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Tuition & Financial Aid

Education is an investment that can pay dividends for the rest of your life. Because the Golden State College wants you to experience the long-term benefits of higher education, you have access to affordable tuition, a wide range of funding options, and manageable payment plans. This page provides detailed information about how much your education at the Golden State College will cost. Make an informed decision to invest in your future.

Tuition and Other Fees

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Regular Courses


Fees are calculated based on enrollment units and residency. To view fee information, see Fall, Spring or Summer as appropriate. 



Non-California Resident Fees


Non-resident students pay basic registration fees plus $510 per unit.  For information on residency rules and regulations, visit Office of the Registrar Residency.


Graduate Professional Program Fees

For students in the on-campus MBA program and the MS in Accountancy program, the program-related class fees are $665 per unit in addition to basic registration fees and non-California resident fees (if applicable). For more information, please visit Graduate Business Professional Fee Information. 

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Fee Deferrals

What is a Registration Fee Deferral?

Registration Fee Deferrals are placed by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office on eligible student's accounts. A Registration Fee Deferral protects your enrolled classes from enrollment cancellation and defers the required payment of registration fees while the financial aid process is completed.


How long does the Registration Fee Deferral last?

Registration Fee Deferrals are temporary and are placed on a student's account once all requested financial aid documents are submitted to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. To prevent enrollment cancellation, it is the student's responsibility to submit all requested financial aid documents to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office prior to the payment due date. Once a Registration Fee Deferral expires, registration fees must be paid by the payment due date regardless of your financial aid status.


How do I know if I have a Registration Fee Deferral on my account?

You may view your Registration Fee Deferrals on your account on the right-hand side of your student center page under Other Indicators. Select Details to view the semester that corresponds to your Registration Fee Deferral.


Does the Registration Fee Deferral cover my housing charges?

No. The Registration Fee Deferral does not cover housing charges. Please contact University Housing Services and ask to speak to your Resident Accounts Coordinator if you wish to discuss your housing charges.

​​Payment Due Dates

It is the student's responsibility to monitor due dates on . 


For a detailed list of payment due dates, see Fall, Spring or Summer as appropriate.


Note: Paper bills are no longer processed.


Enrollment Cancellation

Make your payment by your specified due date to avoid enrollment cancellation. The university may cancel enrollment for non-payment, late payments, or partial payments. It is important that students frequently check their student account for their payment due date(s).


Do not ignore messages which say you have a payment due. Charges may have been added to your account. When in doubt, always check with the Bursar’s Office about your account status prior to the due date. If students do not pay the amount due by the payment due date(s), all classes will be dropped. Note: We do not automatically drop classes after census. Students wishing to partially drop or withdraw from all classes must do so by following the university policies and procedures.

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