2018-19 Tuition, Fees, and Deadlines

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 semester campuses that were authorized by the Board of Trustees at the March 2017 meeting. These rates are subject to change.

Notes

  • Tuition and Fees for auditing are the same as for credit.
  • Mandatory systemwide tuition and fees are waived for those individuals who qualify for such exemptions under the provisions of the California Education Code (see section on Fee Waivers).
  • Tuition and Fees for programs offered under the College of Extended Education vary from the fees listed below. Learn more about tuition and fees under Extended Education.

All Students

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

2018-19 Fall and Spring Semester Tuition Fees

Basic Tuition

Undergraduate Tuition

Credits Per Semester Per Academic Year
6.1 or more $2,871 $5,742
0 to 6.0 $1,665 $3,330

Credential Program Tuition

Units Per Semester Per Academic Year
6.1 or more $3,330 $6,660
0 to 6.0 $1,932 $3,864

Graduate/Post Baccalaureate Tuition

Units Per Semester Per Academic Year
6.1 or more $3,588 $7,176
0 to 6.0 $2,082 $4,164

Campus-Specific Fees

All matriculated students pay the following fees each semester regardless of student status or semester units taken.

Fee Cost
Materials, services, and facilities fee $82.50
Student health services fee $57
Student mental health services fee $36
Associate student body fee $48
Sports, recreation, and leisure activity fee- IRA fee $127
Student Union fee $350
Total campus-specific fees $700.50

Other Fees and Charges

Fee Cost
Parking Permit (per semester) $126
Replacement of first lost parking permit $10
Late registration fee (nonrefundable) $25
Administrative late fee (nonrefundable) $20
Installment payment plan fee (nonrefundable) $33
Refund processing fee $5
Returned check fee for first check (paper or electronic) $25
Returned check fee for subsequent checks (paper or electronic) $35
Library - overdue books/materials Fines vary
Library - lost of damaged books/materials Cost plus $20

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.

Procedure for 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, Section89300). The campus President may adjust the student body association fee only after the fee adjustment has been approved by a majority of 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 1102, 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 to establish a new mandatory fee. The President shall provide to the campus 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.

Fee Allocation

A fee advisory committee comprised of a student majority provides advice to the campus president about charging student fees and allocating campus-based fee revenue. Resources from the materials, services, and facilities fee are used to support a variety of services, and currently are allocated to support health services, instructionally-related activities, transportation, childcare, and university services (includes ID card, transcripts, campus catalog, graduation/diploma). The allocation to transportation supports alternative modes of transportation, including the shuttle service, but does not include a parking permit. If you elect to purchase a parking permit, you will pay an additional fee as noted in Other Fees and Charges.

Voluntary Systemwide Fee

Student Involvement and Representation Fee (SIRF): $2.00

On January 28, 2015 the CSU Board of Trustees established a new voluntary student fee, the Student Involvement and Representation Fee, which went into effect in the fall 2015 term. This fee is charged to all students unless they choose to opt out of the fee. Those students who wish to opt out may do so by navigating to their Student Center and viewing their Account Activity page, which is accessed by a drop-down menu in the Finance section. The OPT OUT feature can be found under the “All Terms” default view. The fee amount is $2 per fall and spring term, and is used to support the student leadership, involvement, governance, and advocacy programs managed by the California State Student Association (CSSA). For more information, see the CSSA website.

Non-resident Students (U.S. and Foreign)

Nonresident Tuition (in addition to basic tuition fees and other systemwide fees charged all students) for all campuses: $396 per semester unit.

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

Mandatory system-wide 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.

For more information about how nonresident status is determined, please refer to the Admission section of the catalog.

Miscellaneous Course Fees

Fees for courses held wholly or partially offsite or involving added expense of materials are listed individually on csumb.edu/schedule

Summer 2018

Payment plans are not available for the summer term.

Undergraduate, Credential Participant (1st Credential), Graduate, & Post-Baccalaureate Programs

In addition to the per unit tuition, students pay $39 in campus-based fees (not MIST).

Extended Education Campus Fee: $25

Extended Education Health Services Fee: $14

Calculation Tuition Campus-based fee Total
1 unit @ $280 $280 $39 $319
2 units @ $280 $560 $39 $599
3 units @ $280 $840 $39 $879
4 units @ $280 $1120 $39 $1159
5 units @ $280 $1400 $39 $1439
6 units @ $280 $1680 $39 $1719
7 units @ $280 $1960 $39 $1999
8 units @ $280 $2240 $39 $2279
9 units @ $280 $2520 $39 $2559
10 units @ $280 $2800 $39 $2839
11 units @ $280 $3080 $39 $3119
12 units @ $280 $3360 $39 $3399

MIST Program (Post-Baccalaureate)

In addition to the per unit tuition, students pay $48 in Campus-based fees.

