Jul 22, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog

Schedule of Fees



Schedule of Tuition and Fees 2017/18

*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. Tuition and fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU reserves the right, even after tuition or fees are initially charged or initial payments are made, to increase or modify any listed tuition or fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide tuition, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU-listed tuition and 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 tuition 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).

 

All Students

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

2017/18 Basic Tuition

Units Per Semester Per Quarter
Undergraduate Tuition Fee    
6.1 or more $2,871 $1,914
0.0 to 6.0 $1,665 $1,110
     
Credential Program Tuition Fee    
6.1 or more $3,330 $2,220
0.0 to 6.0 $1,932 $1,288
     
Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Tuition Fee    
6.1 or more $3,588 $2,392
0.0 to 6.0 $2,082 $1,388

2017/18 Doctorate Tuition*

  Units Per Semester Per Quarter Per Academic Year
Education All Students $5,919 $3,946 $11,838
Nursing Practice All Students $7,635    $15,270
Physical Therapy All Students $8,598    $17,196

* Applicable term tuition applies for campuses with special terms, as determined by the campus. Total college year tuition cannot exceed the academic year plus summer term tuition. The summer term tuition for the education doctorate at quarter campuses is equal to the per semester tuition listed in the table. Total tuition for the education doctorate over the college year equals the per academic year tuition plus the per semester tuition for the summer term at all CSU campuses.

2017/18 Graduate Business Professional Fee

  Semester Quarter
Charge Per Unit $270 $180

The graduate business professional fee is paid on a per unit basis in addition to basic tuition 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 and other systemwide fees charged to all students) for all campuses:

  Semester Quarter
Charge Per Unit $396 $264

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

Mandatory systemwide tuition is 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 and systemwide fees. Information on campus fees can be found by contacting the individual campus (es).

Schedule of Tuition Fees 2018/19

*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. Tuition and fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU reserves the right, even after initial payments are made, to increase or modify any listed tuition or fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide tuition, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU-listed tuition and 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 tuition 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 tuition and fees for both semester and quarter campuses. These rates are subject to change.

All Students

Application Fee (nonrefundable), payable online at the time of application via credit card, e-check or PayPal: $55

2018/19 Basic Tuition

Units Per Semester Per Quarter
Undergraduate Tuition Fee    
6.1 or more $2,871 $1,914
0.0 to 6.0 $1,665 $1,110
     
Credential Program Tuition Fee    
6.1 or more $3,330 $2,220
0.0 to 6.0 $1,932 $1,288
     
Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Tuition Fee    
6.1 or more $3,588 $2,392
0.0 to 6.0 $2,082 $1,388

2018/19 Doctorate Tuition Fees*

  Units Per Semester Per Quarter Per Academic Year
Education All Students $5,919 $3,946 $11,838
Nursing Practice All Students $7,635   $15,270
Physical Therapy All Students $8,598   $17,196

* Applicable term tuition applies for campuses with special terms, as determined by the campus. Total college year tuition cannot exceed the academic year plus summer term tuition. The summer term tuition for the education doctorate at quarter campuses is equal to the per semester tuition listed in the table. Total tuition for the education doctorate over the college year equals the per academic year tuition plus the per semester tuition for the summer term at all CSU campuses.

2018/19 Graduate Business Professional Fee

  Semester Quarter
Charge Per Unit $270 $180

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 and systemwide fees charged to all students) for all campuses:

  Semester Quarter
Charge Per Unit $396 $264

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

Mandatory systemwide tuition is 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 and systemwide fees.  Information on campus fees can be found by contacting the individual campus(es).

Credit Cards:
Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards may be used for payment of student tuition and fees but may be subject to a non-refundable credit card processing fee.

Additional Mandatory Registration Fees Per Semester

Associated Student Fee $75.00  
Health Facilities Fee $3.00  
Instructionally Related Activities $60.00  
Materials, Services & Facilities Fee $65.00  
Recreation & Athletics Fee $70.00  
Student Body Center Fee $162.00  
Student Health Services Fee $95.00  
Student Involvement Representation Fee $2.00  

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  
Graduation Application Fee $50.00  
Duplicate Diploma Fee $15.00  
Freshman Island View Orientation Fee $175.00  
General Student Parking Permit - Vehicle $195.00  
General Parking Permit - Motorcycle  $34.00  
Housing Installment Plan Fee $33.00  
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 Professional Liability Insurance Fee $20.00  
Transfer Island View Orientation Fee $50.00  
Tuition Installment Plan Fee $33.00  
Vista Bus Shuttle Card $25.00  

