This executive order is issued pursuant to Education Code Section 89035 and Board of Trustees Standing Orders, Section II(i) and consonant with Executive Order 1054.
Effective fall semester 2014, California State University, Fullerton is authorized to establish a mandatory Student Success Fee at the rate of $60 per semester, or $120 per academic year, with an approved annual implementation schedule of incremental increases through fall semester, 2016.
Revenue from this fee will support the following campus’ student success initiatives:
- Support Academic Progress
- Enrich Path to Graduation
- Support Titan Pride
- Expand/Modernize Student Spaces
- Embrace Diversity and Veterans
- Improve Instructional Experience
- Access Upgraded Technology
The fee is scheduled to increase annually over the next three years in approximate $60 per-term increments to a per-term rate of $181/semester in 2016-17. Once fully implemented in 2016-17, pursuant to the recommendation approved by the campus fee advisory committee, any annual increase in the fee rate shall not exceed the Higher Education Price Index (HEPI).
The fee is designed to support student retention and graduation efforts across seven program areas. These program areas are designed to facilitate student success by expanding academic advising, improving course availability by adding sections of high demand courses, expanding library hours, improving student facilities, improving and expanding career services, providing support for and enhancing diverse student communities including veterans, and expanding technology in the classroom and on campus.
Future adjustment of Student Success Fee rates should be based, at the time of consideration, on the actual costs to expand programs and services. Revenue from this fee shall be responsible for all compensation costs related to permanent employee positions funded with revenue from this fee. The president is delegated authority under Executive Order 1054 to increase, decrease, suspend or eliminate this fee as needed.
Board of Trustees fee policy requires that the revenue generated by this fee be reviewed annually by the student fee advisory committee and reported to the Chancellor’s Office in the annual fee report. If balances exist without an expenditure plan, the campus may be asked to reduce or suspend the fee until such time that all balances are spent on the priorities indicated in this executive order.
In accordance with Section 89721(l) of the Education Code, revenue collected from student fees shall be deposited in a local trust account.