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Fees & Payment

Fees & Payment Information

Fees for VISIT Cal Poly allow for customization of the program to fit your individual needs and preferences. Customizable fees include housing and meal plan options. Base fees include Program and Application fees, Student Services fee, and tuition fees for classes. Program costs do not include miscellaneous fees, the cost of textbooks or other personal and/or travel expenses. Note: All fees subject to change, pending Campus fee approval.

Living on-campus is not required. However, if you wish to live in Cal Poly's Cerro Vista apartment complex, an approximate cost breakdown including rent and an on-campus meal plan can be found below. If living off-campus is preferable, costs vary depending on available housing in the surrounding community.

The VISIT application is available through the Cal Poly Extended Education online registration portal. Please note that the $200 application fee must be paid by credit card at the time of application.

After being admitted into the VISIT Cal Poly program, a Cal Poly user account will be set up for you and all subsequent fees will be charged to your student account. Your student account will be accessed by using your Cal Poly user ID to log into the Cal Poly portal. Fees can be paid by credit card, international wire transfer, money order, or by personal check in US dollars.

Cost and due dates for fees can be found below.

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Year-Round Program Cost Breakdown

FALL/WINTER/SPRING FEES COST DUE DATE
Application Fee $200 At time of application
Student Services Fee (one time, charged after acceptance to VISIT program) $250 Approx 3 weeks prior to start of term
Program Fee (charged each quarter of attendance) $1,250 Approx 3 weeks prior to start of term
Course Fee for Undergraduate classes @ $259 per unit (12 units minimum) $3,108/quarter Charges are posted at the time of enrollment and due within 4 calendar days
Course Fee for Graduate classes @ $289 per unit (8 units minimum) $2,312/quarter Charges are posted at the time of enrollment and due within 4 calendar days
SUMMER FEES COST Due Date
Application Fee $200 At time of application
Student Services Fee (one time, charged after acceptance to VISIT program) $250 Approx 3 weeks prior to start of term
Program Fee (charged each quarter of attendance) $1,250/quarter Approx 3 weeks prior to start of term
Course Fee for Undergraduate classes $289/unit Charges are posted at the time of enrollment and due within 4 calendar days
Course Fee for Credential/Graduate classes $319/unit Charges are posted at the time of enrollment and due within 4 calendar days

For a list of estimated living expenses for the 2013/2014 academic year, please visit the Financial Aid website at: http://financialaid.calpoly.edu/_finaid/coa.html. Please also remember to add the health insurance fee to your living expenses. For details on health insurance, please visit the International Center’s website at: http://www.international.calpoly.edu/students/health.html

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Refund Policy

Application Fee

The VISIT Cal Poly application fee is non-refundable.

Student Services Fee

The VISIT Cal Poly student services fee is non-refundable.

Program Fee

  • Program applicants who have demonstrated their intent to participate in the program and who have not withdrawn from the program as of the 1st payment due date become fully liable for the program fee as of the close of business on the 1st payment due date.
  • Program applicants who have demonstrated their intent of continued participation in the program by participation in the first quarter of the program, and who have not provided written notice of their intent to withdraw from the program at least sixty days in advance of the beginning of any subsequent quarter remain fully liable for all remaining program fees.

Course Fees

Students who drop units prior to the first day of class will be entitled to a refund of course fees. If the student fails to either drop the courses or cancel registration prior to the first day of instruction, no refund of course fees will be granted.

If you wish to withdraw after you have accepted your offer to participate in the Cal Poly VISIT program, you must notify us in writing at least 60 days in advance of the beginning of the term. Please email withdrawal requests to: visit@calpoly.edu. Applicants who have not withdrawn from the program as of the 1st payment due date become fully liable for the program fee.

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