPS Postal Rate Change

We announced in our blog last June of a proposed United States Postal Service (USPS) rate increase. On August 29, 2021, the USPS implemented the following rate adjustments in accordance with the Postal Regulatory Commission. Shown below are some of the most common USPS products used for SJSU mail. Please refer to the USPS Price List for more information and other USPS products.

If you have any questions, please contact the Distribution and Asset Services Manager, Sonja Bowsky, at (408) 924-1592 or Workflow Coordinator, Phil Perez, at (408) 924-1594.


Product Previous Price New Price
Letters (First-Class, stamped, up to 1 oz.)* 55¢ 58¢
Letters (First-Class, metered, up to 1 oz.) 51¢ 53¢
Letters (each additional oz., up to 3.5 oz.) 20¢ 20¢
Letters (Presort, metered, up to 3.5 oz) ** 46¢ 49.4¢
Postcards (First-Class, stamped)* 36¢ 40¢
Postcards (Presort, metered, machinable)** 29.3¢ 33.5¢
Flats (First-Class, large envelopes, up to 1 oz.) $1.00 $1.16
Flats (each additional oz.) 20¢ 20¢


Product Previous Price New Price
Letters and Postcards (up to 1 oz.) $1.20 $1.30
Cost for additional weight varies per destination.
See USPS Price List.
Varies Varies
* Provided as general information. Distribution Services does not use stamps.
** Presorted rate: Used for most outbound campus mailings.

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