  • Materials, Services, and Facilities Fee: $22
  • MSF - Health Services Fee: $14
  • Associated Student Body Fee: $12
Calculation Tuition Campus-based fee Total
1 unit @ $507 per unit $507 $48 $555
2 units @ $507 per unit $1014 $48 $1062
3 units @ $507 per unit $1521 $48 $1569
4 units @ $507 per unit $2028 $48 $2076
5 units; part-time cap $2082 $48 $2130
6 units; part-time cap $2082 $48 $2130
7 units @ $374 per unit $2618 $48 $2666
8 units @ $374 per unit $2992 $48 $3040
9 units @ $374 per unit $3366 $48 $3414
10 units; full-time cap $3588 $48 $3636
11 units; full-time cap $3588 $48 $3636
12 units; full-time cap $3588 $48 $3636

Deadlines

Fall 2018

Payment Deadlines

August 1, 2018 ~ Last day to pay registration tuition and fees, or have a financial aid extension of payment, or have a third party authorization form covering registration tuition and fees on file with Student Accounting, otherwise your enrollment will be cancelled for non-payment

August 1, 2018 ~ To remain eligible for student housing, full payment of housing and meal plan charges must be received OR you must have a financial aid extension of payment in place. Housing and meal plan eligibility questions should be directed to Student Housing & Residential Life at 831-582-3378.

August 2, 2018 ~ Starting today, payment or a Financial Aid extension of payment, or a third party authorization form covering registration tuition and fees on file with Student Accounting is required prior to registration. This includes students whose enrollment was cancelled.

September 10, 2018 ~ Last day of the fall 2018 extension of payment for financial aid students ~ Last day to have registration tuition and fees, including course/lab fees, and housing/meal plan balances paid without being assessed a $20 late administrative fee and/or a $20 late housing fee ~ Last day to pay all registration tuition and fees and housing/meal plan balances to avoid a Business & Finance (Student Financials) hold placed on your student account.

Refund Deadlines

August 26, 2018 ~ Last day to officially cancel registration or drop all courses and receive a full refund of mandatory tuition and fees

September 10, 2018 ~ Last day to drop from full-time to part-time and receive a full refund of the tuition fee difference (nonresident students also receive full refund of non-resident tuition fee)

October 30, 2018 ~ Last day to officially withdraw or cancel all courses and receive a prorated refund of mandatory tuition and fees

Registration Deadlines

August 26, 2018 ~ Last day to register without being assessed a $25 Late Registration Fee

Installment Payment Plan

First Installment due with signed contract ~ Installments are due on or before the listed due date on contract ~ $20 Administrative Late Fee is assessed for each late payment made

September 1, 2018 ~ 2nd Installment Due

October 2, 2018 ~ 3rd Installment Due

Financial Holds

Business and Finance (Student Financials) holds (SF) are placed on student accounts with balances. For students with a financial aid extension of payment, SF holds are placed following the extension of payment deadline.

Spring 2019

Payment Deadlines

January 3, 2019 ~ Last day to pay registration tuition and fees, or have a financial aid extension of payment in place, or have a third party authorization form covering registration tuition and fees on file with Student Accounting, otherwise your enrollment will be cancelled for non-payment.

January 3, 2019 ~ To remain eligible for student housing, full payment of housing and meal plan charges must be received OR you must have a financial aid extension of payment in place. Housing and meal plan eligibility questions should be directed to Student Housing & Residential Life at 831-582-3378.

January 4, 2019 ~ Starting today, payment or a financial aid extension of payment or a third party authorization form covering registration tuition and fees on file with Student Accounting is required prior to registration. This includes students whose enrollment was cancelled.

February 4, 2019 ~ Last day of the Spring 2017 extension of payment for financial aid students. Last day to have registration tuition and fees, including course/lab fees, and housing/meal plan balances paid without being assessed a $20 late administrative fee and/or a $20 late housing fee. Last day to have all balances paid without a financial hold placed on your account.

Refund Deadlines

January 21, 2019 ~ Last day to officially cancel registration or drop all courses and receive a full refund of mandatory tuition and fees.

February 4, 2019 ~ Last day to drop from full-time to part-time and receive a full refund of the Tuition Fee difference (nonresident students also receive full refund of per unit non-resident tuition fee).

March 27, 2019 ~ Last day to officially withdraw or cancel all courses and receive a prorated refund of mandatory tuition and fees.

Registration Deadline

January 21, 2019 ~ Last day to register without being assessed a $25 late registration fee.

Installment Payment Plan Deadlines

First installment due with signed contract. Installments are due on or before the listed due date on contract. $20 Administrative Late Fee is assessed for each late payment made.

February 3, 2019 ~ 2nd installment due

March 6, 2019 ~ 3rd installment due

Financial Holds

Business and Finance (Student Financials) holds (SF) are placed on accounts with balances. For students with a financial aid extension of payment, SF holds will not be placed on accounts with balances until after the extension of payment deadline.