Fees and Expenses  {SF State Bulletin 2013 - 2014}

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Fees and Expenses

Schedule of Tuition and Fees, 2013 - 2014

The following reflects applicable systemwide tuition and fees and nonresident tuition for the semester system. Cash, personal check, and certified check or money order may be used for payment of student tuition and fees. For credit card and electronic check payments, access the Bursar's Office web page at http://www.sfsu.edu/~bursar/ for more information.

 

Mandatory systemwide tuition fees are waived for those individuals who qualify for such exemption under the provisions of the California Education Code (see section on fee waivers).

 

Schedule of Fees, 2013 - 2014

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Tuition 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 fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed tuition fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed tuition fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees and/or the Campus.

 

Tuition fees are subject to change without notice. The tuition fee is applicable to all CSU semester-system campuses except CSU, Stanislaus. All students must pay regular tuition and fees. For the latest information on fees, go to the Bursar's Office web page.

 

Undergraduate - Regular Session—Fall and Spring

Tuition and Fees
(per Semester - Credit or Audit)
6.0 units
or less
6.1 units
or more
Tuition Fee $1,587.00 $2,736.00
Campus Fees:
Student Body Center Fee 82.00 82.00
Recreation and Wellness Center Fee 90.00 90.00
Student Body Association Fee 54.00 54.00
Student Health Service Fee 140.00 140.00
Health Facilities Fee 3.00 3.00
Identification Card Fee 2.00 2.00
Instructionally Related Activities Fee 118.00 118.00
Total per semester $2,076.00 $3,225.00

 

Undergraduate - Summer Session

Tuition and Fees
(Credit or Audit)
6.0 units
or less
6.1 units
or more
Tuition Fee $1,587.00 $2,736.00
Campus Fees:
Student Body Center Fee 38.00 38.00
Recreation and Wellness Center Fee 42.00 42.00
Student Body Association Fee 25.00 25.00
Student Health Service Fee 63.00 63.00
Identification Card Fee 2.00 2.00
Instructionally Related Activities Fee 9.00 9.00
Total per semester $1,766.00 $2,915.00

 

Graduate

Graduate students in the College of Business will be charged an additional MBA Program Fee at a rate of $700 for students enrolled in 6.0 units or less or $1,200 for students enrolled in 6.1 or more units for the regular sessions and prorated for the Summer session. Graduate students enrolled in an approved graduate professional business master’s program will be charged an additional Professional Program Fee of $254 per unit for classes to fulfill the degree requirements.

 

Graduate Students in the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) will be charged an additional MPA Program Fee at a rate of $430 for students enrolled in 6.0 units or less or $850 for students enrolled in 6.1 or more units for the regular sessions.

 

Graduate students in the Doctoral Program in Education Leadership (Ed.D.) will be charged $5,559 for the Tuition Fee along with campus fees.

 

Graduate - Regular Session—Fall and Spring

Tuition and Fees
(per Semester, Credit or Audit)
6.0 units
or less
6.1 units
or more
Tuition Fee $1,953.00 $3,369.00
Campus Fees:
Student Body Center Fee 82.00 82.00
Recreation and Wellness Center Fee 90.00 90.00
Student Body Association Fee 54.00 54.00
Student Health Service Fee 140.00 140.00
Health Facilities Fee 3.00 3.00
Identification Card Fee 2.00 2.00
Instructionally Related Activities Fee 118.00 118.00
Total per semester $2,442.00 $3,858.00

 

Graduate - Summer Session

Tuition and Fees
(Credit or Audit)
6.0 units
or less
6.1 units
or more
Tuition Fee $1,953.00 $3,369.00
Campus Fees:
Student Body Center Fee 38.00 38.00
Recreation and Wellness Center Fee 42.00 42.00
Student Body Association Fee 25.00 25.00
Student Health Service Fee 63.00 63.00
Identification Card Fee 2.00 2.00
Instructionally Related Activities Fee 9.00 9.00
Total per semester $2,132.00 $3,548.00

 

Credential

Credential - Regular Session—Fall and Spring

Tuition and Fees
(per Semester, Credit or Audit)
6.0 units
or less
6.1 units
or more
Tuition Fee $1,842.00 $3,174.00
Campus Fees:
Student Body Center Fee 82.00 82.00
Recreation and Wellness Center Fee 90.00 90.00
Student Body Association Fee 54.00 54.00
Student Health Service Fee 140.00 140.00
Health Facilities Fee 3.00 3.00
Identification Card Fee 2.00 2.00
Instructionally Related Activities Fee 118.00 118.00
Total per semester $2,331.00 $3,663.00

