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    California State University Channel Islands
   
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Schedule of Fees



Schedule of Fees 2014/15

*Note:  Fees listed below do not apply to special session/Extended University degree programs and courses.  Please contact Extended University for further information at http://ext.csuci.edu/index.htm.

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

The following reflects applicable systemwide fees for both semester and quarter campuses that were authorized by the Board of Trustees at their July and November 2011 meetings and September 2012 meeting. These rates are subject to change.

All Students

Application Fee (nonrefundable), payable by check or money order at time application is made: $55

2014/15 Basic Tuition Fees

Units Per Semester Per Quarter
Undergraduate Tuition Fee    
6.1 or more $2,736 $1,824
0.0 to 6.0 $1,587 $1,058
     
Credential Program Tuition Fee    
6.1 or more $3,174 $2,116
0.0 to 6.0 $1,842 $1,228
     
Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Tuition Fee    
6.1 or more $3,369 $2,246
0.0 to 6.0 $1,953 $1,302

2014/15 Doctorate Tuition Fees*

  Units Per Semester Per Quarter Per Academic Year
Education All Students $5,559 $3,706 $11,118
Nursing Practice All Students $7,170    $14,340
Physical Therapy All Students $8,074    $16,148

* Applicable term fees apply for campuses with special terms, as determined by the campus. Total College Year fees cannot exceed the Academic Year plus Summer Term fees.  The Summer Term fee for the Education Doctor at quarter campuses is equal to the Per Semester fee listed in the table. Total fees for the Education Doctor over the College Year equals the Per Academic Year fee plus the Per Semester fee for the summer term at all CSU campuses.

2014/15 Graduate Business Professional Fee

  Semester Quarter
Charge Per Unit $254 $169

The Graduate Business Professional Fee is paid on a per unit basis in addition to basic tuition fees and campus fees for the following graduate business programs:

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Accountancy
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Business Administration
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Health Care Management
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Business and Technology
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Information Systems
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Taxation

Nonresident Students (U.S. and Foreign)

Nonresident Tuition (in addition to basic tuition fees and other systemwide fees charged all students) for all campuses:

  Semester Quarter
Charge Per Unit $372 $248

The total nonresident tuition paid per term will be determined by the number of units taken.

Mandatory systemwide fees are waived for those individuals who qualify for such exemption under the provisions of the California Education Code (see section on fee waivers).

Students are charged campus fees in addition to tuition fees and other systemwide fees. Information on campus fees can be found by contacting the individual campus(es).

Schedule of Fees 2015/16

*Note:  Fees listed below do not apply to special session/Extended University degree programs and courses.  Please contact Extended University for further information at http://ext.csuci.edu/index.htm.

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum.  Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate.  Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fee, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun.  All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.

The following reflects applicable systemwide fees for both semester and quarter campuses.  These rates are subject to change.

All Students

Application Fee (nonrefundable), payable by check or money order at time application is made:  $55

2015/16 Basic Tuition Fees

Units Per Semester Per Quarter
Undergraduate Tuition Fee    
6.1 or more $2,736 $1,824
0.0 to 6.0 $1,587 $1,058
     
Credential Program Tuition Fee    
6.1 or more $3,174 $2,116
0.0 to 6.0 $1,842 $1,228
     
Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Tuition Fee    
6.1 or more $3,369 $2,246
0.0 to 6.0 $1,953 $1,302

2015/16 Doctorate Tuition Fees*

  Units Per Semester Per Quarter Per Academic Year
Education All Students $5,559 $3,706 $11,118
Nursing Practice All Students $7,170   $14,340
Physical Therapy All Students $8,074   $16,148

* Applicable term fees apply for campuses with special terms, as determined by the campus. Total College Year fees cannot exceed the Academic Year plus Summer Term fees.  The Summer Term fee for the Education Doctor at quarter campuses is equal to the Per Semester fee listed in the table. Total fees for the Education Doctor over the College Year equals the Per Academic Year fee plus the Per Semester fee for the summer term at all CSU campuses.

2015/16 Graduate Business Professional Fee

  Semester Quarter
Charge Per Unit $254 $169

The Graduate Business Professional Fee is paid on a per unit basis in addition to basic tuition fees and campus fees for the following graduate business programs:

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Accountancy
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Business Administration
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Health Care Management
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Business and Technology
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Information Systems
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Taxation

Nonresident Students (U.S. and Foreign)

Nonresident Tuition (in addition to basic tuition fees and other systemwide fees charged all students) for all campuses:

  Semester Quarter
Charge Per Unit $372 $248

The total nonresident tuition paid per term will be determined by the number of units taken.

