Student Charges/Fees

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).

Fees, Costs, Financing

Student Charges and Fees

Financial Help & Opportunities

REACH 

Please refer to REACH (Residential Education and Campus Housing) for the following information:

Mandatory Registration Charges

Description of Tuition and Other Mandatory Student Charges and Fees

Undergraduate student charges and fees per semester
Type of Charges 1-6 Units/Semester 7+ Units/Semester
Tuition Fees $1,665 $2,871
Campus-based Fees $1,123 $1,123
Undergraduate (TOTAL) $2,788 $3,994

 

Postbaccalaureate student charges and fees per semester
Type of Charges 1-6 Units/Semester 7+ Units/Semester
Tuition Fees $2,082 $3,588
Campus-based Fees $1,123 $1,123
Postbaccalaureate (TOTAL) $3,205 $4,711

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 $1,123 $1,123
Credential (TOTAL) $3,055 $4,453

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.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
Type of Charges 1-6 Units/Semester 7+ Units/Semester
Tuition Fee N/A $4,307
Campus-based Fees N/A $1,123
WUE (TOTAL)   $5,430

Note: WUE students are required to maintain enrollment in 12 units or more each semester in order to be eligible for the WUE program.

Campus-based Fees
Campus-based Fees** 1-6 Units/Semester 7+ Units/Semester
Associated Students Fee $135 $135
Consilidated Service Fee $21 $21
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Fee $64 $64
Health Facilities Fee $21 $21
Instructionally Related Activities Fee $274 $274
Student Health Fee $162 $162
Student Union Fee $446 $446
Total Campus-based Fees $1,123 $1,123

 

Additional Fees

  • Non-residential Tuition Fee (per unit): $396. (See the Determintation of Residence for Nonresident Tuition Purposes 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.

Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Program

Students who are participating in the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program may find additional information about tuition rates by visiting The California State University policy website.

Notes to Charges and Fees

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).

1.7% Campus-based Fees increase in Fall 2021 based on CPI for Greater Bay Area for 2020 calendar year. Methodology for annual adjustment approved by student referendum in April 2001.

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 No. 1102.

The applicable per term tuition fee schedules are provided at the Chancellor's Office.

Other Student Charges and Fees (tentative)

List of other fees and charges
Type of Fee Cost
Alcohol and Other Drug Intervention: Level I 65
Alcohol and Other Drug Intervention: Level II 65
Application Fee * 70
Counseling Transcript Evaluation 25 - 50
Credential Processing & Evaluation 25
Credential Processing Non-SSU Applicants 40
Credential Out of State Verification 15
Credential Subject Matter Authorization Eval 15
Dishonored Check or Credit Card Fee (returned for any cause) 20
Failure to meet administratively required appointment or time limit 20
FEPL 250
Hlth Ctr/Pharmacy/Lab Service Cost
Items lost or broken, or damage to the University property Cost
Late Registration 25
Lost Keys 25
Modern Language Lab Fee 10
Modern Language Prof. Exam 50
Musical Equipment Deposit 20
Musical Instru./Audio/Visual Eq. 25
PE Lost Equipment Cost
PE Towel/Locker Use (optional) 10
Studio Arts Cleaning and Safety Equipment Fee 10

*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
Course Cost
ARTS 103 20
ARTS 104 20
ARTS 204 35
ARTS 208, 308 67
ARTS 210, 310 92
ARTS 220, 320, 420 10
ARTS 229, 329, 429 61
ARTS 230, 330, 430 61
ARTS 236, 336, 436 50
ARTS 245 54
ARTS 298, 498 25
ARTS 304, 404 35
ARTS 335, 435 68
ARTS 340, 440 54
ARTS 342, 442 85
ARTS 382, 482 54
ARTS 432 61
ARTS 457 67
ARTS 458 67
ARTS 496 (Field Trip) cost
BIOL 110 5
BIOL 130 15
BIOL 131 15
BIOL 220 110
BIOL 224 10
BIOL 240 25
BIOL 322 55
BIOL 323 70
BIOL 325 15
BIOL 327 140
BIOL 328 45
BIOL 329 10
BIOL 330 15
BIOL 333 30
BIOL 335 65
BIOL 338 15
BIOL 340 25
BIOL 342 40
BIOL 344 30
BIOL 347 20
BIOL 349 15
BIOL 383 25
BIOL 472 25
BIOL 480 30
CHEM 102 25
CHEM 105 25
CHEM 115 A/B 25
CHEM 125 A/B 25
CHEM 232 25
CHEM 255 25
CHEM 316 60
CHEM 336 60
CHEM 401 60
CHEM 402 60
CHEM 441 60
COMS 340 75
COMS 385 (1-2 units) 100
COMS 385 (3-4 units) 100
COUN 511F up to 25
GEOG 360 10
GEOL 102 12
GEOL 304 175
GEOL 308 195
GEOL 312 185
GEOL 314 125
GEOL 318 175
GEOL 420 195
GEP 312 225 for 1 unit
320 for 2 units
GEP 445 15
KIN 242 10
LIBS 101/102 up to 150
LIBS 201/202 up to 150
NURS 301 160
NURS 303 25
NURS 509 25
NURS 549 25
NURS 550A 25
NURS 550B 25
POLS 345 500
SCI 120A 60
SCI 120B 50
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

Parking Fees (tentative)

Type of parking fee and cost:

  • Auto, reserved, per semester.....$262
  • Auto, non-reserved, per semester.....$126
  • Motorcycle, per semester.....$31
  • Daily Permit.....$5