School of Information Fees

| Regular Session | Special Session |

iSchool course fees vary depending on location, term, and number of courses taken. The iSchool offers courses through Regular Session and Special Session. Regular Session is supported by state funding. Special Session is self-supported.(See more information on Regular Session vs. Special Session.)

Fees are paid to Cashiering Services, a part of the Bursar's Office.

Pay fees on time! If your payment is late, you will lose your placement in the classes for which you've registered. You will receive the due date at the time you register.

Problems with Fees: If you have any problems regarding fees, please contact your Account Specialist in the Bursar's Office.  Please include Student ID, Student name and Department name (for the Department name, please use either MLIS or iSchool).

Regular Session (State-supported) Fees

Regular Session course fees are based on two fee structures, 1 – 6 units for part-time students and over 6 units for full-time students. Both of these fee structures include mandatory campus fees. See the University's fee information at:

Beginning in Spring 2014, Regular Session students will access elective courses through a new process. After completing at least 22 units, Regular Session students will have the option to retain their designation as a Regular Session student, or change their designation to Special Session. Regular Session students may want to change their designation, in order to gain access to additional electives offered in Special Session. For information about the fee structure, please see the fee chart on our Registration FAQs. For more information about changing student designations, please view our Advising FAQs (questions 14-16). Note Regular Session students will not be eligible for the CSU or CalVet fee waiver or any financial aid from the State of California, if they change their designation to Special Session.

Financial aid information is available at

Installment payment information may be found at: Note: there is a $33.00 non-refundable installment plan fee.

Refund Information for Regular Session: See the SJSU Refund Policy for information about refunds for dropped classes and withdrawals.  To receive a full refund, regular session students must drop during the open enrollment period.

Special Session Fees

Our Special Session fees are based on the cost of running the course and providing the necessary technology. The State of California does not provide funds to support these classes. The SJSU campus mandatory fees do not apply to our Special Session courses. See more information on Regular Session vs. Special Session.

Special Session courses cost $474 per unit. Fees are subject to review and change.

Special Session fees are due within 21 days of registration for Spring and Fall. In Summer, fees are due within 15 days.  Go to, log on, and look under Self Service / Campus Finances for the option to pay fees. All the necessary information to pay fees is there.

Financial aid information: Contact Carol Garcia in the SJSU Financial Aid Office at 408-924-6081.

Installment payment information may be found at: Note: there is a $33.00 non-refundable installment plan fee.

Refund information for Special Session: Students should check the Professional Degree Program FAQs page or phone 408-924-2670 for refund policy information.  To receive a full refund, special session students must drop before the first day of classes.