Tuition & Cost

The Fire Protection Engineering Program at Cal Poly is a self-sustaining program; no state resources are used to support the program. The current fees for the FPE program have been established at $550 per credit. 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

2017-2018 One-Time Costs

On-Campus Students Distance/Online Students On-Campus International Students
Application Fee $55 $55 $55
Commencement Fee $90 $90 $90
Textbooks $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Total $1,145 $1,145 $1,145

2017-2018 Cost Per Quarter

On-Campus Students Distance/Online Students On-Campus International Students
Registration Fees* $4,400 $4,400 $4,400
International Fee $300
International Health Insurance $310***
Campus Mandatory Fees** $330 $330
Total $4,445 $4,125 $5,065

*Fees are $550 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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