 

Credential - Summer Session

Tuition and Fees
(Credit or Audit)
6.0 units
or less
6.1 units
or more
Tuition Fee $1,842.00 $3,174.00
Campus Fees:
Student Body Center Fee 38.00 38.00
Recreation and Wellness Center Fee 42.00 42.00
Student Body Association Fee 25.00 25.00
Student Health Service Fee 63.00 63.00
Identification Card Fee 2.00 2.00
Instructionally Related Activities Fee 9.00 9.00
Total per semester $2,021.00 $3,353.00

 

Nonresident Tuition Fee (U.S. and International)

In addition to the regular tuition and registration fees listed above, nonresidents of the State of California must pay an additional $372 per unit (or fraction) for nonresident tuition fee. The total nonresident tuition fee paid per term will be determined by the number of units taken.

 

Open University (Concurrent Enrollment)

Fees for extension courses are subject to change without notice.

Fee per semester unit (lecture-discussion course) $320.00
Fee per unit (laboratory course) $340.00

 

Fees are subject to change without notice. For the latest information on fees, go to the Bursar's Office web page at http://www.sfsu.edu/~bursar/. For current information on Open University fees, call College of Extended Learning, (415) 338-1376.

 

Miscellaneous University Fees

Miscellaneous Fees

Maximum Fee per Item

Application for admission or readmission payable by check or money order (non-refundable) $55.00
Non Refundable Late registration Fee $25.00
Failure to meet administratively required appointment or time limit (late fee) $20.00
Payment returned for any cause including check or electronic payment
[The university reserves the right to refuse to accept electronic or personal checks from persons who have previously paid with invalid electronic payments or have written bad checks.]
$20.00
Replacement of items lost or broken, including laboratory equipment (minimum charge $1.00) cost
Transcript of record $8.00
Graduation fee $100.00
Binding thesis $25.00

 

Library Overdue and Lost Item Fees: Books and Other Library Materials

Fees are computed on a per transaction basis. Overdue fees are computed from the time the material was due until the time the material is returned or declared lost.

$ Per Transaction

Hourly or Overnight Loans for Items Placed on Reserve Status
(whether in the Reserve Book Room or other areas of the library)
Per hour 1.00
Maximum per transaction 25.00
Hourly or Overnight Loans for Other Items (items not on reserve status)
Per hour 0.25
Maximum per transaction 10.00
Loans of One to Six Days
Per day 1.00
Maximum per transaction 25.00
Loans of Seven or More Days
Per day 0.25
Maximum per transaction 25.00
Lost Book, Periodical,
or Media Fees
Replacement Cost
+ Processing Charge
Damage Fees From 50 cents to
Replacement Cost
+ Processing Charge

Note: Replacement Cost is based on a predetermined average cost of an academic book. At present the Processing Charge is $20.00 per item.

 

Fee Payment Deadlines

Payment for Tuition and Fees must be received by the published Fee Payment Deadline to avoid any administrative late fees.

 

During Fall registration, students pay fees after Early Priority Registration and before Final Priority Registration.

 

To remain enrolled in Early Registration classes for the Fall semester, students must pay by the published fee payment deadline. Students who do not pay their fees by the published deadline are automatically dropped from their Early Priority Registration classes.

 

During Spring registration, students pay fees before Early Priority Registration. Please refer to the Bursar’s Office webpage at http://www.sfsu.edu/~bursar/ for information regarding the current payment deadlines.

 

Financial Aid Fee Payment Deadlines

Students receiving financial aid will receive a tuition deferment, allowing the student to register for classes during Early and Final Priority Registration. If the student is found to be ineligible for financial aid after they have enrolled in classes or if the financial aid is not sufficient to pay tuition and fees in full, the student is responsible for paying the fees or unpaid balance before the first day of the semester. Please refer to the Bursar’s Office webpage at http://www.sfsu.edu/~bursar/ for information regarding the current payment deadlines.