Mandatory systemwide fees are waived for those individuals who qualify for such exemption under the provisions of the California Education Code (see section on fee waivers).

Students are charged campus fees in addition to tuition fees and other systemwide fees. Information on campus fees can be found by contacting the individual campus(es).

Credit Cards:
Visa and MasterCard bank credit cards may be used for payment of student fees. 

Additional CI Fees Per Semester

Associated Student Fee $72.00  
Health Facilities Fee $3.00  
Instructionally Related Activities $55.00  
Materials, Services & Facilities Fee $60.00  
Recreation & Athletics Fee $70.00  
Student Body Center Fee $162.00  
Student Health Services Fee $95.00  

Other CI Fees and Charges

Application Fee $55.00  
Breakage Card Fees* $25.00  
Campus ID Card $15.00  
Change of Graduation Date $15.00  
Check Return Fee $25.00  
Credit Card Transaction Dishonored Fee $25.00  
Diploma Fee $45.00  
Duplicate Diploma Fee $15.00  
Freshman Orientation Fee $175.00  
General Student Parking Permit $185.00  
Housing Installment Plan Fee $33.00  
Intent to Enroll Deposit $100.00  
Lab Fees $15.00 - $75.00  
Late Payment Fee $25.00  
Late Registration Processing Fee $25.00  
Library Fee (varies)  
Replacement Campus ID Card $15.00  
Parking Permit Replacement Fee $10.00  
Student Housing Parking Permit $185.00  
Transfer Orientation Fee $50.00  
Tuition Installment Plan Fee $33.00  
Vista Bus Shuttle Card $25.00  

( *Refundable)

Dolphin Card

All new CI students should purchase a campus photo ID card. To obtain your photo ID, you must bring $15 and additional photo identification (e.g. valid California Driver’s License, a DMV ID or a passport) to the Student Business Services office. There is a $15 replacement fee for a new card. The card is required:

  • For all transactions at Admissions and Records
  • For all transactions at Student Business Services
  • For all transactions with Transportation & Parking Services
  • To obtain campus services from the Library
  • For the Student Health & Counseling Center
  • For the Student Union
  • For the Credential office

Payment Options

Online

Credit Cards - MasterCard, VISA, Discover, American Express and Diner’s Club may be used for payment of student fees online only. A non-refundable merchant imposed convenience fee is applied to all credit transactions.

E-checks - are accepted online with no additional cost.

In Person

Only cash, personal checks or money orders are accepted at the Student Business Services office.

Refund of Mandatory Fees, Including Nonresident Tuition

Regulations governing the refund of mandatory fees, including nonresident tuition, for students enrolling at the California State University are included in Section 41802 of Title 5, California Code of Regulations. For purposes of the refund policy, mandatory fees are defined as those systemwide and campus fees that are required to be paid in order to enroll in state-supported academic programs at the California State University. Refunds of fees and tuition charges for self-support, special session, and extended education programs or courses at the California State University are governed by a separate policy established by the University, available at Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Division 5, Chapter 1, Subchapter 5, Articles 3 and 4, Sections 41802, 41802.1, and 41913 and that the Board of Trustees adopted a resolution based upon the Title V regulation http://www.calstate.edu/BOT/Resolutions/Nov2001.pdf, the CO has issued various elated Executive Orders as well as an AA coded memo http://www.calstate.edu/AcadAff/codedMemos/AA-2002-13.pdf regarding fee refunds.

In order to receive a full refund of mandatory fees, less an administrative charge established by the campus, including nonresident tuition, a student must cancel registration or drop all courses prior to the first day of instruction for the term. Information on procedures and deadlines for canceling registration and dropping classes is available in the Schedule of Classes.

For state-supported semesters, quarters, and non-standard terms or courses of four (4) weeks or more, a student who withdraws during the term in accordance with the University’s established procedures or drops all courses prior to the campus-designated drop period will receive a refund of mandatory fees, including nonresident tuition, based on the portion of the term during which the student was enrolled. No student withdrawing after the 60 percent point in the term will be entitled to a refund of any mandatory fees or nonresident tuition.

