Summer at Cal Poly Pomona

Summer Session FAQs

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All classes being offered in the three summer sessions will be offered in a mixture of online and in-person format.

For specific questions about Summer Session, email

Visit the housing website for more information.


The University Library is open for summer semester.  Check this page for current hours and services or check the library homepage for current hours and to search for books or journals. The computer lab at the east entrance is open 24/7; Bronco ID is required for entrance to the lab.

Yes, summer hours for dining locations around Cal Poly Pomona campus can be found here.


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 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 Professional and Global Education and register through Open University.


Summer fees do vary from other semesters and there is a cost savings potential in Summer depending on the types of courses and/or the number of units you are taking.  Please contact your advisor to discuss. You can also visit the student accounting & cashiering website for information. 


MBA courses will be offered as regular session courses and not as part of the self-support session.  The Graduate  Business  Professional  fee  will be charged.

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.

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.

Yes, there is a payment plan for summer, please visit for more details and to set up an account. There are also several ways to pay for Summer, please visit Payment Options page at for more details.

Financial Aid

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. There are financial aid options available, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

For information about Summer 2023 financial aid click here.

That is a mandatory fee to fund the support services provided to summer students by the academic departments, for information technology, for the learning management system, by the university library, by the Registrar’s Office, and by other university departments.  A portion of this funding is set aside to provide financial aid for students attending self-support summer courses.