 

Installment Plans

All students who are eligible to enroll may use one of the installment plans offered by the university, with the exceptions of students with financial aid deferments, approved waivers or subsidies, or students who defaulted twice on their installment plan agreement in a previous semester. Students with outstanding financial obligations must pay their obligations before or at the time of their enrolling in the current semester’s installment plan. For more information and a copy of the installment plan contract, go to the Bursar's Office web page at http://www.sfsu.edu/~bursar/

 

Fee Waivers

The California Education Code includes provisions for the waiver or exemption of mandatory systemwide fees as follows:

  • Section 66025.3—Qualifying children, spouses/registered domestic partners, or unmarried surviving spouses/registered domestic partners of a war period veteran of the U.S. military who is totally service-connected disabled or who died as a result of service-related causes; children of any veteran of the U.S. military who has a service-connected disability, was killed in action, or died of a service-connected disability and meets specified income provisions, any dependents or surviving spouse/registered domestic partner who has not remarried of a member of the California National Guard who in the line of duty and in active service of the state was killed or became permanently disabled or died of a disability as a result of an event while in active service of the state; and undergraduate students who are the recipient of or the child of a recipient of a Congressional Medal of Honor and meet certain age and income restrictions; and
  • Section 68075 (a)—An undergraduate student who is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States stationed in this state on active duty, except a member of the Armed Forces assigned for educational purposes to a state-supported institution of higher education, is entitled to resident classification only for the purpose of determining the amount of tuition and fees.
    (b)—A student seeking a graduate degree who is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States stationed in this state on active duty, except a member of the Armed Forces assigned for educational purposes to a state-supported institution of higher education, shall be entitled to resident classification only for the purpose of determining the amount of tuition and fees for no more than two academic years, and shall thereafter be subject to Article 5 (commencing with Section 68060).
  • Section 68120—Qualifying children and surviving spouses/registered domestic partners of deceased public law enforcement or fire suppression employees who were California residents and who were killed in the course of active law enforcement or fire suppression duties (referred to as Alan Pattee Scholarships);
  • Section 68121—Qualifying students enrolled in an undergraduate program who are the surviving dependent of any individual killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C., or the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in southwestern Pennsylvania, if the student meets the financial need requirements set forth in Section 69432.7 for the Cal Grant A Program and either the surviving dependent or the individual killed in the attacks was a resident of California on September 11, 2001.
  • Section 68122—Students who are victims of trafficking, domestic violence, and other serious crimes who have been granted T or U visa status are exempt from paying nonresident tuition if they (1) attended high school in California for three or more years; (2) graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent; and (3) registered as an entering student or are currently enrolled at a CSU campus.
  • Section 68130.5—Students who are not residents of California are exempt from paying nonresident tuition if they (1) attended high school in California for three or more years; (2) graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent; and (3) registered as an entering student or are currently enrolled at a CSU campus. In addition, students without lawful immigration status will be required to file an affidavit stating that they have filed an application to legalize their immigration status, or will file an application as soon as they are eligible to do so. This exemption from paying nonresident tuition does not apply to students who are nonimmigrant aliens within the meaning of 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15), except as provided by Section 68122 above.

 

Students who may qualify for these benefits should contact the Admissions/Registrar’s Office for further information and/or an eligibility determination.

 

Fees and Debts Owed to the Institution

Should a student or former student fail to pay a fee or a debt owed to the institution, the institution may “withhold permission to register; to use facilities for which a fee is authorized to be charged; to receive services, materials, food, or merchandise; or any combination of the above from any person owing a debt” until the debt is paid (see Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Sections 42380 and 42381).

 

Prospective students who register for courses offered by the university are obligated for the payment of tuition and fees associated with registration for those courses. Failure to cancel registration in any course for an academic term prior to the first day of the academic term gives rise to an obligation to pay student fees including any tuition for the reservation of space in the course.

 

The institution may withhold permission to register or to receive official transcripts of grades or other services offered by the institution from anyone owing fees or another debt to the institution. The institution may also report the debt to a credit bureau, offset the amount due against any future state tax refunds due the student, refer the debt to an outside collection agency and/or charge the student actual and reasonable collection costs, including reasonable attorney fees if litigation is necessary, in collecting any amount not paid when due.

 

If a person believes he or she does not owe all or part of an asserted unpaid obligation, that person may contact the campus business office. The business office, or another office on campus to which the business office may refer the person, will review all pertinent information provided by the person and available to the campus and will advise the person of its conclusions.

