College of Professional & International Education
  • The course fee for Open University is $315 per unit.

    In addition to your course fee, there is a $5 ID service fee. The ID fee covers your student ID costs as well as your access to MyCSULB and Beachboard.

    Your Open University course fee enables you to access the campus library and computer labs. For an additional fee, the Health Center and Student Recreation & Wellness Center are also accessible.


    Fees are due at the time of registration. The final day to register and pay for classes is September 21, 2020.

    If you register using self-service, fees are due at the time of registration. If you do not pay by your due date, your class or classes will be cancelled for non-payment. Please visit myCSULB's Account Inquiry to verify your due date.
    If you register in person, fees are due at the time of registration.
    Registration selections are final, there is no substituting of classes.
    You are responsible for confirming your enrollment by making any payment necessary even if you do not receive an invoice or reminder of a balance due and deadline date. Make sure you check your account balance regularly at MyCSULB for payment due dates.
    It is also your responsibility to drop classes, regardless of the reason, by the published deadlines to avoid charges or be eligible for a pro-rated refund. Failure to track your enrollment and student account records may result in no full refunds or charges and holds, restricting access to critical university services.
    Students who do not plan to attend any classes should drop all classes before the first day of instruction. Once instruction begins and students register in classes, students who drop all their classes will owe pro-rated fees based on the date of withdrawal.
    Regardless of who funds your education, you are personally responsible for making sure that your tuition and mandatory fees (and any other fees or charges) are paid on time. If you do not pay your balance, in addition to canceling your registration requests, the University can authorize the California Franchise Tax Board to deduct your debt from any future state income tax refunds.

    If your balance becomes delinquent, you may be placed with an outside collection agency. You will be responsible for any additional fees. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit reporting agency if you fail to resolve this matter immediately.




    If you register in-person, you make your payment at the CPIE Student Services Center. We accept VISA, MC and AMEX.
    SmartPay for Credit Cards (MC, Disc, AMEX, & VISA)

    If a company or organization wishes to pay your fees, a sponsorship agreement and authorization of services must be received, prior to registration, by CPIE Student Services Center (562-985-5561). If your sponsor does not pay some or all of your fees, it is your responsibility to pay or your classes may be canceled, a financial hold placed on your record, and services withheld until fees are paid.

    If you are a veteran or dependent of a veteran, you may be eligible for financial assistance for your higher education. For more information, go to Veterans' Affairs Services or the Veterans Affairs Office, Brotman Hall, Room 270, or call 562-985-5115.

    Dishonored Payments
    If a check is returned for any reason, a $20 dishonored check fee will be charged to your account. If a credit card charge is disputed, a $20 dishonored credit card fee will be charged to your account. Contact the Student Services Center (562-985-5561) before disputing a credit card charge through your bank. If your payment for registration fees is dishonored or disputed, your classes may be cancelled. Personal checks will not be accepted for repayment of dishonored checks or disputed credit cards.​​