2017-18 STUDENT CHARGES/FEES

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Mandatory Registration Charges

Description of Tuition and Other Mandatory Student Charges and Fees (pdf)

Undergraduate student charges and fees per semester
Type of Charges 1-6 Units/Semester 7+ Units/Semester
Tuition Fee $1,665 $2,871
Campus-based Fees $991 $991
Undergraduate (TOTAL) $2,656 $3,862
Postbaccalaureate student charges and fees per semester
Type of Charges 1-6 Units/Semester 7+ Units/Semester
Tuition Fee $2,082 $3,588
Campus-based Fees $991 $991
Postbaccalaureate (TOTAL) $3,073 $4,579

Note: MBA candidates see Graduate Business Professional Fee below under "Additional Fees".

Credential student charges and fees per semester
Type of Charges 1-6 Units/Semester 7+ Units/Semester
Tuition Fee $1,932 $3,330
Campus-based Fees $991 $991
Credential (Total) $2,923 $4,321

Note: Credential Students are identified as students seeking an initial Multiple Subject, Single Subject or Special Education teaching credential (preliminary, clear, Level I or Level II) and admitted to a credential program with classified or conditionally classified status.

Campus-based fees
Campus-based Fees** 1-6 Units/Semester 7+ Units/Semester
Associated Students Fee $117 $117
Consolidated Service Fee $18 $18
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Fee $57 $57
Health Facilities Fee $18 $18
Instructionally Related Activities Fee $242 $242
Student Health Fee $143 $143
Student Union Fee $396 $396
Total Campus-based Fees $991 $991

Additional Fees

  • Non-residential Tuition Fee (per unit): $396. (See the Determination of Residence for Nonresident Tuition Purposes webpage for determination of residence for nonresident tuition purposes.)
  • Graduate Business Professional Fee (per unit): $270. Applied to required courses in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
  • Optional SIRF (Student Involvement and Representation, see below) fee: $2

Student Involvement and Representation Fee

Beginning fall 2015, a $2 per term optional SIRF is assessed to each student. The $2 per term contribution establishes a stable funding model for the California State Student Association (CSSA).

The SIRF is listed in the 'Additional Fees' section as it is an optional fee, which means that students have the option of not contributing to this fee in their tuition. If students choose to opt-out of this fee, they must opt-out no later than the census date for each term. After the census date, students will no longer be able to opt out for the semester.

Notes to Charges and Fees

On March 22, 2017, the CSU Board of Trustees approved tuition increases for the 2017-18 academic year. Annual tuition for resident undergraduate students will increase by $270 per year. This represents the first tuition increase since 2011-12.

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).

3% Campus-based Fees increase in Fall 2017 based on CPI for Greater Bay Area for 2016 calendar year. Methodology for annual adjustment approved by student referendum in April 2001.

Associated Students Fee to be increased by an additional $3 per semester each fall for four consecutive years, beginning in 2015-16, with the final $3 increase occurring in 2018-19. This action was supported by a March 2015 student referendum in favor of increasing funds of the SSU Associated Students to further support such items as the Tutorial Center, Clubs and Organizations, and other AS programs.

The optional Student Involvement and Representation (SIRF) fee is a voluntary CSU systemwide fee adopted by the Board of Trustees for the purpose of establishing a stable funding model for the California State Student Association (CSSA). It consists of a $2 per-term fee assessed to each CSU student on a voluntary basis, allowing the choice to opt-out. The fee took effect in fall 2015. For additional info visit the CSSA website.

List of Factors for Future Considerations of Fee Changes per AB 970 adopted via CSU BOT (pdf) resolution 3/20/13.

Per Executive Order No. 1102, beginning in fall 2010, for each adjustment made by trustee action to the State University Fee for graduate students, an equal adjustment will be made to the Graduate Professional Business fee (formerly Professional Program Fee).

Term "Tuition Fee" used in place of "State University Fee" following approval at 11/10/10 CSU BOT and guidelines in CSU Executive Order 1102.

The applicable per term tuition fee schedules are provided on the Budget Office website.


