Winter 2018 Tuition Past Due Dates:    No Financial Aid 11/29/2017 • Students With Financial Aid 01/02/2018

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Fee Descriptions

With the exception of the State University Tuition and Professional Program Fee (Category I fees), the following fees are classified as Category II fees, which are fees that must be paid to apply to, enroll in, or attend the university. Additional fees may be required to receive services, materials, or to use facilities provided by the university.

Category II Fees

State University Tuition

Fee to pay for instruction, materials, facilities, and services provided by the University. This fee is supplemented by state tax revenues appropriated by the state legislature in support of Cal Poly's polytechnic mission.


Campus Academic Fee

Fee to support university-wide projects that address (1) educational quality, (2) student learning and progress toward degree completion, and (3) institutional productivity. Allocation of these funds is based on a comprehensive, campus-wide consultative process involving faculty, students, and staff.

Effective Fall 2002, this fee increased and the incremental revenue generated as a result of the increase is allocated to exclusively support the degree programs, faculty, staff, and students in individual colleges. The allocation of these incremental funds is based on consultative processes between deans, faculty, and students within their respective college.


Associated Students Fee

This fee actually consists of four distinct components dedicated for specific purposes as follows: Children's Center Fee, Athletic Scholarship Fee, Student Community Service Fee, and the General Programming Fee. The General Programming Fee goes towards support of ASI programs, services, and student government representation.


Instructionally Related Activities Fees

Fee to support a variety of extra-curricular campus programs such as radio, drama, music, art exhibits, agricultural events and other instructionally related programs. Intercollegiate Athletics is also partially supported by this fee.


Health Services Fee

Fee to pay for health services for students. Supports student Health Services department and health and wellness programs.


Health Facilities Fee

Fee to pay lease, construction and maintenance costs of student health centers.


Cal Poly ID Card

Fee to support operation and maintenance of the Cal Poly ID card and its uses. This card is used for meal plans, library services, Campus Express Club, access to the Recreation Center and free transportation on city buses.


University Union Fee

Fee to finance, construct, maintain and operate University Union. This fee supports University Union programs, services and administration. The fee also supports recreational sports programs such as intramural sports, collegiate sport clubs, and recreational center operations and maintenance.


Student Success Fee

The purpose of the Student Success Fee is to increase access to classes and labs, help fund initiatives to increase graduation rates, help fund targeted and intentional efforts that will improve the graduation and retention rates of all of our students, and to help fund interdisciplinary learn by doing experiences.


Professional Program Fee

The Professional Program Fee is assessed to students on a per unit basis for course work required in state supported professional masters of business degree programs that are subject to accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International).

Optional Fee

Student Involvement and Representation Fee (SIRF)

CSU system wide voluntary fee charged twice a year in Fall and Spring terms to support the programs and operations of the California State Student Association (CSSA). Students may opt out of the fee until the term's census date by clicking the OPT OUT icon next to the charge in viewable in the Student Center - Account Activity.