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Student fees increased for fall 2011

Note: the following e-mail was sent on 7/14/11 to all students from President Robert A. Corrigan

July 15, 2011 -- The California State University Board of Trustees -- faced with a state budget that cuts $650 million from the CSU system -- voted at their July 12 meeting to increase the student tuition fee by 12 percent, effective fall 2011.

Photo of sign with University name on itThis painful step was considered the only option toward ensuring that the quality of a CSU education -- and access to that education -- is maintained. This is in addition to a ten percent increase for fall 2011 that the board had approved in November of 2010. For SF State students, fall 2011 semester fees will be:

6.1 Units or more 6 Units or less
Undergraduate $3,138 $1,989
Credential students $3,576 $2,244
plus $254 per semester unit professional fee
plus $254 per semester unit professional fee
Master's in Public Administration $3,971 $2,455
Master's in Sexuality Studies $4,121 $2,555
Ed.D. in Education Leadership $5,652 n.a.
All other graduate and 2nd baccalaureate $3,771 $2,355
Non-resident $372 per semester unit plus applicable tuition fee and $402 local fees


In keeping with CSU policy, one-third of the fee increase will be set aside for financial aid, and the approximately 7,800 SF State students who receive State University Grants will receive an increase in those awards. Please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website at www.sfsu.edu/~finaid for updates. You may also contact financial aid counselors by phone, e-mail (finaid@sfsu.edu) or in person at the One Stop which is open during summer from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays; and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

The fee increase, combined with thoughtful planning, results in a balanced budget for our campus. With this level of funding, we can admit students in spring, offer course sections consistent with last year, and continue to provide the services and programs that enhance your educational experience.

These are difficult times for the State of California, made more difficult and disheartening by the low funding priority given to public higher education. While the will of elected officials to support your education may be weakening, please do not waver in your commitment to your education. You are making a smart investment in your future --and in the future of California’s economy and civic life -- and the faculty, staff and administration at SF State are committed to helping you achieve your goals as best we can. We look forward to welcoming you to the fall semester and continuing our important work together.


--Robert A. Corrigan, president

Important Notice on Tuition Fees
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.


-- University Communications


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