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Student Fees

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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).

CSU's student fee information is contained in the various items below.

Fee Rates
Current year fee rates systemwide and by campus. Includes systemwide tuition fee rates, individual campus-based mandatory fees, and all past year fee data—both systemwide fee rates and campus-based mandatory fees.

Comparison Institution Fees
Current and historical fee rates from our 15 comparison institutions.

Fee Waivers
Information about mandatory, employee, and discretionary fee waivers.

Fee Policy
Details about Executive Order 1102 including FAQ's, reporting requirements and an index of common campus fees.

Student Success Fees
Background on the history of the CSU's Student Success Fees, campus fees and revenue, and the process to establish, revise or repeal Student Success Fees.