( *Refundable)

DolphinOne ID Card

The CSU Channel Islands DolphinOne Card is a multi-purpose ID Card.  It must be presented in order to enter numerous campus facilities, obtain student services, and access library resources and computer labs.  To obtain your DolphinOne Card, visit the Student Business Services office and bring an additional photo identification (e.g. valid Driver’s License, passport, military ID, etc).  There is a $15.00 replacement fee for all replacement cards.  The DolphinOne Card is required for:

  • All transactions with Enrollment Services, Student Business Services and Transportation and Parking Services
  • Obtain campus services from the Library
  • Printing and copying services
  • Utilize the Residential Meal Plan through Dining Services
  • Pay for food at other dining locations on campus
  • Utilize Student Health Services
  • All other student-related transactions on campus

Payment Options

Online

Online payments may be made by logging into myCI  and accessing CI Records and clicking on “Student Center” then select “Account Inquiry” to view any current balances due. Click on “Make a Payment” to enter your payment information. 

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

ACH (E-checks) - are accepted from savings or checking accounts online at no additional cost. 

Wire Transfer - are accepted online.

In Person

Only cash, personal checks or money orders are accepted at the Student Business Services office, located in Sage Hall 1020. 

Refund of Tuition and Mandatory Fees, Including Nonresident Tuition

Regulations governing the refund of tuition and 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 CSU. Refunds of fees and tuition charges for self-support, special session, and extended education programs or courses at the CSU 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 tuition and 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 tuition and 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 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 tuition and mandatory fees including 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 tuition and mandatory fees, including nonresident tuition, under the following circumstances:

  • The tuition fees were assessed or collected in error;
  • The course for which the tuition 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 tuition and 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 via e-mail at sbs@csuci.edu 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, including tuition and student charges, 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 charges and 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 charges and 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 Student Business Services office at sbs@csuci.edu or by calling (805) 437-8810. Student Business Services office will review all pertinent information provided by the person and will advise the person of its conclusions. 

Fee Waivers and Exemptions

The California Education Code provides for the waiver of mandatory systemwide tuition fees as follows:

Section 66025.3 -Dependent eligible to receive assistance under Article 2 of Chapter 4 of Division 4 of the Military and Veterans Code; child of any veteran of the United States military who has a service-connected disability, has been killed in service, or has died of a service-connected disability, and meets specified income provisions; dependent, or surviving spouse who has not remarried of any member of the California National Guard who, in the line of duty, and while in the active service of the state, was killed, died of a disability resulting from an event that occurred while in the active service of the state, or is permanently disabled as a result of an event that occurred while in the active service of the state; and undergraduate student who is a recipient of a Medal of Honor, or undergraduate student who is a child of a recipient of a Medal of Honor who is no more than  27 years old, meets the income restriction and California residency requirement. The waiver of tuition or fees under this section applies only to a person who is determined to be a resident of California pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 68000) of Part 41.

Section 66602 - A qualifying student from the California State University who is appointed by the Governor to serve as Trustee of the California State University for the duration of his or her term of office..

Section 68120 - Surviving spouse or child of a deceased California resident who was employed by a public agency, or was a contractor or an employee of a contractor, performing service for a public agency, and was killed in the performance of his/her principal duties of active law enforcement or fire suppression and prevention duties (referred to as Alan Pattee Scholarships). A person who qualifies for the waiver under this section as a surviving child of a contractor or of an employee of a contractor, who performed services for a public agency must have enrolled as an undergraduate student at the California State University and meets income restriction requirement.

Section 68121 -  A qualifying student enrolled in an undergraduate program who is 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 the above 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 68075.7 - A nonresident student is exempt from paying nonresident tuition or any other fee that is exclusively applicable to nonresident students if the student(1) resides in California, (2) meets the definition of “covered individual” as defined in either: (A) Section 3679 (c)(2)(A) or (B)(ii)(l) of Title 38 of the United States Code, as that provision read on 1, 2017; or (B) Section 3679(c)(2)(B)9(i) or (ii)(II) or Title 38 of the United States Code, as that provision read on January 1, 2017; and (3) is eligible for education benefits under either the federal Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty program or the Post-9/11 GI Bill program as each read on January 1, 2017.

Section 68122 -  A student who is a victim of trafficking, domestic violence, and other serious crimes who has been granted T or U visa status shall be exempt from paying nonresident tuition to the same extent as individuals who are admitted to the United States as refugees under Section 1157 of Title 8 of the United States Code.

