EEP participants are fully enrolled students in the University, so their tuition costs are set by the regular fees charged by the California State University (CSU) system. Parents should refer to the University Cost of Attendance page for current costs. The student is responsible for purchasing their own books and supplies and the cost estimate includes these expenses as well. The cost and management of transportation is the responsibility of each student/family. EEP students are not allowed to room on campus; EEP is a commuter program only, and all EEP students must live at home with family and supportive parents/legal guardians. As fully matriculated students, EEP students qualify for all academic scholarships and loans available to any college student. EEP students are encouraged to take summers off after they are admitted.
One-time fees (Summer of Application Year)
Applicants must submit qualifying ACT scores; the ACT test may be taken on the Cal State L.A. campus at the SEAA (see "About the SEAA" tab at left), but previous scores are also allowed. Qualifying test scores are accepted throughout the year but students must complete the initial interview by mid-May, two weeks before the May Orientation.
Qualified applicants must attend a seven-week Honors Academy in the summer prior to the intended entrance to the program (see "Application Process" tab at left). During the seven weeks, applicants will take two specially-designed workshop courses that are consistent with college-level material. However, these are non-credit courses, used solely to aid in the mutual-assessment of the fit of college for young scholars.