STUDENT CHARGES/FEES per semester for academic year Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
(as of 3/26/15)*

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New Fee: Student Involvement & Representation Fee (SIRF): $2/term optional fee effective Fall 2015

Beginning in Fall 2015, a $2 per term optional SIRF will be 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 below 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.


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

Student charges/fees required of UNDERGRADUATE Students per semester:
Type of Charges 1-6 Units/Semester 7+ Units/Semester
Tuition Fee $1,587 $2,736
Campus-based Fees $929 $929
Undergraduate (TOTAL) $2,516 $3,665
Student charges/fees required of POSTBACCALAUREATE students per semester:
Type of Charges 1-6 Units/Semester 7+ Units/Semester
Tuition Fee $1,953 $3,369
Campus-based Fees $929 $929
Postbaccalaureate (TOTAL) $2,882 $4,298

Note: MBA candidates see Professional Program fee below.

Student charges/fees required of CREDENTIAL students per semester:
Type of Charges 1-6 Units/Semester 7+ Units/Semester
Tuition Fee $1,842 $3,174
Campus-based Fees $929 $929
Credential (Total) $2,771 $4,103

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) admitted to a credential program with classified or conditionally classified status.

Campus-based Fees
List of campus-based fees:
Campus-based Fees** 1-6 Units/Semester 7+ Units/Semester
Associated Students Fee $105 $105
Consolidated Service Fee $16 $16
Couns & Psych Services (CAPS) Fee $54 $54
Health Facilities Fee $16 $16
Instructionally Related Activities Fee $229 $229
Student Health Fee $135$135
Student Union Fee $374 $374
Total Campus-based Fees $929 $929

* As of 1/21/15, the CSU Board of Trustees made no adjustments to 2015/16 Tuition Fees. Thus, 2015/16 tuition fee rates continue to remain at the same level as 2011/12 rates.

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 fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fee, 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.

**2.8% Campus-based Fees increase in Fall 2015 based on CPI for Greater Bay Area for 2014 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 new fee takes effect in fall 2015. For additional info on 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. 1042, beginning in fall 2010, for each adjustment made by trustee action to hc State University Fee for graduate students, an equal adjustment will be made to the graduate professional business Category I 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 1054.

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

Additional Fees:

  • Non-residential Tuition Fee (per unit): $372. (See the Determination of Residence for Nonresident Tuition Purposes webpage for determination of residence for nonresident tuition purposes.)
  • Professional Program Fee (MBA) (per unit): $254. Applied to required courses in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
  • Optional SIRF (Student Involvement and Representation) fee: $2

Other Student Charges/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
Alumni Placement-Career Planning/Job Search25
Application Fee †55
Arts & Hum Single Subject Eval60
Bilingual Education Program, Test for Spanish and Culture:35
Bio Feedback Training15/75
Chemistry Eyeglasses4
Counseling Transcript Evaluation25 - 50
Credential Processing & Evaluation25
Credential Processing Non-SSU Applicants40
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 limit20
Hlth Ctr/Pharmacy/Lab Service Cost
Items lost or broken, or damage to the University property Cost
Late Registration 25
Lost Keys25
Major/Minor Finder Test 5
Meyers-Briggs Test10 - 16
Modern Language Lab Fee10
Modern Language Prof. Exam 50
Musical Equipment Deposit 20
Musical Instru./Audio/Visual Eq.25
PE Lost EquipmentCost
PE Towel/Locker Use (optional)10
RICA Exam Review (SSU students)35
RICA Exam Review (non-SSU students)50
Soc. Sci. Subject Matter Prop. 60
SSU CPA Rehearsal Kit5.00-85.00
Strong Interest Inventory20
Studio Arts Cleaning and Safety Equipment Fee10

†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
ARTH 212A/B15
ARTH 36336
ARTS 10320
ARTS 10420
ARTS 210, 310 62
ARTS 20435
ARTS 208, 30845
ARTS 210,310 62
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 400 30
ARTS 43261
ARTS 45745
ARTS 45845
ARTS 496 (Field Trip)cost
BIOL 13015
BIOL 13130
BIOL 22090
BIOL 31430
BIOL 33030
BIOL 33825
BIOL 35030
BIOL 46520
BIOL 50240
CALS 31010
CHEM 102 25
CHEM 105 25
CHEM 115 A/B 25
CHEM 125 A/B 25
CHEM 255 25
CHEM 232 25
CHEM 316 60
CHEM 336 60
CHEM 401 60
CHEM 402 60
CHEM 441 60
COMS 340 75
COMS 385 (1-2 units)25
COMS 385 (3-4 units)50
COUN 511Bup to 25
ECON 454100
ENSP 423 15
ENSP 34520
ENSP 411 A/B40
ENSP 430/44030
ENSP 444up to 250
GEOG 312225 for 1 unit
320 for 2 units
GEOG 31410 for 1 unit
35 for 2 units
GEOG 318 up to 200
GEOG 36010
GEOL 10212
GEOL 120130
GEOL 304175
GEOL 308195
GEOL 312185
GEOL 314125
GEOL 318175
GEOL 420195
KIN 342 10
LIBS 101/102up to 100
LIBS 201/202up to 100
LIBS 36015
NURS 301160
NURS 30325
NURS 50925
NURS 54925
NURS 550A25
POLS 345500
THAR 300 (Field Trip)120

Library Fees (tentative):

Overdue fees:

  • $0.25 per day on 28-day loan items ($10 maximum fine per item).

Overdue fees for reserve materials ($25 maximum fine per item):

  • 2 hrs.....$1 an hour
  • 1 day.....$5 a day
  • 3 days....$5 a day
  • 7 days....$5 a day

Overdue fees for media items:

  • Audiocassettes.....$1 a day
  • Compact discs, CD-Roms, Videos, DVDs, Laser Discs, Slides, Film Strips.....$1 a day
  • 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