Fees & Payment

Fees for VISIT Cal Poly 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 or Poly Canyon Village, an approximate cost breakdown will be provided to you by University Housing office by request. 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 accepted 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 Service Fee
Charged one time after acceptance into VISIT program
$250 Approx. 3 weeks prior to start of term
Program Fee (per quarter)
Charged each quarter of attendance
$1,250 Approx. 3 week prior to start of term
Mandatory Health Insurance Cost is dependent on the quarter of attendance (see Health Insurance Information) Charges are posted at the time of enrollment and are due within 3 calendar days
Course Fee for Undergraduate Classes
$259/unit, 12 units minimum
$3,108/quarter Charges are posted at the time of enrollment and are due within 3 calendar days
Course Fee for Graduate Classes
$289/unit, 8 units minimum
$2,312/quarter Charges are posted at the time of enrollment and are due within 3 calendar days
SUMMER FEES Cost Due Date
Application Fee $200 At time of application
Student Services Fee
Charged one time after acceptance into VISIT program
$250 Approx. 3 weeks prior to start of term
Program Fee (per quarter)
Charged each quarter of attendance
$1,250 Approx. 3 weeks prior to start of term
Mandatory Health Insurance Cost is dependent on the quarter of attendance (see Health Insurance Information) Charges are posted at the time of enrollment and are due within 3 calendar days
Course Fee for Undergraduate Classes TBA Charges are posted at the time of enrollment and are due within 3 calendar days
Course Fee for Graduate Classes TBA Charges are posted at the time of enrollment and are due within 3 calendar days

For a list of estimated living expenses, please visit the Financial Aid website. Please also remember to add the health insurance fee to your living expenses. For details on health insurance, please visit the International Center website.

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Refund Policy

Application Fee

The VISIT Cal Poly application fee is non-refundable.

Student Service Fee

The VISIT Cal Poly application 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 Fee

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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