A student who, within the campus designated drop period and in accordance with the campus procedures, drops units resulting in a lower tuition and/or mandatory fee shall be entitled to a refund of applicable tuition and mandatory fees less an administrative charge established by the campus. 

For state-supported non-standard terms or courses of less than four (4) weeks, no refunds of mandatory fees and nonresident tuition will be made unless a student cancels registration or drops all classes, in accordance with the university’s established procedure and deadlines, prior to the first day of instruction for state supported non-standard terms or courses or prior to the first meeting for courses of less than four (4) weeks. 

Students will also receive a refund of mandatory fees, including nonresident tuition, under the following circumstances:

  • The fees were assessed or collected in error;
  • The course for which the fees were assessed or collected was cancelled by the University;
  • The University makes a delayed decision that the student was not eligible to enroll in the term for which mandatory fees were assessed and collected and the delayed decision was not due to incomplete or inaccurate information provided by the student; or
  • The student was activated for compulsory military service.

Students who are not entitled to a refund as described above may petition the University for a refund demonstrating exceptional circumstances and the chief financial officer of the University or designee may authorize a refund if he or she determines that the fees and tuition were not earned by the University.

Information concerning any aspect of the refund of fees may be obtained from the Student Business Services office at One University Drive, Camarillo, CA 93012 or by calling 805-437-8810.

Fees and Debts Owed to the Institution

Should a student or former student fail to pay a fee or 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 a debt” until the debt is paid (see Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Sections 42380 and 42381).

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.

The institution may withhold permission to register or to receive official transcripts of grades or other services offered by the institution from anyone owing fees or another debt to the institution. The institution may also report the debt to a credit bureau, offset the amount due against any future state tax refunds due the student, refer the debt to an outside collection agency and/or charge the student actual and reasonable collection costs, including reasonable attorney fees if litigation is necessary, in collecting any amount not paid when due.

If a person believes he or she does not owe all or part of an asserted unpaid obligation, that person may contact the Student Business Services office at 805-437-8810. The Student Business Services office will review all pertinent information provided by the person and available to the campus and will advise the person of its conclusions.

Fee Waivers and Exemptions

The California Education Code includes provisions for the waiver or exemption of mandatory systemwide tuition fees as follows:

Section 66025.3 - Qualifying children, spouses/registered domestic partners, or unmarried surviving spouses/registered domestic partners of a war period veteran of the U.S. military who is totally service-connected disabled or who died as a result of service-related causes; children of any veteran of the U.S. military who has a service-connected disability, was killed in action, or died of a service-connected disability and meets specified income provisions; any dependents or surviving spouse/registered domestic partner who has not remarried of a member of the California National Guard who in the line of duty and in active service of the state was killed or became permanently disabled or died of a disability as a result of an event while in active service of the state; and undergraduate students who are the recipient of or the child of a recipient of a Congressional Medal of Honor and meet certain age and income restrictions;

Section 68120 - Qualifying children and surviving spouses/registered domestic partners of deceased public law enforcement or fire suppression employees who were California residents and who were killed in the course of active law enforcement or fire suppression duties (referred to as Alan Pattee Scholarships); and

Section 68121 - Qualifying students enrolled in an undergraduate program who are the surviving dependent of any individual killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C., or the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in southwestern Pennsylvania, if the student meets the financial need requirements set forth in Section 69432.7 for the Cal Grant A Program and either the surviving dependent or the individual killed in the attacks was a resident of California on September 11, 2001. Students who may qualify for these benefits should contact the Admissions/Registrar’s Office for further information and/or an eligibility determination.

The California Education Code provides for the following nonresident tuition exemptions: 

Section 68122 - Students who are victims of trafficking, domestic violence, and other serious crimes who have been granted T or U visa status are exempt from paying nonresident tuition if they (1) attended high school in California for three or more years; (2) graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent; and (3) registered as an entering student or are currently enrolled at a CSU campus.

Section 68130.5 - Students who are not residents of California are exempt from paying nonresident tuition if they (1) attended high school in California for three or more years; (2) graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent; and (3) registered as an entering student or are currently enrolled at a CSU campus. In addition, students without lawful immigration status will be required to file an affidavit stating that they have filed an application to legalize their immigration status, or will file an application as soon as they are eligible to do so. This exemption from paying nonresident tuition does not apply to students who are nonimmigrant aliens within the meaning of 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15), except as provided by Section 68122 above.

