College of Environmental Design

Tuition + Fees

General Tuition and Fees

Follow the links below to the Office of the Registrar's website for current schedules of fees and non-resident tuition.


Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition

Students in the professional degree programs (M.Arch., M.C.P., M.L.A., M.L.A.-E.P., and M.U.D.) pay professional degree supplemental tuition (PDST) each semester. Following is the PDST policy for academic year 2012-13.

Continuing students admitted to a single CED professional degree program prior to fall 2010 who are in good standing and within normative time* to degree, are grandfathered and will receive a fellowship award each semester to offset the PDST. This transaction will take place before any student is required to pay his or her fee bill.

Continuing students who added a second major (concurrent degree) in CED to begin in fall 2010 or spring 2011 and who are in good standing and within normative time to degree, are grandfathered and will receive a fellowship award each semester to offset the PDST. However, continuing students who have added a second major (concurrent degree) in CED to begin in fall 2011 or going forward are not grandfathered and will pay the PDST for the new major.

Students who are enrolled in concurrent degree programs will pay half of each program's tuition and the higher of the two PDSTs, if both programs have a PDST, or 80% of the PDST, if only one program has the supplemental tuition.

Students paying the PDST enjoy full access to college computing and fabrication facilities and associated services. Students who receive the PDST offset are required to pay access fees for college computing, the CAD/CAM lab, and the fabrication shop if they elect to use these facilities. Graduate student instructors (GSIs) assigned to teach in a CED computer lab or one of the fabrication shops will receive a fee waiver for access to that facility.

For the 2012-13 academic year and going forward in all circumstances, continuing students who have exceeded normative time to degree will be required to pay the PDST. Beginning in the fall semester of the 2013-14 academic year, there will be no students grandfathered, and all students will be required to pay the PDST.

* Note: Normative or normal time to degree is determined by the specific degree program in which students are enrolled.


California Residency

Nonresidents, for purposes of registration, are those who have not been legal residents of California for more than one year immediately before the opening day of the semester for which they register. Legal residence is a combination of physical presence and the intention of making the state one's permanent home, coupled with the relinquishment of legal residence in any other state. International students with F-1 visas cannot be classified as California residents for tuition purposes.

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