Other Student Charges and Fees (tentative)

List of other fees and charges
Type of feeCost
ACT-Residual: ACT-Residual Test30
Alcohol and Other Drug Intervention: Level I65
Alcohol and Other Drug Intervention: Level II65
Application Fee †55
Arts & Hum Single Subject Eval60
Bio Feedback Training15/75
Chemistry Eyeglasses4
Counseling Transcript Evaluation25 - 50
Credential Processing & Evaluation25
Credential Processing Non-SSU Applicants40
Credential Out of State Verification15
Credential Subject Matter Authorization Eval15
Dishonored Check or Credit Card Fee (returned for any cause) 20
Failure to meet administratively required appointment or time limit20
FEPL250
Hlth Ctr/Pharmacy/Lab Service Cost
Items lost or broken, or damage to the University propertyCost
Late Registration25
Lost Keys25
Major/Minor Finder Test5
Meyers-Briggs Test10 - 16
Modern Language Lab Fee10
Modern Language Prof. Exam50
Musical Equipment Deposit20
Musical Instru./Audio/Visual Eq.25
PE Lost EquipmentCost
PE Towel/Locker Use (optional)10
SSU CPA Rehearsal Kit5 - 85
SSU Waiver Subject Matter50
Strong Interest Inventory20
Studio Arts Cleaning and Safety Equipment Fee10
WEPT35

†This fee is payable upon application for admission or readmission by all new students or students returning after an absence of two or more semesters.

Deposits for locker keys and breakage required in some laboratory courses. These deposits are refundable in whole or part. If deposits are not required, charges may be made against the student for undue breakage or failure to clear locker and/or return key.



Specific Course Fees (tentative)

Payable when service is rendered. Students have the option of obtaining materials or services for specific courses from sources other than the university, so long as they meet the instructional requirements. The following are fees specific to the course you will be taking.

List of course fees
CourseCost
ARTH 212A/B15
ARTS 10320
ARTS 10420
ARTS 20435
ARTS 208, 30867
ARTS 210,31092
ARTS 220, 320, 42010
ARTS 229, 329, 42961
ARTS 230, 330, 43061
ARTS 236, 336, 43650
ARTS 24554
ARTS 298, 49825
ARTS 304, 40435
ARTS 335, 43568
ARTS 340, 44054
ARTS 342, 44285
ARTS 382, 48254
ARTS 40030
ARTS 43261
ARTS 45767
ARTS 45867
ARTS 496 (Field Trip)cost
BIOL 1105
BIOL 13015
BIOL 13115
BIOL 220120
BIOL 22410
BIOL 24025
BIOL 31465
BIOL 32255
BIOL 32370
BIOL 32515
BIOL 327140
BIOL 32845
BIOL 32910
BIOL 33015
BIOL 33330
BIOL 33565
BIOL 33815
BIOL 34025
BIOL 34240
BIOL 34430
BIOL 34720
BIOL 34915
BIOL 38325
BIOL 47225
BIOL 48030
CHEM 10225
CHEM 10525
CHEM 115 A/B25
CHEM 125 A/B25
CHEM 23225
CHEM 25525
CHEM 31660
CHEM 33660
CHEM 40160
CHEM 40260
CHEM 44160
COMS 34075
COMS 385 (1-2 units)100
COMS 385 (3-4 units)100
COUN 511Fup to 25
ECON 454100
GEOG 31410 for 1 unit
35 for 2 units
GEOG 36010
GEOL 10212
GEOL 120130
GEOL 304175
GEOL 308195
GEOL 312185
GEOL 420195
GEP 312225 for 1 unit
320 for 2 units
GEP 44515
GEP 493 A/B40
KIN 34210
LIBS 101/102up to 100
LIBS 201/202up to 100
NURS 301160
NURS 30325
NURS 50925
NURS 54925
NURS 550A25
NURS 550B25
POLS 345500
SCI 120A60
SCI 120B50
THAR 300 (Field Trip)120


Library Fees (tentative)

Overdue fees for reserve materials ($50 maximum fine per item):

  • $1 an hour

Overdue fees for media items ($50 maximum fine per item)

  • Laptops, phonography key, wireless card, headphones.....$1 an hour

Miscellaneous fees

  • Community Borrower Card.... $10/3 mo
  • Friends of the Library Card..... VARIES


Parking Fees (tentative)

Type of parking fee and cost:

  • Auto, reserved, per semester.....$262
  • Auto, non-reserved, per semester.....$94
  • Motorcycle, per semester.....$22
  • Daily Permit.....$5.00