Fall and Spring

CI offers affordable classes to the community.

  • Fees per unit: $270* + material & lab fees as assigned
  • Open University classes do not qualify for financial aid.

*Fees are subject to change at any time.

Open University is only available for Fall and Spring semesters.

New: Monthly Payment Plans: $33 non-refundable processing fee

  • Due in three consecutive monthly installments. First installment is due immediately upon enrollment, within 48 hours (fees are posted to your account next business day)
  • Not available for summer term
  • Not available to International Students participating in Semester@CI
  • Payment Plan Sign-up & view tutorials from Student Business Services department
  • Students may pay online via e-check or credit card using CashNet in your myCI portal. 


Once registration has been processed for Open University, full refunds will not be available. Fees are prorated 1% a day from the start of the term. This proration begins after the first day of the semester and continues until the end of the third week of the semester. There are no refunds after the third week of the term.

Payments made by credit card will be credited back to the original credit card. The 2.65% credit card service fee is not refundable. Refund checks will be mailed to the address on file with Records & Registration. In order to expedite your refund, we highly recommend that you enroll into Direct Deposit. Please see instructions.

Veterans Affairs Program assists CSU Channel Islands veterans and their dependents.

Summer Session

Summer tuition for Open University is based on number of units and academic standing Please view the summer session webpage to view tuition information for Summer Open University

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