May Session

Cal State LA May Session 2018

BIG NEWS!! Additional Pell Grant Awards Available for Eligible Students

Have you heard? Beginning Summer 2018, you may be eligible for an additional Pell Grant award in Summer Session (including May Session). Please read the information under the Financial Aid tab on this page or click here. To learn more about your specific eligibility and to receive help with your Summer Session 2018 financial planning, contact: Center for Student Financial Aid | 323-343-6260.

Class schedules are on GET! | Register today!

Why attend May Session?
  • Finish a full course in just 3 weeks and have time for a summer job, fun activities or relaxing
  • Compressed schedule, focused classes
  • Complete a requirement and accelerate your progress toward graduation
  • Smaller classes mean more individual instruction
  • $320 per unit and NO student fees

Important Dates

Dates Activity
March 5, 2018 Classes are published on GET.
March 19, 2018 Appointment registration begins for continuing Cal State LA students.
April 16, 2018 Appointment registration begins for non-Cal State LA students.
May 21, 2018 May Session begins.
June 9, 2018 May Session ends.

May Session 2018 Calendar (at-a-glance) 

Fees, Payments, Cancellations and Refunds 

Per Unit Tuition Rate
Cost for One
3 Unit Course
Cost for Two
3 Unit Courses
Fee Comparison State Supported Fall/Spring 0-6 Units

No campus fees are charged for May Session courses. Students will only be charged the per unit fee.

May Session 2018 Payment Plan

March 5, 2018 
Students may submit their first installment toward May Session 2018 to the Cal State LA Cashier's Office.
April 18, 2018
Last day to enroll in the payment plan. The second and final installment payment must be submitted within 30 days of the first payment.
May 18, 2018
All second installment payments for May Session 2018 must be received by the Cal State LA Cashier's Office.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancelled Courses: Students should find another class to meet their summer schedule needs. If there are not any courses to meet this need, a refund will be issued. DO NOT drop yourself from a cancelled course; use the SWAP feature in GET.
Course Drops and Tuition Refunds: Students enrolling in courses (Section 80, 81, 82 or greater) and programs offered in Summer Self-Support Sessions through PaGE are entitled to a tuition refund when they follow the established campus procedures and deadline dates to drop courses/units or completely withdraw from the Summer Self-Support Sessions. 
Students who completely withdraw/drop courses on or after the start date of the Summer 2018 Self Support Sessions must pay pro-rata tuition fees for the number of days enrolled in each Session. The pro-rata tuition charges are calculated based on the drop or withdraw date and the length of the Sessions. Refund checks will be mailed to the mailing address on the Cal State LA student GET.
Students must pay tuition for the number of days enrolled in the session. Detailed Refund Policies and Proration Schedules information can be found on the Disbursement Office Webpage; (323) 343-3630.
The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to 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 system wide 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 system wide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Section 66028-66028.6 of the Education Code).

Class Schedules

View Schedule of Classes here. (Updated 5/14/18)

How to Register

Continuing Cal State LA Students – Current Cal State LA students will register though GET. Please check your email for your GET appointment date. Cal State LA requires payment in full when registering for courses. For more information, please visit Cal State LA Student Financial Services.

Non-Cal State LA Students Non-Cal State LA students may enroll in courses from the May Session classes schedule. Instructor signature is not required prior to the start of the term. However, it is important that pre-requisites have been completed. Enrollment is based on course availability. Registration may be completed by submitting the May Session Registration Form or by calling (323) 343-4900. Cal State LA requires payment in full when registering for courses.

Department Consent/Pre-requisites - Department permission is required before enrolling in restricted courses requiring “DEPARTMENT CONSENT.” Please be prepared to show proof of any pre-requisites from an official or unofficial transcript.

State-Supported SummerDuring the summer, certain colleges such as the Charter College of Education and College of Business & Economics also offer state-supported courses. These courses are listed as Section 1-79. These courses may be taken by non-matriculated Cal State LA students through Open University.

Financial Aid

NEW!  Pell Grant eligible students who have one full term of remaining Pell Grant eligibility will have their Pell Grant award automatically posted to their financial aid award for Summer Session 2018 (includes May Session 2018). Students who wish to pursue federal loan options should submit a Summer financial aid request may be submitted beginning, Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The deadline to apply is April 27, 2018. Students must have a complete financial aid file to be considered for summer funding. Students should check their “TO DO” list on GET to determine if they have any outstanding and required documents. Summer financial aid requests WILL NOT be processed for students with outstanding financial aid documents. Read more about the "Year 'Round Pell Grant" and how it can ensure your timely graduation here.

Steps to apply (for loans only): 

  1. Complete a Cal State LA Summer 2018 Financial Aid Summer financial aid request.
  2. PLAN AHEAD!  Meet with your Financial Aid Advisor to verify if you have any remaining eligibility from the current 2017-18 academic year that can be used for Summer 2018.
  3. If you wish to take advantage of your student loan options, please complete the loan process during the current academic year. The deadline is April 27, 2018.

Please review the Cal State LA Financial Assistance Summer Session 2018 webpage for more information on financial aid requests, general eligibility for summer financial aid and types of financial aid programs available. Please note that May Session is included in Summer 2018 financial aid guidelines.

To learn more about your specific eligibility and to receive help with your Summer Session 2018 financial planning, contact: The Center for Student Financial Aid; 323-343-6260.


Contact Us

For questions regarding Cal State LA May Session, please contact Kathy Martinez at the College of Professional and Global Education by e-mail or at (323) 343-4917.