Determination of Residency for Tuition Purposes

University requirements for establishing residency for tuition purposes are independent from those of other types of residency, such as for tax purposes, or other state or institutional residency. These regulations were promulgated not to determine whether a student is a resident or nonresident of California, but rather to determine whether a student should pay tuition on an in-state or out-of-state basis. A resident for tuition purposes is someone who meets the requirements set forth in the Uniform Student Residency Requirements. These laws governing residency for tuition purposes at the California State University (CSU) are California Education Code sections 68000-68085, 68120-68134, and 89705-89707.5, and California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Subchapter 5, Article 4, sections 41900-41916. This material can be viewed on the Internet by accessing the CSU’s website at www.calstate.edu/GC/resources.shtml.

Each campus Admissions Office is responsible for determining the residency status of all new and returning students based on the Application for Admission, Residency Questionnaire, Reclassification Request Form, and, as necessary, other evidence furnished by the student. A student who fails to submit adequate information to establish eligibility for resident classification will be classified as a nonresident.

Generally, establishing California residency for tuition purposes requires a combination of physical presence and intent to remain indefinitely. An adult who, at least 366 days prior to the residence determination date for the term in which enrollment is contemplated, can demonstrate both physical presence in the state combined with evidence of intent to remain in California indefinitely may establish California residency for tuition purposes. A minor normally derives residency from the parent(s) they reside with or most recently resided with.

Evidence demonstrating intent may vary from case to case but will include, and is not limited to, the absence of residential ties to any other state, California voter registration and voting in California elections, maintaining California vehicle registration and driver’s license, maintaining active California bank accounts, filing California income tax returns and listing a California address on federal tax returns, owning residential property or occupying or renting an apartment where permanent belongings are kept, maintaining active memberships in California professional or social organizations, and maintaining a permanent military address and home of record in California.

Non-resident students seeking reclassification are required to complete a supplemental questionnaire that includes questions concerning their financial independence. Financial independence is required, along with physical presence and intent, to be eligible for reclassification. Financial independence is established if in the calendar year the reclassification application is made and in any of the three calendar years preceding the reclassification application the student:

• has not and will not be claimed as an exemption for state and federal tax purposes by his/her parent;

• has not and will not receive more than seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750) per year in financial assistance from his/her parent; and

• has not lived and will not live longer than six (6) weeks in the home of his/her parent

A nonresident student who has been appointed as a graduate student teaching assistant, a graduate student research assistant, or a graduate student teaching associate on any CSU campus and is employed on a 0.49 or more time basis is exempt from the financial independence requirement.   

Non-citizens establish residency in the same manner as citizens, unless precluded by the Immigration and Nationality Act from establishing domicile in the United States.  

Exceptions to the general residency requirements are contained in California Education Code sections 68070-68085 and California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Subchapter 5, Article 4, sections 41906-41906.6, and include, but are not limited to, members of the military and their dependents, certain credentialed employees of school districts and most students who have attended three or more years of high school in California and graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent of graduation. Whether an exception applies to a particular student cannot be determined before the submission of an application for admission and, as necessary, additional supporting documentation. Because neither campus nor Chancellor’s Office staff may give advice on the application of these laws, applicants are strongly urged to review the material for themselves and consult with a legal advisor.

Residency determination dates are set each term. They are:

Quarter Term Campuses Semester Term Campuses
Fall September 20
Winter January 5
Spring April 1
Summer July 1
Fall September 20
Winter* January 5
Spring January 25
Summer June 1

*Applies only to winter term at CSU Stanislaus

CalState TEACH operates on a trimester system. The residency determination dates for the CalState TEACH are as

Fall September 20
Spring January 5
Summer June 1

Students classified as non-residents may appeal a final campus decision within 120 days of notification by the campus. A campus residence classification appeal must be in writing and submitted to:

The California State University
Office of General Counsel
401 Golden Shore, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802-4210

The Office of General Counsel can either decide the appeal or send the matter back to the campus for further review. Students incorrectly classified as residents or incorrectly granted an exception from nonresident tuition are subject to reclassification as nonresidents and payment of nonresident tuition in arrears. If incorrect classification results from false or concealed facts, the student is also subject to discipline pursuant to Section 41301 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

Resident students who become nonresidents or who no longer meet the criteria for an exception must immediately notify the Admissions Office. Changes may have been made in the rate of nonresident tuition and in the statutes and regulations governing residency for tuition purposes in California between the time this information is published and the relevant residency determination date. Students are urged to review the statutes and regulations stated above.

