Spring Semester 2017 Tuition and Fees

Spring Semester 2017 term dates are January 23, 2017 through May 20, 2017.  Tuition payment begins on October 3, 2016. A late fee will be assessed for payments received after January 8, 2017 for continuing students and January 23, 2017 for new and returning students.

Please note that all student 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 semester 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 on the first day of the term and up to the 60% point will be charged a prorated fee based on the date of the drop. Please refer to the Spring 2017 Proration Schedule available in the Disbursement website.

For new and re-admitted students that have paid the Enrollment Deposit fee for Spring Semester 2017, please reduce your tuition payment by $100.00. (Does not apply to continuing students.)

Please note: Courses numbered 9000, for fee purposes is considered equivalent to a one-unit course.

Spring 2017 Tuition and Fees0-6 units6.1 units or more
Health Facilities$3.00$3.00
Associated Student Body$26.87$26.87
University Student Union$137.25$137.25
Instructionally Related Activities$30.00$30.00
Student Health Services$82.50$82.50
Student Success Fee$130.39$130.39
Tuition (Undergraduate)$1,587.00$2,736.00
Tuition (Credential Program)$1,842.00$3,174.00
Tuition (Graduate)$1,953.00$3,369.00
Undergraduate Total$2,028.44$3,177.44
Credential Program Total$2,283.44$3,615.44
Graduate/BP Total$2,394.44$3,810.44


Spring 2017 Tuition and FeesEducation Doctorate Fee
Health Facilities$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$130.39
Tuition (Education Doctorate)$5,559.00
Total Tuition and fees for EdD$6,000.44


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 out by March 17, 2017.  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 $254.00 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 $372.00 per unit
In addition to basic tuition and fees, non-resident students must pay $372.00 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

Additional Term Fees

Additional Fees
Comprehensive Exam (Payment not required if taking classes)$10.00
Late Fee (non-refundable) begins on 1/9/17 for continuing students and 1/23/17 for new and returning students$25.00
Cal State LA One Card (Picture must be taken only during the term in which student paid)$5.00
Writing Proficiency Exam (non-refundable) English 1020 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 November 28, 2016. The Parking and Transportation Center is located in Parking Lot 3, and accepts cash, check, Visa or MasterCard.

Important Dates

December 1, 2016 - Last day to sign-up for Management Payment Plan.

December 3, 2016 - Last day to sign-up for the Installment Payment Plan.

January 9, 2017 - Late fee of $25.00 for continuing student begins.

January 22, 2017 - Last day to drop all classes and receive a 100% refund, less a $5.00 processing fee.

January 23, 2017 - Classes begin, late fee of $25 for new and returning student begins.

February 6, 2017 - Last day to add classes, deadline to pay for fall 2017 tuition and fees and be guaranteed access to register, deadline for partial refunds of tuition and fees.

February 7, 2017 - Spring 2017 billing statements available to download on GET.

February 14, 2017 - Final Spring 2017 tuition and fees billing deadline.

March 17, 2017 - Last day to opt out of the SIRF fee.

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 term.

Students who have an outstanding balance will be sent an email notification to their Cal State LA. 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 term. Students failure to pay by the established deadline is cause for disenrollment from the current term, and 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 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: https://www.flywire.com/pay/calstatela.

Flywire payments (PeerTransfer) will be posted to your Cal State LA Student Account as tuition and fees payments and rolled over to future terms as long as you maintain enrollment at Cal State LA.  If you graduate, take a leave of absence, disqualified or completely withdraw from Cal State LA, please notify the Cashier’s Office Adm. 128. (Please submit a refund request to Disbursement’s Office).  The tuition and fees refund will be issued via direct deposit or mailed to your mailing address on GET.

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 LA. or California State University, Los Angeles. Please include your campus ID number (CIN) on your check.

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

Download the Spring 2017 Fee Analysis Form

Download the Spring 2017 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 term, you will be responsible 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.