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FAQs

General

Q. I have general  questions about Cal Poly Pomona.  Who can I contact?

A. "Ask Billy" is an online instant answer service where students, faculty, staff, and visitors can get answers to a wide variety of questions about Cal Poly Pomona.

For specific questions about Summer Session, email summer@cpp.edu.

Courses

Q. I need specific classes this summer. What can I do to make sure that they are offered?

A. You should talk to your department chair. All departments are going to be collecting information about which classes should be offered this summer. They will be exchanging information about service and GE courses offered by other departments.

Registration

Q. If the College of Extended University is handling Summer Session, how does that affect my registration?

A. Registration is exactly the same for current Cal Poly Pomona students. Current students can register and pay fees through Bronco Direct. New and visiting students must contact the College of Extended University and register through Open University.

Fees

Q. Are the fees for summer session the same as fees for other academic terms?

A. Summer fees do vary from other quarters and there is a cost savings potential in Summer depending on the types of courses you are taking.  Please review the Summer Fee Structure Comparison chart.

Q. I'm in the MBA program.  Do I have to pay the Graduate Business Professional Fee?

A. The  Graduate  Business  Professional  fee  is  only  approved  for  state-supported  MBA  courses and won’t be charged for summer sessions.

Q. What is CPP's Summer Session refund policy?

A. The refund policy for summer session is different than for other academic terms. For more information, please see the Cal Poly Pomona Summer Session Payments & Refunds page.

Q. Why do we have additional fees for some types of courses in summer?

A. Summer classes are self-supported.  The state is not providing any funding for the faculty salaries or the other costs of running a course in summer.  Independent Study classes require significant extra fees because the faculty salary needs to be supported by a very small number of students.  The basic tuition fees for lecture and seminar classes do not cover the additional costs of other course types.

Financial Aid

Q. Am I able to receive financial aid for summer session?

A. It may be possible to adjust your financial aid disbursements to help cover summer session costs. Students should speak to their financial aid counselor to determine eligibility.