The Early Start Program: What is the cost?

Early Start Course Fees

Early Start costs $182 per unit:

  • Early Start Math 1 (1 unit): $182
  • Early Start Math 1 (1 unit): $182
  • Early start Math 3 (3 units): $546

Early Start Student Fees

Students will pay two $1 fees (these are one-time fees; students will not be charged these fees twice if they are taking two Early Start classes):

  • Student Health Center Fee: $1
  • University Student Union Fee: $1

Is financial aid available for the Early Start Program?
If you have submitted a FAFSA and meet a specific estimated family contribution (EFT), you will be eligible for a waiver of registration fees for the Early Start Program. The waiver does not cover books or materials for courses.

Early Start Refunds (Dropping Courses)
If you choose to drop your Early Start course for any reason (e.g. if you choose to attend another CSU campus for Early Start or choose not to attend Fresno State in the fall), you will receive a refund of your Early Start tuition-fees if you drop before or on the first day of class. To receive a refund, please drop your courses, fill out the refund petition form, and submit it to the Continuing and Global Education Office within 14 days.

If you drop your Early Start course on or after the first day of class, you will not receive a refund unless you have a serious and compelling reason. Examples of reasons that may warrant a refund include: military service, jury duty, serious illness, or childbirth. Please provide explanatory information on the refund form. Click here for refund petition form.

Course Start Date Last Day to Drop Course & Request a Refund
June 22, 2015 June 22, 2015
July 6, 2015 July 6, 2015
July 20, 2015 July 20, 2015

Early Start Refunds (Exemptions)
If you become exempt from Early Start after registering and paying for the course, please review the refund information on the Exemptions page.