If you think summer school is a bummer, guess again. There’s good news. Along with helping students make progress toward their degree, the CSU Dominguez Hills College of Extended and International Education(CEIE) has revamped its tuition fee schedule and refund policy beginning for the 2012 summer session. The changes offer students an affordable alternative to getting the classes they need and a more equitable refund policy.
Previously, students paid for six summer session units regardless of how many units they took—anywhere from one to six. Now, extended education fees are based on per credit unit pricing, which means students will only pay for the amount of units in which they enroll. Whether students are matriculated or not, per-unit tuition fees are:
Undergraduate = $275
Graduate = $330
Credential = $310
Occupational therapy = $170
The per-unit summer session fees have been comparably priced with the university’s 2012 fall tuition and fees, according to Margaret Gordon, CEIE dean. For example, undergraduate students taking up to six units through the university’s regular session would pay $2,045 compared to$1,785 to take six units in summer courses under the new fee structure. The fees at CSU Dominguez Hills are also comparable to or lower than summer programs at other CSU campuses, according to Gordon.
With more than 300 classes offered, a variety of classes are available in a wide range of study areas, including upper division general education courses. Students who may have been unable to enroll in classes during the fall and spring semesters, and those who simply want to accelerate progress toward their degree, are likely to find courses they need and can complete them during any of the three summer terms.
“Summer is a good time for students to take required general education courses, so they can concentrate on courses in their major during the regular semester terms,” Gordon said, adding that the CEIE makes every effort to add courses to accommodate student and departmental demand.
Under the new policy, the refund schedule is based on the start date of each session, rather than at the beginning of summer, allowing a more equitable solution for students who need to drop second summer term classes.
There are two six-week summer sessions, from May 26 to July 6 and from July 7 to August 17, and a 12-week session from May 26 to August 17. Registration for all sessions opened March 28.
Non-admitted students are eligible to register for summer session courses; however students already admitted to the university receive priority registration. Enrollment in summer session courses does not constitute admission into the university. Course work is graded and recorded on transcripts the same as regular session classes.
To view courses offered in the summer and to register, visit www.csudh.edu/summer.
Full payment or arrangement for a payment installment plan must be made at the time of registration. Financial aid is available to qualified individuals.
In addition to registering through MyCSUDH portal, registration can also be done by phone, by calling (310) 243-3741, in person at the CEIE Registration Office on campus, or via mail by filling out a registration form (available online at www.csudh.edu/extendeded/RegistrationForm2.pdf), and sending it along with payment to CSU Dominguez Hills Registration Office, EE-1100, 1000 East Victoria St., Carson, CA 90747.
The CEIE Registration Office is located adjacent to Parking Lot 3 off Victoria Street and Tamcliff/Toro Center Drive, has extended office hours and is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Classes fill quickly, so early registration is recommended.
For more information, contact the College of Extended and International Education at (310) 243-3741 or (877) GO HILLS (464-4557).