Budget Office

Reporting Requirements

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Category I
These fee rates will be reported by the Chancellor's Office. Campuses do NOT report Category I fees.

Category II, III, IV and V
Each campus will develop its own internal mechanisms to report past year and current year fee levels, total revenue and balance remaining where required. This will be reported annually to the campus fee advisory committee and the CO. Balances are not required for Category IV and V fees.

If excessive balances remain, the campus fee advisory committee or the CO can ask for expenditure plans, and determine if the plans meet the original intent of the fee. If expenditure plans are not complete, or are insufficient, fees may be reduced, suspended or eliminated until such time that an appropriate expenditure plan can be developed.

Detail for each individual miscellaneous course fee charged for state-support courses and labs must be reported. Because miscellaneous course fees are only to be charged for the exact cost of the material, service or use of facility they provide to students, it will be important for campuses to have good reporting mechanisms to ensure that students are not paying for more than they are getting.

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).