Average Support Cost Per Full-Time Equivalent Student and Sources of Funds

The total support cost per full-time equivalent student (FTES) includes the expenditures for current operations, including payments made to students in the form of financial aid, and all fully reimbursed programs contained in state appropriations. The average support cost is determined by dividing the total cost by the number of FTES. The total CSU 2014/15 budget amounts were $2,399,439,000 from state General Fund (GF) appropriations (not including GF debt service) and before adding $71.1 million CalPERS retirement adjustment, $1,592,256,000 from tuition fee revenue and after tuition fee discounts (forgone revenue), and $453,018,000 from other fee revenues for a total of $4,444,713,000. The 2014/15 resident FTES target is 346,050 and the nonresident FTES based on past-year actual is 15,568 for a total of 361,618 FTES. The GF appropriation is applicable to resident students only whereas fee revenues are collected from resident and nonresident students. FTES is determined by dividing the total academic student load (e.g. 15 units per semester) (the figure used here to define a full-time student’s academic load).

The 2014/15 average support cost per FTES based on GF appropriation and net tuition fee revenue only is $11,324 and when including all sources as indicated below is $13,396, which includes all fee revenue (e.g. tuition fees, application fees, and other campus mandatory fees) and debt service in the CSU Operating Fund. Of this amount, the average net tuition and other fee revenue per FTES is $5,643.  

2014/15 Amount  FTES Percentage
State Appropriation (GF)1 2,399,439,000  6,934 51.8%
General Fund Debt Service2 296,316,000  819 6.1%
Net Tuition Fee Revenue3 1,592,256,000  4,390 32.8%
Other Fees Revenue3 453,018,000  1,253 9.3%
Total Support Cost 4,741,029,000  13,396  100%

1Represents state GF appropriation in the Budget Act of 2014/15; GF is divisible by resident students only (346,050 FTES).
2A major change in the CSU budget appropriation beginning in 2014/15 is the fold in of state General Obligation bond debt service expense ($197.2M) into the CSU main appropriation and movement of CSU lease revenue bonds debt service from a separately identified appropriations item to the CSU main appropriation item ($99.1M)
3Represents CSU Operating Fund, Tuition Fee and other fees revenue amounts (net of tuition fee discounts) submitted in campus August 2014/15 final budgets. Revenues are divisible by resident and nonresident students (361,618 FTES).  

The average CSU 2014/15 academic year, resident, undergraduate student basic tuition fee and other mandatory fees required to apply to, enroll in, or attend the university is $6,759 ($5,472 tuition fee plus $1,287 average campus-based fees). However, the costs paid by individual students will vary depending on campus, program, and whether a student is part-time, full-time, resident, or nonresident.

Procedure for the Establishment or Abolishment of Campus-Based Mandatory Fees

The law governing the California State University provides that specific campus fees defined as mandatory, such as a student body association fee and a student body center fee, may be established. A student body association fee must be established upon a favorable vote of two-thirds of the students voting in an election held for this purpose (Education Code, Section 89300). The campus President may adjust the student body association fee only after the fee adjustment has been approved by a majority of the students voting in a referendum established for that purpose. The required fee shall be subject to referendum at any time upon the presentation of a petition to the campus President containing the signatures of 10 percent of the regularly enrolled students at the University. Student body association fees support a variety of cultural and recreational programs, childcare centers, and special student support programs. A student body center fee may be established only after a fee referendum is held which approves by a two-thirds favorable vote the establishment of the fee (Education Code, Section 89304). Once bonds are issued, authority to set and adjust student body center fees is governed by provisions of the State University Revenue Bond Act of 1947, including, but not limited to, Education Code sections 90012, 90027, and 90068.

The process to establish and adjust other campus-based mandatory fees requires consideration by the campus fee advisory committee and a student referendum as established by Executive Order 1054, Section III. The campus President may use alternate consultation mechanisms if he/ she determines that a referendum is not the best mechanism to achieve appropriate and meaningful consultation. Results of the referendum and the fee committee review are advisory to the campus President. The President may adjust campus-based mandatory fees but must request the Chancellor establish a new mandatory fee. The President shall provide to the fee advisory committee a report of all campus-based mandatory fees. The campus shall report annually to the Chancellor a complete inventory of all campus-based mandatory fees.

For more information or questions, please contact the Budget Office in the CSU Chancellor’s Office at (562) 951-4560.