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Orientation Fees - Palm Desert Campus

All newly admitted undergraduate students to CSUSB Palm Desert Campus will pay a one-time, mandatory Orientation fee after attending their Orientation date and registering for classes. 

Orientation Fees - Palm Desert Campus
ADMITTED for FALL 2024  Fee
First Year Student  $100.00
Transfer Student  $100.00
  • You do not pay the Orientation fee at the time of registration, nor at Orientation. 
  • Orientation fees are added to students' accounts after attending Orientation. 
  • For a majority of our students, based on your financial aid award, the Orientation fee may be covered in full (no out-of-pocket expense, depending your financial aid award). 
  • All Orientation fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Administrative Fees

Change of Orientation Date

  • Your first date change, prior to a session deadline, will not be charged a fee.
  • If you change your Orientation date after the session registration deadline, you will be charged a $25 administrative fee.
  • Any additional change of date will incur a $25 administrative fee per change.
  • Failure to attend your scheduled session will incur a $25 "no-show" fee.

Fee Payment Procedures for Early Registration

All students are responsible for paying their portion of fees by the designated due dates; this includes Housing students and Financial Aid recipients. Students can easily access their fees and due dates via myCoyote Self Service. The student's class registration date determines when their fees are due.

Students who do not pay all their fees by the designated deadlines MAY be administratively dropped from their courses and pay an additional $25 administrative fee. However, it is the responsibility of the student to drop their courses using myCoyote Self Service if need be, and should not assume their courses were administratively dropped. 

Fees and Debts Owed To the Institution

Prospective students who register for courses offered by the university are obligated for the payment of fees associated with registration for those courses. Failure to cancel registration in any course for an academic term prior to the first day of the academic term gives rise to an obligation to pay student fees including any tuition for the reservation of space in the course.

Should a student or former student fail to pay a fee of a debt owed to the institution, the institution may 'withhold permission to register, to use facilities for which a fee is authorized to be charged, to receive services, materials, food or merchandise or any combination of the above from any person owing debt' until the debt is paid (see Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Sections 42380 and 42381).

Cancellation & Refund Policy

All Orientation fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you are unable to attend your reserved Orientation session due to extenuating circumstances, please email us at