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Summer Tuition and Fees

This information is for continuing CSULB students only.
All other students should go to the College of Professional and  International Education -  CPIE.

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).

Here are the Basic Fees, Tuition, Mandatory Additional Fees and Miscellaneous Course Fees for Matriculated Students for Summer registration. 

Please note: Summer courses for Graduate Business Professional and Doctorate programs are State-Support. Certain Undergraduate and Graduate courses are also classified as State-Support. Please refer to the State-Support fee schedule below.


2020 Self Support CPIE Summer Fee Schedule

CPIE Self Support Summer Fee Schedule
California Resident
& Non-Resident 
Undergraduate     Graduate               Teacher Credential     
CCPE Per Unit Fee $331/per unit $405/ per unit   $378/ per unit
Plus Total Mandatory Fees
(see below) 
$323 $323 $323

2020 State Supported Undergraduate Fee Schedule 

Summer Fee Schedule - State Supported Undergraduate*
Units  Undergraduate Fees  Mandatory Campus Fees  Total          
1 $407 $323 $730
2 $814 $323 $1,137
3 $1,221 $323   $1,544
4 $1,628 $323   $1,951
5 $1,665 $323   $1,988
6 $1,665 $323 $1,988
7 $2,100 $323 $2,423
8 $2,400 $323 $2,723
9 $2,700 $323 $3,023
10 $2,871 $323 $3,194
11 $2,871 $323 $3,194
12+ $2,871 $323 $3,194

Non-Resident students pay an additional $396 per unit plus mandatory fees. Mandatory Fees are listed below.

2020 State Supported Graduate Fee Schedule 

Summer Fee Schedule - State Supported Graduate*
Units  Graduate Fees  Mandatory Campus Fees  Total          
1 $507 $323 $830
2 $1,014 $323 $1,337
3 $1,521 $323   $1,844
4 $2,028 $323   $2,351
5 $2,082 $323   $2,405
6 $2,082 $323 $2,405
7 $2,618 $323 $2,941
8 $2,992 $323 $3,315
9 $3,366 $323 $3,689
10 $3,588 $323 $3,911
11 $3,588 $323 $3,911
12+ $3,588 $323 $3,911

* Graduate Business Professional Program students pay an additional $270 per unit. 

* Non-Resident students pay an additional $396 per unit plus mandatory fees. Mandatory Fees are listed below.

The Graduate Business Professional Fee is paid on a per unit basis in addition to the Tuition Fee and campus fees for the following State-Supported Graduate Business programs:

  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Accountancy
  • Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Business Administration
  • Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Health Care Technology
  • Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Business and Technology
  • Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Information Systems
  • Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Taxation

Note: Not all programs listed above are offered at CSULB.

2020 Doctorate Fee Schedule 

Doctorate Tuition*
Program      Doctorate Fees      Mandatory Campus Fees      Total        
Education $5,919 $323 $6,242
Physical Therapy $8,598 $323 $8,921

*Non-Resident students pay an additional $396 per unit plus mandatory fees. Mandatory Fees are listed below.

Mandatory Additional Fees 

Matriculated Students Only
Fee Description                               Fee Amount        
Associated Students Incorporated Fee: $51
Instructionally Related Activities Fee: $8
Student I.D. Card Services: $5
University Student Union Fee: $150
Student Excellence Fee: $64
Student Health Service Fee: $45

Non-Matriculated Students Only
Fee Description                               Fee Amount        
Associated Students Incorporated Fee: $51
Instructionally Related Activities Fee: $8
Student I.D. Card Services: $5
University Student Union Fee: $42

Miscellaneous Course Fees*

Some classes charge course fees for special materials or activities. Any course fees will be charged at the time you register for the course. If you do not plan to use the supplies or services covered by the course fee, see the class instructor or department office to request a waiver. Fees are subject to change without advance notice. Check your account summary in your MyCSULB Student Center immediately after registering for classes.  

*Miscellaneous course fees are defined as fees collected for materials, services or use of facilities used in concert with the basic complement of supplies needed for state-supported instruction. The course fees will be charged at the time you register for the course. If you do not plan to use the supplies or services covered by the course fee, see the class instructor or department office to request a waiver. Fees are subject to change without advance notice. More than one course fee may apply to a course.


Some online courses require exams to be taken with ProctorU and will be assessed an additional Course Materials Fee. Please refer to the course footnotes for the fee cost. Students will be required to register for ProctorU and pay these fees separate from the registration for the course.

When to Pay 

  • Fees are due 30 days from the date you register for classes or by May 13, whichever comes first. If you register after May 13, your fees are due at the time of registration. You are encouraged to make payment immediately to confirm your registration requests.
  • If you register on or after the first day of the session, your Tuition and Mandatory Fees will include an additional $25 non-refundable late registration fee.  Bring the completed "CPIE Summer Registration Form" with payment to the College of Professional & International Education.
  • Failure to fully pay the required fees may result in cancellation of your classes.
  • If you will not be attending classes, it is your responsibility to drop your classes. Financial Aid recipients may be issued a fee deferment which may prevent the cancellation of classes. If it is determined you are not eligible for financial aid, all tuition and fees remain your responsibility.
  • Check your account statement in your MyCSULB Student Center for your payment due date. If payment is not made by your due date, a hold will be placed on your account preventing enrollment in classes, and preventing transcripts and other services.

