Fall 2015

Fall Quarter 2015 term dates are September 24, 2015 through December 12, 2015.

Please note that all tuition and fees are subject to change.

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees.  All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun.  All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate.  Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

Tuition and Fees Procedure and Information

Tuition and fees must be paid before registering for classes unless a student is fully awarded financial aid grants, loans, or scholarships, is sponsored by a third party or is participating in a payment plan. Incomplete or non-payment of tuition and fees may result in a hold being placed on the student's account, possible disenrollment from the current term, and forfeiture of tuition and fees already paid. Students may also become ineligible to participate in a  payment plan for two consecutive terms.

Students who drop-after the first day of the quarter and up to the 60% point will be charged a prorated fee based on the date of the drop. Please refer to the Fall 2015 Proration Schedule available in the Disbursement website.

Fall Quarter 20150 - 6.0 units6.1 units or more

Tuition and Fees

Health Facilities$2.00$2.00
Associated Student-Body$19.25$19.25
University Student Union$91.50$91.50
Instructionally Related Activities$20.00$20.00
Student Health Services$55.00$55.00
Student Success Fee$85.14$85.14
Tuition, (Undergraduate)$1,058.00$1,824.00

Tuition, (Credential Program)


Tuition, (Graduate / BP)

Undergraduate Total$1,351.84$2,117.84

Initial Teaching Credential Program Total

Graduate / BP Total$1,595.84$2,539.84

For new and re-admitted students that have paid the Enrollment Deposit fee for fall 2015, please reduce your tuition payment by $100.00. (Does not apply to continuing students.)

Please note: Courses numbered 900, for fee purposes is considered equivalent to a one-unit course.

Tuition and Mandatory FeesEducation Doctorate Fee (semester)

Doctorate Program

Health Facilties$3.00
Associated Student Body$26.87
University-Student Union$137.25
Instructionally Related Activities$30.00
Student Health Services$82.50
Student Success Fee$127.71
Total Tuition and Fees for EdD$5,997.75


Student Involvement and Representation Fee (SIRF)  $2.00

This is a voluntary fee and will be automatically post to your student account.  You can choose to opt out on your GET student portal. Navigation: Self Service>Campus Finances>Account Inquiry>Activity.  Please opt our before October 14, 2015.  The fee amount is $2.00 per fall and spring terms, and is used to support the student leadership; involvement; governance; and advocacy programs managed by the California State Student Association (CSSA). For more information, please visit the CSSA website, at http://www.csustudents.org/our-priorities/sirf.

Professional Program fee $169.00 per unit

The Professional Program Fee is paid on a per unit basis, in addition to basic tuition and fees for the following current graduate business programs:
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Master of Science (M.S.) program in Accountancy
Master of Science (M.S.) program in Business Administration
Master of Science (M.S.) program in Health Care Management
Master of Science (M.S.) program in Information Systems

Non-resident Tuition fee $248.00 per unit
In addition to basic tuition and fees, non-resident students must pay $248 per unit. The fee applies to all non-resident of California including international (visa) students on an F or J visa.

Tuition and Fees Payment Plans

Other Fees

Other Fees
Comprehensive Exam (Payment not required if taking classes)$10.00
Late Fee (non-refundable) begins on 8/3/15 for continuing students and 9/24/15 for new and returning students$25.00
Cal State LA One Card (Picture must be taken only during the quarter in which student paid)$5.00
Writing Proficiency Exam (non-refundable) English 102 prerequisite must be completed before paying fee$25.00
Please Note: You may purchase parking permits in person at the Parking and Transportation Center starting August 24, 2015. The Parking and Transportation Center is located in Parking Lot 3, and accepts cash, check, Visa or Mastercard.

Important Dates

August 3, 2015 - Late fee begins for continuing students.

September 2, 2015 - Deadline to sign-up for Management Payment Plan.

September 23, 2015 - Deadline to drop all courses for 100% refund and not be charged the proration charge.

September 24, 2015 - Fall classes begin. Late fee begins for new and returning student. First financial aid disbursement.

October 8, 2015 - Deadline to pay fall 2015 tuition and fees. Deadline to sign-up for the Installment Payment Plan and Partial Refunds.

Billing Information

You may view your finances on your student account online through GET which displays tuition and fees and other financial information. Please note: Billing statements are not mailed and is only available on GET for download during the 4th week of the quarter.

Students who have an outstanding balance will be sent an email notification to their Cal State L.A. email address after the add deadline established in the Schedule of Classes. You may download the tuition and fees billing statement on GET during the 4th week of every quarter. Students failure to pay by the established deadline is cause for disenrollment from the current term, and forfeiture of tuition and fees already paid. Students may also become ineligible to participate in a  payment plan for two consecutive terms.

Students that anticipate financial aid funds must verify their award status with the Financial Aid Office before the billing due date to prevent disenrollment from classes. Students that have a third party sponsor and have an outstanding balance will receive an email notification and may download their billing statement on GET for information purposes only. Please note that it will be the student's responsibility if the sponsor does not pay the balance.

Payment Information

In Person:

Payments by cash or check must be paid prior to enrolling for classes. Your full payment will allow you to register on the same day, if it is your scheduled appointment date on GET. The Cashier’s Office hours are Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Web Payments:

Credit card, debit card, and electronic check payments can be made through CASHNet Smartpay – you must pay your tuition and fees in full prior to registering for classes. Smartpay operates 24 hours a day; seven days a week, but payments received after 9:00 pm will not be posted to your account until the following business day. Weekend and holiday payments will not be posted until the following business day.

Debit and Electronic Check are available on CASHNet Smartpay for a $5.00 service charge. You can also pay with your ATM/Debit card that contains one of the following logos: STAR, NYCE OR PULSE. Accepted credit cards are American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard and Visa with a 2.75% service charge. Please log on to: https://commerce.cashnet.com/csulapay.

International Wire Transfer Payments:

International students who do not have a U.S. bank account may transfer funds from their foreign bank directly to Flywire for payments such as: tuition and fees, housing and application fees. All payments must be transferred in U.S. dollars. International foreign exchange rates will vary. For more information and instructions, please download the: Flywire Transfer guide. To make a wire transfer please log on to: http://info.peertransfer.com/csula.html

Mail or Depository drop box:

Check or money order payments mailed or drop off in the Cashier’s depository drop box may take three business days to process before you can register for classes. The Cashier’s Office is not responsible for payments sent by U.S. Mail until received. Please make checks payable to Cal State L.A. or California State University, Los Angeles. Please include your campus ID number (CIN) on your check.

Mail payments to:
Cal State L.A.
Cashier's Office, ADM. 128
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8524

Download the Fall 2015 Fee Analysis Form

Download the Fall 2015 Tuition and Fees Information

Financial Aid Student

You may register for classes if Financial Aid has awarded and authorized to cover your tuition and fees. If your aid does not fully cover the tuition and fees, payments must be made for the difference before you can register for classes.  For questions regarding your award, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (323) 343-6260.

If you are receiving financial aid to pay your fees, please verify by logging to your GET account. Please confirm that:

  • You have been fully awarded financial aid and your aid is authorized to cover your tuition and fees.
  • If your does not fully cover your tuition and fees, payment must be made for the difference before you can register for classes.
  • If your financial aid award is cancelled at a later time, you will be responsible for paying the outstanding tuition charges.
  • As a reminder, if you withdraw from your class(es) after the first day of the quarter, you will be responsbile for proration tuition fees owed.

Refund Procedures and Regulations

Regulations governing the refund of mandatory fees, including nonresident tuition, for students enrolling at the California State University are included in Section 41802 of Title 5, California Code of Regulations.