Fall Semester 2021

Fall Semester 2021 instruction term dates are August 23, 2021 through December 18, 2021.  We will begin accepting tuition and fees payments on April 26, 2021.  A $25.00 late fee begins August 9, 2021 for continuing students, and August 23, 2021 for new and returning students.

Please note that all student tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

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 payment is required 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 do not plan to attend any classes should drop all classes before the first day of instruction.  Students who drop all courses completely 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 Fall 2021 Refund Procedure and Regulation tab and also available on the Disbursement website.

It is the student's responsibility to drop classes, regardless of the reason, by the published deadlines to avoid charges or be eligible for a full or prorated refund.  Failure to track your enrollment and finances on your GET student account may result in charges and holds that will withhold permission to register for future terms and services offered by the institution from anyone owing fees.

Tuition and Fees Amount

Fall Semester 2021

Tuition and Fees

0-6 units 6.1 units or more
Health Facilities $3.00 $3.00
Athletics $32.97 $32.97
Associated Student Body $26.88 $26.88
University Student Union $137.25 $137.25
Instructionally Related Activities $30.00 $30.00
Student Health Services $143.73 $143.73
Student Success Fee $145.05 $145.05
Tuition (Undergraduate) $1,665.00 $2,871.00
Tuition (Credential Program) $1,932.00 $3,330.00
Tuition (Graduate) $2,082.00 $3,588.00
Undergraduate Total $2,183.88 $3,389.88
Credential Program Total $2,450.88 $3,848.88
Graduate/BP Total $2,600.88 $4,106.88

Attention New and Returning Students: If you have paid the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit for Fall 2021, please reduce your tuition payment by $100.00. (Does not apply to continuing students.)

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

Fall Semester 2021 Doctorate Programs

Tuition and Fees

Doctor of Education Doctor of Audiology
Health Facilities $3.00 $3.00
Athletics $32.97 $32.97
Associated Student Body $26.88 $26.88
University Student Union $137.25 $137.25
Instructionally Related Activities $30.00 $30.00
Student Health Services $143.73 $143.73
Student Success Fee $145.05 $145.05
Tuition Fee $5,919.00 $7,371.00
Total Tuition and Fees $6,437.88 $7,889.88

Student Involvement and Representation Fee (SIRF): $2.00

This is a voluntary fee and will be automatically posted 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 September 20, 2021.  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.

Professional Program fee: $270.00 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.) programs in Accounting
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Business Administration
Master of Science (M.S.) program in Healthcare Management
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Information Systems

Non-resident Tuition fee: $396.00 per unit:
In addition to basic tuition and fees, non-resident students must pay $396.00 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

Fee Amount
Comprehensive Exam (Payment not required if taking classes) $10.00
Late Fee (non-refundable) begins on 8/9/21 for continuing students and 8/23/21 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 102 prerequisites must be completed before paying fee. $25.00

Important Dates

August 1, 2021

Last day to sign up for the Management Payment Plan.

August 9, 2021

$25 non-refundable late fee begins for continuing students.

August 15, 2021

Last day to sign up for the Installment Payment Plan.

August 22, 2021

Deadline to drop all classes and receive full tuition and fees refund, less a $5 processing fee.

August 23, 2021

Classes begin; $25 non-refundable late fee begins for new and returning students.

September 7, 2021

Fall 2021 Add Deadline; deadline to drop for partial refunds of tuition and fees.

September 8, 2021

Fall 2021 Past Due Billing statements available to download on GET.

September 15, 2021

Fall 2021 Past Due Billing tuition and fees due date.

October 28, 2021

Deadline to completely withdraw and receive a prorated Fall 2021 refund.

Billing Information

You may view your tuition and fees as well as other financial information on your GET student account. Please note: billing statements are available on GET for download each term after the add deadline; billing statements are not mailed.

Students who have an outstanding balance receive an email notification to their Cal State LA email address after the add deadline established in the Schedule of Classes. You will be able to download the tuition and fees billing statement on GET after the add deadline of the respective term. Partial or non-payment of tuition and fees by the billing deadline date may result in a hold being placed on the student's account, possible disenrollment from the current term, and forfeiture of tuition and fees payments already made.

Students who anticipate financial aid funds must verify their award status with the Financial Aid Office before the billing due date to prevent disenrollment from classes.

Payment Information


Your health and safety are our top priorities. As a preventative measure due to COVID-19, we are not accepting payments at the Cashier’s windows.

Online Payments:

Credit 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. CASHNet Smartpay operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week; however 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.

Electronic check payment is available on CASHNet Smartpay. There is no service fee to pay by electronic check.

Credit cards accepted are American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard and Visa with a 2.65% non-refundable credit card processing service fee. Please log on to the Cal State LA ePayment site.

International Payments (bank transfers and credit cards):

California State University, Los Angeles has partnered with Flywire to offer an easy and cost-effective way to make international payments.  Flywire accepts international credit card payments and other local payment for over 100 countries and territories including Alipay and UnionPay.  You can pay via bank wire option transfer securely from any country, and bank typically in your home currency.  Learn more about Flywire and make a payment now.

Flywire payments will be posted to your Cal State LA Student Account as tuition and fees payments or otherwise as specified in the Flywire transaction. Your Flywire payment should not exceed your cost for tuition and other required fees. All refunds for wire payments will be processed through Flywire and sent back to the original source.

Mail or Depository dropbox:

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.

Mailing address:

Cal State LA
One Stop Financial Services
Student Services Building, Room #2380
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8524


Download the Fall 2021 Fee Analysis Form

Download the Fall 2021 Tuition and Fees Information

Financial Aid Students

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

If you are anticipating financial aid to pay your student tuition and fees, it is your responsibility to ensure the following:

  • Confirm that you have been awarded financial aid, and your aid is authorized to cover your tuition and fees. You can confirm by logging onto your GET account and viewing your Financial Aid Award.
  • If your aid awarded does not fully cover the tuition and fees, payment must be made for the difference before you can add classes.
  • To receive partial aid, you must be enrolled in at least half-time units (six units for undergraduate, four units for graduate). To receive your full-time financial aid disbursement, you must be enrolled in twelve units minimum for undergraduate and eight units minimum for graduate (subject to SAP requirement).
  • If your financial aid award is later canceled or changed due to a change in enrollment or eligibility, you are responsible for paying any outstanding charges.

Please visit the Student Financial Aid website for additional information.

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.