Cal State L.A.


Fee Information

Fall Quarter 2013 term dates are September 26, 2013 through December 14, 2013. Payment begins July 15, 2013.

Tuition and fees

Payment Plans

Other Fees

Important Dates



Financial Aid

Refund Policy


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

Tuition and fees must be paid before registering for classes unless awarded financial aid grants, loans, scholarships, sponsored by a third party or a partial payment due to a payment plan. Incomplete or non-payment of tuition and fees may result in a hold placed on the student's account, possible disenrollment from the current term, forfeiture of tuition and fees already paid and ineligible for payment plan for two consecutive terms.

Students that dropped 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.

Fall 2013 Tuition and fees

 0 - 6.0 units  6.1 units
or more
Health Facilities  $           2.00  $         2.00
Athletics  $         20.95  $       20.95
Associated Student Body  $         19.25  $       19.25
University- Student Union  $         91.50  $       91.50
Instructionally Related Activities  $         20.00  $       20.00
Student Health Services   $         55.00  $       55.00
Student Success Fee  $         81.36  $  81.36
Tuition, (Undergraduate)  $    1,058.00  $   1,824.00
Undergraduate Total  $   1,348.06  $ 2,114.06
Tuition, (Credential Program)  $    1,228.00  $   2,116.00
Initial Teaching Credential Program Total  $   1,518.06  $ 2,406.06
Tuition, Graduate / BP)  $    1,302.00  $   2,246.00
Graduate / BP Total  $   1,592.06  $ 2,536.06

For new and re-admitted students that have paid the Enrollment Deposit fee for Fall 2013, 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 Fees

Education Doctorate Fee (semester)
Health Facilities  $           3.00
Athletics  $          31.42
Associated Student Body  $          26.87
University-Student Union  $        137.25
Instructionally Related Activities  $          30.00
Student Health Services   $          82.50
Student Assessment   $        122.04
Tuition  $   5,559.00
Total Tuition and fees for EdD  $   5,992.08

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.


Other Fees:


Comprehensive Exam
(Payment not required if taking classes)


Late Fee (non-refundable) begins on 8/26/13 for continuing students and 9/26/2013 for new and returning students.


Cal State LA One Card (Picture must be taken only during the quarter in which student paid.)


Writing Proficiency Exam (non-refundable) English 102 prerequisite must be completed before paying fee.


Please Note: You may purchase parking permits in person at the Parking and Transportation Center starting August 26, 2013. The Parking and Transportation Center is located in Parking Lot 3, and accepts cash, check, Visa or Mastercard.


Important Dates

August 26, 2013 - Late fee for continuing students.

September 3, 2013 - Deadline to sign-up for the Management Payment Plan.

September 25, 2013 - Deadline to drop all courses for 100% refund and not be charged the proration charge.

September 26, 2013 - Fall classes begin. Late fee begins for new and returning student. First financial aid disbursement.

October 10, 2013 - Deadline to pay Fall 2013 tuition and fees. Deadline to sign-up for the Installment Payment Plan and Partial Refunds.


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, 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. (Weekends and holidays excepted).

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 2.9% service charge. Please log on to:

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 Fall 2013 Fee Analysis Form

Download the Fall 2013 Tuition and Fees Information


Financial Aid Student Information

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, payment 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.


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Last Update: 7/8/2013