 

Students will be responsible for any legal costs incurred in collecting any unpaid tuition and fees and other miscellaneous university fees. Any amount owed may be reported to the Franchise Tax Board for offset against tax refunds, from any state lottery winnings and/or unclaimed property.

 

For more information or questions, please contact: SF State Bursar’s Office, at (415) 338-1281 or bursar@sfsu.edu.

 

Over Sixty Fee Waiver Program

San Francisco State University has suspended the California State University Over Sixty Fee Waiver Program beginning March 10, 2011. This program was created to enable California residents who are 60 years of age or older to earn a baccalaureate or master's degree at the university with reduced fees.

 

Current students already approved for this program before March 10, 2011 may continue to participate in the Over Sixty Fee Waiver Program. The criteria for continuing participation are that students: (1) are at least 60 years of age, (2) have been a California resident for a full year immediately preceding enrollment, (3) have met the standard requirements for admission to the university, and (4) must progress toward their degree objective and graduate in a timely manner. Those admitted pay a $3.00 fee for each semester attended and may enroll on a space available basis only. Over Sixty students enrolled in the program must register on the last day of priority registration, after regular students have been registered for classes. Miscellaneous fees associated with individual courses or majors are not waived by this program.

 

Refund of Mandatory Tuition and Fees, Including Nonresident Tuition Fee

Regular Session Tuition Fees

Regulations governing the refund of mandatory tuition and fees, including nonresident tuition fee, for students enrolling at the California State University are included in Section 41802 of Title 5, California Code of Regulations. For purposes of the refund policy, mandatory tuition and fees are defined as those systemwide tuition fees and campus fees that are required to be paid in order to enroll in state-supported academic programs at the California State University. Refunds of fees and tuition charges for self-supported programs at the California State University (courses offered through extended education) are governed by a separate policy established by the university (see Extended Learning below).

 

In order to receive a full refund of mandatory tuition and fees, less an administrative charge established by the campus, including nonresident tuition fee, a student must cancel registration or drop all courses prior to the first day of instruction for the term. Information on procedures and deadlines for canceling registration and dropping classes is available on the web at http://www.sfsu.edu/~admisrec/reg/reg.html.

 

For state-supported semesters, quarters, and non-standard terms or courses of four weeks or more, a student who withdraws during the term in accordance with the university's established procedures will receive a refund of mandatory tuition and fees, including nonresident tuition fee, based on the portion of the term during which the student was enrolled. No student withdrawing after the 60 percent point in the term will be entitled to a refund of any mandatory tuition and fees or nonresident tuition fee.

 

For state-supported semesters, quarters, and non-standard terms or courses of less than four weeks, no refunds of mandatory tuition and fees and nonresident tuition fee will be made unless a student cancels registration or drops all classes prior to the first day in accordance with the university's established procedures and deadlines.

 

Students will also receive a refund of mandatory tuition and fees, including nonresident tuition fee, under the following circumstances:

  • The tuition and fees were assessed or collected in error;
  • The course for which the mandatory tuition and fees were assessed or collected was cancelled by the university;
  • The university makes a delayed decision that the student was not eligible to enroll in the term for which mandatory tuition and fees were assessed and collected and the delayed decision was not due to incomplete or inaccurate information provided by the student; or
  • The student was activated for compulsory military service.

 

Students who are not entitled to a refund as described above may petition the university for a refund demonstrating exceptional circumstances and the chief financial officer of the university or designee may authorize a refund if he or she determines that the tuition and fees were not earned by the university.

 

Any refund due a student is applied first toward any required return of student financial aid funds from federal, state, institutional, or external sources. The refund due will also apply towards any outstanding obligations on the student account. Any remaining balance is then returned to the student.

 

Information concerning any aspect of the refund of tuition fees may be obtained from the Bursar Office or on the web at http://www.sfsu.edu/~bursar/.

 

Extended Learning

Refund deadlines and fees are based on the type of extension class you are dropping and term/semester in which it runs. Current refund information for extension classes may be obtained from the College of Extended Learning’s website at http://www.cel.sfsu.edu. To obtain current Drop and Refund information from our homepage, search on the word refunds. Students are encouraged to be aware of drop deadlines and refund policies before enrolling and paying for any extension courses.

 

 

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