FPE Master's Degree Tuition & Cost

The Fire Protection Engineering Program at Cal Poly is a self-sustaining program; no state resources are used to support the program. Beginning in the fall of 2018, the current fees for the FPE Master's program have been established at $600 per unit. These fees may change without prior notice. In addition to program fees, students who are matriculated in a self-support degree program offered through Cal Poly Extended Education will be required to pay additional university fees:

Additional Fees

FPE Master's Degree

On-Campus Students Distance/Online Students On-Campus International Students
Registration Fees* $14,400 $14,400 $14,400
Additional On-Campus Fees $1,438 $1,438 $1,438
TOTAL TUITION & FEES $15,838 $15,838 $15,838
International Fees** N/A N/A $900
International Health Insurance*** N/A N/A $310
Housing $9,229 $9,229 $9,229
Dining $4,778 $4,778 $4,778
TOTAL $14,007 $14,007 $14,007
Books $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Supplies $0 $0 $0
Transportation $1,284 $1,284 $1,284
Miscellaneous $1,479 $1,479 $1,479
Est. Loan Fees $72 $72 $72
TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE $33,680 $33,680 $34,890

*Beginning in the fall of 2018, fees are $600 per unit, and 45 units are required for degree completion. Annual student registration fee is based on full-time enrollment.
**UU Fee and Health Services Fee
***International Health Insurance fee varies by quarter. Click here to see further details.


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More Information

  • Registration fees are estimated and subject to state budget approval.
  • Federal Loan borrowers have estimated loan fees added in the cost of attendance.
  • Distance/Online students are not expected to attend any classes on campus; otherwise, on campus rates would apply.
  • Distance/Online students in the MS program are also responsible for costs associated with traveling to San Luis Obispo to present and defend their culminating projects.
  • Textbook cost is an estimated amount associated with textbooks and handbooks used for all courses in the FPE program.
  • Costs do not include room and board, transportation or other living expenses.
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