Winter 2020 Important Dates

Fees Viewable - First Years - when student is block scheduled 10/23-11/04/2019
Fees Viewable - Returning - at time of registration 11/05-11/21/2019
Students WITHOUT Financial Aid — Past due: 12/08/2019, Class Cancellation: 12/18/2019
Students WITH Financial Aid — Past due: 12/30/2019, not subject to class cancellation

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Registration & Other Fees


State University Tuition

Your State University Tuition dollars support overall instruction, materials, facilities, and services provided by Cal Poly.

Campus Academic Fee

Campus Academic Fees are dedicated to support university-wide projects that address (1) educational quality, (2) student learning and progress toward degree completion, and (3) institutional productivity. Funds may also be allocated to support the degree programs, faculty, staff, and students in individual colleges.

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.

Associated Students Fee

Associated Students (ASI) Fees are dedicated to support ASI programs, services and student government representation including General Programming, Student Community Services, the Children's Center and Athletic Scholarships.

Instructionally Related Activities Fees

Instructionally Related Activity Fees 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.

University Union Fee

The purpose of the University Union Fee is to support University Union programs, services and administration. The fee also supports recreational center operations & maintenance as well as as intramural sports and collegiate sport clubs.

Health Services Fee

The Health Services Fee supports the student Health Services department as well as Health and Wellness programs on the Cal Poly campus.

Health Facilities Fee

The Health Facilities Fee helps cover the maintenance costs of student Health Centers.

Cal Poly ID Card

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

Student Involvement and Representation Fee (SIRF) - Optional

The SIRF is a 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 in the first part of any quarter (up until the term's census date) by clicking the OPT OUT icon next to the charge in viewable in the Student Center - Account Activity.

Other Fees That May Apply

Non-Resident Tuition

In addition to State University Tuition, students who are not California Residents will also be assessed a per-unit Non-Resident Tuition charge.

Cal Poly Opportunity Fee (CPOF)

The purpose of the Cal Poly Opportunity Fee is to improve the quality of the university's Learn by Doing education by creating greater access to Cal Poly for a broader range of qualified prospective students, resulting in a more diverse and intercultural on-campus experience for all students.

Commencement Fee

A Commencement Fee will be charged to Undergraduates who have an Expected Academic Progress percentage (EAP %) equal to or greater than 75% and have not already paid the Commencement Fee. For Graduate and Credential students, the Commencement Fee will be charged in the first term of enrollment or subsequent term. The Commencement Fee is charged once for each degree program. For additional information see Commencement Fee.

Late Registration and Late Add Fees

If you enroll in classes after registration rotation appointments, and are not already enrolled in at least one class, a $25 Late Registration Fee will be charged to your account and must be paid with your other registration and tuition payments.

A $20 per class Late Appeal Add Fee is charged when adding courses during the late appeal period.

Professional Program Fee

The Professional Program Fee is assessed to students on a per unit basis for enrollment in Masters of Business Administration degree courses that are subject to accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International).

International Student Health Insurance

The California State University system requires international students on F-1 and J-1 visas to maintain health insurance coverage while enrolled in classes at Cal Poly. This International Student Health Insurance protects the student from having to pay large medical bills that can arise even from simple medical procedures. International Students are enrolled in the campus health insurance plan upon enrollment in classes each term including summer.

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