Summary of the CSU Student Fee Policy
Executive Order 1102

Version Dated: 05/23/2022

Executive Order 1102 defines six fee categories and establishes authority, responsibility and accountability with regard to CSU student tuition and fees. Campus responsibilities include the establishment of a student fee advisory committee, with student majority membership, for appropriate and meaningful consultation on fees.

Executive Order 1102 - General Fee Information
Description Examples of Fees
Category I
In September 2012, the governor signed into law the 'Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act,'Education Code Section 66028, which enacts specific requirements for increasing or establishing new mandatory systemwide fees (Category I) that must be paid to apply to, enroll in, or attend the university, or to pay the full cost of instruction required of some students by statute. In March 2013, the Board adopted a list of factors for consideration when reviewing fee increases, which also have been included in the update.
Includes Graduate Business Professional Fee, Tuition Fees, Doctorate Tuition Fee, Professional Program Fees, Application Fee, Nonresident Tuition Fees
Category II
Campus mandatory fees that must be paid to enroll in or attend the university.
For more information, please read the Request for Consultation, Category II Fees.
Includes other than Category I fees due at registration: Facility Fee; Associated Students Inc; Instructionally Related Activities; University Student Union; Materials Services & Facilities; Health Services; and Student Excellence Fee
Category III
Fees associated with state-supported courses. Specifically for materials and services used in concert with the basic foundation of an academic course offering.
For more detail on the authority, responsibility and accountability for category III fees, please read the Miscellaneous Course Fees Policy.
  • Misc. course fees are fees collectedfor materials, services or use of facilitiesused in concert with the basiccomplement of supplies needed forstate-supported instruction. May notexceed $150.
  • Fees for courses that require field trips or travel off campus. May not exceed $3,000.
  • Fees exceeding above amounts must be approved by the chancellor.
Category IV
Fees, other than Category II or III fees, paid to receive materials, services, or for the use of facilities provided by the university; and fees or deposits to reimburse the university for additional costs resulting from dishonored payments, late submissions or misuse of property or as a security or guarantee.
Late registration fee, late payment fee, missed deadline fees, chemistry breakage, lost keys, etc. and Enrollment Deposit Fee.
Category V
At the January 2013 Board of Trustees meeting, the Trustees voted to make specific amendments to fee policy to incorporate Cal State Online into the nomenclature of Category V Fees, which are fines, fees and deposits paid to self-support programs.Fees paid to self-support programs such as Extended Education, Parking and Housing including materials and services fees, user fees, fines, deposits and Cal State Online fees.
Parking permits, housing room and board, self-support courses taken through UCES.
Category VI
Systemwide voluntary fees.
At the January 2015 Board of Trustees meeting, the Trustees voted to establish a new voluntary systemwide fee, the Student Involvement and Representation Fee, in an effort to expand opportunities for student involvement and representation on issues of importance. As the first voluntary systemwide fee, a new Category VI was created. Fee assessment commences in the fall of 2015. This fee will be managed by the California State Student Association.
Student Involvement and Representation Fee
For additional information or to submit an on-line fee request, please select a Fee Category

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