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.

Proposed USPS Postal Rate Change

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is proposing rate adjustments in accordance with Postal Regulatory Commission approvals to help address operating losses due to declines in mail volume. The planned rate change, if approved, will begin on August 29, 2021. As this may affect your FY 2021/22 budgets, we wanted to give you the opportunity to plan for your USPS postage usage.

The proposed Mailing Services price changes include:

Product Current Prices Planned Prices
Letters (1 oz.) 55¢ 58¢
Letters additional ounce(s) 20¢ 20¢ (unchanged)
Letter (metered 1 oz.) 51¢ 53¢
Domestic Postcards 36¢ 40¢
Flats (1 oz.) $1.00 $1.16
Outbound International Letters (1 oz.) $1.20 $1.30

If you have any questions, please contact Sonja Bowsky, Manager of Distribution & Asset Services, at 408-924-1592 or

Early Mail Pickup by USPS for Oct. 9

Monday, October 9 is Columbus Day, a federal holiday. Outbound USPS Mail will be picked up from our campus at 11:30 a.m., three-and-a-half hours earlier than normal.  USPS mail requiring same day processing and mailing should be brought to Distribution Services by 10:30 a.m. on that day. Mail received after the cutoff will go out the following day.

If you have any issues or questions, please contact the Distribution Services Manager, Sonja Bowsky, at (408) 924-1592 or .