Cal Poly

Fees and Policies

Fees are determined by the number and class level. Cal Poly Extended Education fees remain comparable to, if not lower than, other CSU campuses. Your fees are due within three days after they are posted to your student account in your "Money Matters" tab. Open University fees are not eligible for fee waivers.

Current Fees

Fee per unit for undergraduate course $259/unit
Fee per unit for graduate course $289/unit
Late fee per class $25/class

Fees will be due three days after they are posted and can be viewed on the "Money Matters" tab of your Cal Poly portal.

Open University fees are not eligible for fee waivers or financial aid.

If fees are not paid by the due date, enrollment may be subject to cancellation. In addition, a registration hold will be placed that will prevent students from enrolling in or swapping classes until the balance is paid. If enrollment is cancelled due to non-payment, a $50 administrative fee will be charged to re-enroll.

Miscellaneous Course Fees

Some Cal Poly courses have a miscellaneous fee for services, materials, or facilities. Miscellaneous course fees will be posted to your student account and can be viewed on the "Money Matters" tab of your Cal Poly portal.

Courses held at the Recreation Center require payment of membership in order to access the center. Fees must be paid at the Recreation Center.

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Open University Eligibility to Enroll

Pursuant to the CSU Executive Order 1099, Open University allows non-matriculated individuals to enroll in state-supported course offerings on a space-available basis after matriculated Cal Poly students have selected their classes. At that point, Open University may offer any remaining space to community members (non-matriculated individuals). An instructor must grant permission for you to enroll in the class and sign the Open University Registration Form (PDF). Permission is at the instructor's discretion and is contingent upon space availability, as well as other criteria established by the instructor, department, or college. Matriculated Cal Poly students may not enroll in Open University.

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Course Changes: Right to Cancel

Extended Education reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or combine courses; to alter and discontinue curricula; and to change instructors.

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Withdrawal, Refund, and Academic Records Policies

1. WITHDRAWAL

To withdraw from a course, you must submit an approved Petition to Withdraw (PDF) form to Extended Education. Please see the Deadlines and Important Dates page for current withdrawal deadlines.

2. REVERSAL OF FEES

The deadline to receive a full reversal of fees correlates to the "Add/Drop" date. Please see the Deadlines and Important Dates page for current refund deadlines. Please note: If fees were paid by credit card, the 2.75% convenience fee will not be refunded.

Refund Policy Session Start Written Withdrawal Received: Date Reversal of Fees
Winter 2017 01/09/2017 By Add-Drop Deadline 01/19/2017 100% reversal of fees
After Add-Drop Deadline after 01/19/2017 NO REFUND OR REVERSAL OF FEES
Spring 2017 04/03/2017 By Add-Drop Deadline 04/12/2017 100% reversal of fees
After Add-Drop Deadline after 04/12/2017 NO REFUND OR REVERSAL OF FEES
Fall 2017 09/14/2017 By Add-Drop Deadline 09/25/2017 100% reversal of fees
After Add-Drop Deadline after 09/25/2017 NO REFUND OR REVERSAL OF FEES

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students are responsible for all charges posted.
If a withdrawal request is approved, you may still owe outstanding fees, subject to the table above.

A drop by the add-drop date has no negative impact on your academic record. Reference http://www.catalog.calpoly.edu/academicstandardsandpolicies/grading/#withdrawalsrenewal for information on how a class withdrawal may impact your academic records.

All withdrawal requests must be submitted in writing with a withdrawal form.

3. ACADEMIC RECORDS

No entry will be made for the course on your academic records if the Petition to Withdraw (PDF) is submitted to Extended Education by the "Add/Drop" date. If you submit an approved Petition to Withdraw before the end of the 7th week of instruction for a serious and compelling reason, you will receive a "W" (Withdrawal) as a final grade. If you submit an approved Petition to Withdraw before the last day of instruction for an emergency reason, you will receive a "W" (Withdrawal) as a final grade. Failure to submit a Petition to Withdraw may result in a “WU” (Withdrawal Unauthorized) which is equivalent to a failing grade. Please see the Deadlines and Important Dates page for current withdrawal deadlines.

It should be emphasized that poor grades, general inability to pay, irregular attendance, or dissatisfaction with the course are not in themselves sufficient reasons for withdrawal approval.

Download a Petition to Withdraw (PDF)

Fees are subject to change without notice.

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CSU Student Internal Complaint Process & Contact Info

Pursuant to the United States Department of Education's Program Integrity Rule, each institution of higher education is required to provide all prospective and current students with the contact information for the state agency or agencies that handle complaints against postsecondary education institutions offering distance learning within that state. Students are encouraged to utilize California State University's internal complaint or review policies and procedures prior to filing a complaint with a state agency. Should the student wish to file a complaint in their home state please select the state contact from the "Consumer Protection State Contacts" list to file a complaint directly in their state.

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