Tuition & Fees

2015-2016 catalog - View past years

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 tuition and fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed tuition and fees, 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 following reflects applicable systemwide fees for semester campuses. 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 exemption under the provisions of the California Education Code (see section on Fee Waivers)

All Students

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

2015-16 Fall & Spring Semester Tuition Fees

Basic Tuition Fees

Undergraduate Tuition Fee

Credits Per Semester Per Academic Year
6.1 or more $2,736 $5,472
0 - 6.0 $1,587 $3,174

Credential Program Tuition Fee (qualified Participants Only)

Credits Per Semester Per Academic Year
6.01 or more $3,174 $6,348
0 - 6.0 $1,842 $3,684

Graduate & other Post Baccalaureate Programs

Credits Per Semester Per Academic Year
6.1 or more $3,369 $6,738
0 - 6.0 $1,953 $3,684

Campus-specific Fees

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

Fee Cost
Materials, services and facilities fee $82.50
MSF - Student health services fee $63
Associated student body fee $48
Sports, recreation and leisure - IRA fee $30
Student union fee $100
Total campus-specific fees $323.50

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 system-wide fee

Student Involvement and Representation Fee (SIRF): $2.00

All students will be charged this fee during the fall and spring terms (semesters) only and will have the opportunity to opt out of the fee. Those students who wish to opt out may do so by navigating to your Student Center and viewing your 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. This fee is being collected on behalf of the California State Student Association (CSSA).

Nonresident Students (US & Foreign)

Nonresident Tuition (in addition to basic tuition fees and other systemwide fees charged all students) for all campuses: $372 per semester unit.

The total nonresident tuition paid per semester 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.

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

Other fees and Charges

Fee Cost
Parking permit $108
Replacement of 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
Replacement of photo ID card $10
Library - overdue books/materials Fines vary
Library - lost or damaged books/materials Cost plus $20
Transcript fee $4 each
Rush fee (for FedEx next day delivery) $20

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 2015

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 @ $265 per unit $265 $39 $304
2 units @ $265 per unit $530 $39 $569
3 units @ $265 per unit $795 $39 $834
4 units @ $265 per unit $1060 $39 $1099
5 units @ $265 per unit $1325 $39 $1364
6 units @ $265 per unit $1590 $39 $1629
7 units @ $265 per unit $1855 $39 $1894
8 units @ $265 per unit $2120 $39 $2159
9 units @ $265 per unit $2385 $39 $2424
10 units @ $265 per unit $2650 $39 $2689
11 units @ $265 per unit $2915 $39 $2954
12 units @ $265 per unit $3180 $39 $3219

MIST Program (Postbaccalaureate)

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

  • Materials, Services, & Facilities Fee: $22
  • MSF - Health Services Fee: $14
  • Associated Student Body Fee: $12
Calculation Tuition Campus-based fee Total
1 unit @$476 per unit $476 $48 $524
2 units @ $476 per unit $952 $48 $1000
3 units @ $476 per unit $1428 $48 $1476
4 units @ $476 per unit $1904 $48 $1952
5 units; part-time cap $1953 $48 $2001
6 units; part-time cap $1953 $48 $2001
7 units @ $351 per unit $2457 $48 $2505
8 units @ $351 per unit $2808 $48 $2856
9 units @ $351 per unit $3159 $48 $3207
10 units; full-time cap $3369 $48 $3417
11 units; full-time cap $3369 $48 $3417
12 units; full-time cap $3369 $48 $3417

Deadlines

Fall 2015

Payment Deadlines

July 31, 2015 ~ 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

July 31, 2015 ~ 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 1, 2015 ~ 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 4, 2015 ~ Last day of the fall 2014 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 23, 2015 ~ Last day to officially cancel registration or drop all courses and receive a full refund of mandatory tuition and fees

September 4, 2015 ~ 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 28, 2015 ~ Last day to officially withdraw or cancel all courses and receive a prorated refund of mandatory tuition and fees

Registration Deadlines

August 23, 2015 ~ 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 7, 2015 ~ 2nd Installment Due

October 7, 2015 ~ 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 2016

Payment Deadlines

January 6, 2016 ~ 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 6, 2016 ~ 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 7, 2016 ~ 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 5, 2016 ~ Last day of the Spring 2015 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 24, 2016 ~ Last day to officially cancel registration or drop all courses and receive a full refund of mandatory tuition and fees.

February 5, 2016 ~ 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).

April 7, 2016 ~ Last day to officially withdraw or cancel all courses and receive a prorated refund of mandatory tuition and fees.

Registration Deadline

January 24, 2016 ~ 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 7, 2016 ~ 2nd installment due.

March 7, 2016 ~ 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.