Section 68130.5 -  A student, other than a nonimmigrant alien, who is not a resident of California is exempt from paying nonresident tuition if the student meets the requirements of (1) through (4), below:

(1) Satisfaction of the requirements of either subparagraph (A) or subparagraph (B):

(A) A total attendance of, or attainment of credits earned while in California equivalent to, three or more years of full-time attendance or attainment of credits at any of the following:

(i) California high schools.

(ii) California high schools established by the State Board of Education.

(iii) California adult schools established by a county office of education, a unified school district or high school district, or the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (subject to the class hours’ requirement).

(iv) Campuses of the California Community Colleges (subject to the credit requirements).

(v) A combination of those schools set forth in clauses (i) to (iv), inclusive.

(B) Three or more years of full-time high school coursework, and a total of three or more years of attendance in California elementary schools, California secondary schools, or a combination of California elementary and secondary schools.

 

(2) Satisfaction of any of the following:

(A) Graduation from a California high school or attainment of the equivalent thereof.

(B) Attainment of an associate degree from a campus of the California Community Colleges.

(C) Fulfillment of the minimum transfer requirements established for the California State University for students transferring from a campus of the California Community Colleges.

 

(3) Registration as an entering student at, or current enrollment at, an accredited institution of higher education in California not earlier than the fall semester or quarter of the 2001-02 academic year.

 

(4) In the case of a person without lawful immigration status, the filing of an affidavit with the institution of higher education stating that the student has filed an application to legalize his or her immigration status, or will file an application as soon as he or she is eligible to do so.

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  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. For more information, visit: http://www.csuci.edu/admissions/residency/

Generally, establishing California residency for tuition purposes requires a combination of physical presence and intent to remain indefinitely in the State of California. 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) with whom he/she resides with or most recently resided.

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.

A non-resident student seeking reclassification is required to complete a supplemental questionnaire that includes questions concerning his/her financial independence. Financial independence is required, along with physical presence and intent to remain indefinitely, 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(s);

• has not and will not receive more than 750 per year in financial assistance from his/her parent(s); and

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

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, 41910. Whether an exception applies to a particular student can only be determined after the submission of an application for admission and, as necessary, additional supporting documentation. Because neither the 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 30 days* of notification by the campus. Information on the appeal process may be found at http://www.calstate.edu/sas/residency/appeals.shtml. A campus residence classification appeal must be submitted via the InfoReady online Residence Appeal Form to the California State University Chancellor’s Office at: https://calstate.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1760156:

Appeals via email, fax and U.S. mail will not be accepted. A student with a documented disability that prohibits the student from submitting an appeal through the InfoReady site should contact Student Academic Services:

 California State University
 Attn: Student Academic Services
 401 Golden Shore, 6th Floor
 Long Beach, CA 90802-4210
 Email: residencyappeals@calstate.edu

The Chancellor’s Office 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 2017/18 budget amounts were $3,390,564,000 from state General Fund (GF) appropriations and before adding $39.3 million CalPERS retirement adjustment, $2,477,015,000 from gross tuition revenue, and $594,397,000 from other fee revenues for a total of $6,461,976,000. The 2017/18 resident FTES target is 364,131 and the nonresident FTES based on past-year actual is 24,398 for a total of 388,529 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).

2017/18 Amount  FTES Percentage
State Appropriation (GF)1 3,390,564,000 9,311 54.1%
Gross Tuition Revenue2 2,477,015,000 6,375 37.0%
Other Fees Revenue2    594,397,000 1,530 8.9%
Total Support Cost 6,461,976,000 17,217  100%

The 2017/18 average support cost per FTES based on GF appropriation and tuition revenue only is $15,687 and when including all three sources as indicated below is $17,217, which includes all fee revenue (e.g. tuition, application fees, and other campus mandatory fees) in the CSU Operating Fund. Of this amount, the average tuition and other fee revenue per FTES is $7,905.

1Represents state GF appropriation in the Budget Act of 2017/18; GF is divisible by resident students only (364,131 FTES).
2Represents CSU Operating Fund, gross tuition and other fees revenue amounts (net of tuition fee discounts) submitted in campus August 2017/18 final budgets. Revenues are divisible by resident and nonresident students (388,529 FTES).  

The average CSU 2017/18 academic year, resident, undergraduate student basic tuition and other m­­andatory fees required to apply to, enroll in, or attend the university is $7,216 ($5,742 tuition fee plus $1,474 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 association fee and a student 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 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 association fees support a variety of cultural and recreational programs, childcare centers, and special student support programs. A student 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 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.