How to Pay 

How to Pay
To Pay By                                                      Go To                                                                                                                                  Remember                                                                                                    
Electronic Check
  • Have Your Campus ID Ready
  • Have your checking account information ready
    (Located at the bottom of your personal check)

SmartPay for Credit Cards:
American Express

  • Have Your Campus ID Ready
  • Have your credit card number and expiration date ready.
  • SmartPay charges a 2.75% Service Fee
Foreign Currency  
Personal Check
Cashiers' Check
Money Order
  • Cashiers' Office, Brotman Hall -148
  • "Student Payment Drop Box, Brotman Hall Courtyard
  • Any US Mail Box  - The University is not responsible for delayed or lost mail. 
  • Please DO NOT Place Cash in the drop box!
  • Mail Your Payment to:
    CSULB Cashiers Office, BH-148
    1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    Long Beach CA 90840-0103
ATM/Debit Card
  • Cashiers' Office, Brotman Hall -148
  • Housing Office
  • Student Health Center
  • Have Your Campus ID Ready
  • Have your ATM/Debit card ready.

The campus has contracted with CASHNet SmartPay to accept your credit card payments. SmartPay charges a 2.75% service charge on all payment transactions. There is no service charge to pay by E-Check through your MyCSULB Student Center or in person with ATM/Debit, check, money order, or cash.  New and non-matriculated students continue to pay in person at College of Professional and International Education, FND-104. The above payment methods do not apply.

Cashiers' Office, BH-148
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If you pay by credit card, your credit card statement is your receipt. If you pay by e-check, a receipt will be e-mailed to you. If you pay by mail or drop box, your cancelled check will serve as your receipt. If you would like a cash register receipt, enclose a self addressed, stamped envelope with your payment and make your request clear. If you pay in person, you will receive a cash register receipt. For a duplicate receipt, go to the Cashiers' Office or contact Student Account Services.

To view your account summary online, go to MyCSULB.

Dishonored Checks

A $20 dishonored check fee will be charged to your account if a personal check or e-check is returned dishonored for any reason. You will receive a letter from the University notifying you to pay the $20 immediately plus the amount of the dishonored check or e-check in cash, cashier's check, money order, or by credit card. Personal checks will not be accepted for repayment of dishonored checks.

Disputed Credit Card Charges

Contact Student Account Services at (562) 985-8280, before disputing a credit card payment through your credit card company. If you pay for your fees by credit card and then later dispute that payment, Student Account Services may cancel your classes and place a financial hold on your access to transcripts, grades and registration. You will owe the University a $20 disputed credit card fee in addition to the original amount of the credit card payment. Your privileges to pay by credit card may also be revoked.

Installment Plans  

Partial payments are accepted only with an approved installment agreement. Payment Plans are now available on-line in your MyCSULB Student Center under the Student Center/Finances/Enroll in Payment Plan. Available Payment plans are determined at sign up, and no down payment is required. A non-refundable $33.00 administrative fee is charged for participation in a Payment Plan, and is included as a part of the first installment payment. Once you enroll in a payment plan, changes to your academic load, subsequent fee increases or new charges may affect the amount of your payments which are not necessarily distributed evenly.

Eligibility Requirements
You do not have a past due balance for a prior term.

First Day to Apply
March 2, 2020

Last Day to Apply online and in person July 6, 2020
The installment plan does not pay fees from a previous term. Please note, if the contract is not reflected on your student account, classes are subject to cancellation. It is the student’s responsibility to check their MyCSULB to ensure payment is accurately reflected. For additional questions, contact Student Account Services at (562) 985-8280.


The University automatically generates summer refunds during the week of August 3, 2020. Continuing CSULB students should sign up for e-refund through the MyCSULB Student Center to receive the refund via direct deposit once it is processed. All credit card refunds will be refunded back to the credit card the initial payment was made with. Please allow 4-6 weeks for all refund processing.

Important: It is YOUR responsibility to drop classes, regardless of the reason, by the deadlines to avoid charges or be eligible for a full or pro-rated refund. Students who do not plan to attend, should drop all classes before the first day of instruction. 
Please Note: After instruction begins, students who drop summer classes will owe pro-rated fees based on the date of withdrawal. Refund regulations for the California State University System are prescribed by the California Code of Regulations, Title V, Section 41802.

CPIE Self-Support Summer Session Refund Schedule:

Session 1: May 26 - July 2, 2020 (S1S)

  • Drop before May 26 (100% - minus $10 processing fee)
  • May 26 – June 1 (75%)
  • June 2 – June 8 (50%)
  • Starting June 9 (0%)

Session 3: July 6 - August 14, 2020 (S3S)

  • Drop before July 6 (100% - minus $10 processing fee)
  • July 6 – July 10 (75%)
  • July 11 – July 13 (50%)
  • Starting July 14 (0%)

Twelve Week Classes: May 26 - August 14, 2020 (SSD)

  • Drop before May 26 (100% - minus $10 processing fee)
  • May 26 – June 1 (75%)
  • June 2 – June 8 (50%)
  • Starting June 9 (0%)

State-Supported Refund Deadlines
(includes Doctorate, Graduate Business Professional and select undergraduate and graduate)

Refund Deadlines
Refund Deadlines  Twelve Week Class  Session 1  Session III 
Full Refund Deadline  May 25, 2020 May 25, 2020 July 5, 2020
Pro-Rated Deadline If You Drop
All of Your Classes 
May 26 - July 13 May 26 - June 18 July 7 - July 29

Your Financial Obligations

Regardless of who funds your education, you are personally responsible for making sure that your registration fees and any other fees or charges are paid on time to CSULB. If you do not pay your balance, in addition to canceling your registration requests, the University can authorize the California Franchise Tax Board to deduct your debt from any future state income tax refunds due to you. If the University takes this measure, you will no longer be allowed to write checks to CSULB for any fees or services.

Third Party Fee Payment

A student whose company or organization wishes to be billed for the student's Summer fees must submit an authorization, at BH-155, by the start of the summer session you are enrolled in. Your sponsor must have an active contract for this purpose with the University. Please contact Student Account Services or call (562) 985-8280, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.