Fee Information Spring 2015

Spring 2015 term dates are March 30, 2015 through June 13, 2015. Payment begins January 26, 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 initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, 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.

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 Proration Schedule available in the Disbursement website.

Spring Quarter 20150 - 6.0 units6.1 units or more

Tuition and Fees

Health Facilities$2.00$2.00
Associated Student-Body$17.25$17.25
University Student Union$91.50$91.50
Instructionally Related Activities$20.00$20.00
Student Health Services$55.00$55.00
Student Success Fee$82.66$82.66
Tuition, (Undergraduate)$1,058.00$1,824.00

Tuition, (Credential Program)


Tuition, (Graduate / BP)

Undergraduate Total$1,347.36$2,113.36

Initial Teaching Credential Program Total

Graduate / BP Total$1,591.36$2,535.36

For new and re-admitted students that have paid the Enrollment Deposit fee for Spring 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 Assessment$123.99
Total Tuition and Fees for EdD$5,994.03


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 3/9/15 for continuing students and 3/30/15 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 March 9, 2015. The Parking and Transportation Center is located in Parking Lot 3, and accepts cash, check, Visa or Mastercard.

Important Dates

March 3, 2015 - Deadline to sign-up for Management Payment Plan.

March 9, 2015 - Late fee for continuing students.

March 29, 2015 - Deadline to drop all courses for 100% refund and not be charged the proration charge.

March 30, 2015 - Spring classes begin. Late fee begins for new and returning student. First financial aid disbursement.

April 14, 2015 - Deadline to pay Spring 2015 tuition and fees. Deadline to sign-up for the Installment Payment Plan and Partial Refunds.


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, only available on GET.

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 billing due date may result in a hold placed on the student account, possible disenrollment from the current term and forfeiture of tuition fees already made.

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 this 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 Peer Transfer 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: PeerTransfer 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 CSULA 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 Spring 2015 Fee Analysis Form

Download the Spring 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 Policy

Spring 2015 Refund Policy

California State University, Los Angeles course withdrawal and tuition and fees refund policy is established in accordance with Section 41802 in Title 5 of California Code of Regulations, and the United State Department of Education regulations governing Title IV financial aid.

Deadline Dates

March 29, 2015

Full (100%) Refund Deadline Date-Complete withdrawal

Students must drop all courses/units or withdral from the University on March 29, 2015 before the first day of classes to receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees, professional program fee and non-resident tuition fee.

March 30 - April 14, 2015

Add/Drop Period.  Partial Refund Dates-Reduction in Unit Load

Students who drop some but not all courses/units resulting in a lower tuition fee, or professional program fee, and or non-resident tuition fee within the campus designated drop period will be entitled to a refund of the difference in tuition and fees and a prorata refund of the Professional Program fee or Non-resident tuition fee, if applicable.  The tuition difference is from (6.1 or more units) to (0 to 6 units).

March 30 - May 14, 2015

Pro-rata Refund Dates

Students who drop all courses/units or completely withdraw from the University on the first day of classes and no later than the sixty point in the quarter will receive a pro-rata refund of tuition and fees, professional program fee and non-resident tuition fee.  The pro-rata refund is based on the drop or withdraw date and the length of the quarter minus proration charge.  Students must pay tuition and fees, professional program fee and non-resident tuition fee for the number of days enrolled.