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Credential Tuition & Fees

Credential fees are a combination of tuition and mandatory campus fees. Tuition is assessed at a flat-rate amount, which is dictated by a student's unit load (part-time or full-time).

Mandatory Fees - Includes Fall '19, Spring '20, Fall '20, Spring '21

Fee Part Time Fees
(6.0 units or less)
Full Time Fees
(6.1 units or more)
Tuition Fee $1,932.00 $3,330.00
Student Union 315.00 315.00
Health Services 75.00 75.00
Health Facilities 20.00 20.00
IRA Fee 5.00 5.00
Recreation Fee 35.00 35.00
Academic Records 12.00 12.00
ASI Fee 75.00 75.00
Child Care Services 10.00 10.00
Athletics Fee 100.00 100.00
Mental Health Fee 88.00 88.00
Academic Excellence and Student Success (AESS) 250.00 250.00
Fee Total* $2,917.00* $4,315.00*

*=Total does not include nonresident tuition (where applicable)

  • Non-Resident Tuition: $396.00 per unit in addition to mandatory fees.
  • Graduate Professional Business Fees: $270.00 per unit in addition to mandatory fees and non-resident fees (if applicable).
  • Optional: Student Involvement & Representation (SIRF) Fee ($2)

User Fees

Certain courses have additional fees outlined below.

  • User Fee Descriptions

    User Fee Description Fee
    Academic Technology Services Equipment Fee - See equipment checkout fee schedule. Varies
    Administrative Late Fee (Failure to meet administratively required appointment or time limit fee). $15.00
    Alumni Placement Fee $25.00
    Application Fee for CSU Admission (non-refundable) $55.00
    Bicycle Storage fee- per semester $15.00
    Biology 104 $20.00
    Biology 210, 211 $25.00
    Biology course fee: 160, 175, 176, 177, 178, 351, 352, 353, 354 & 367 - (fee per class) $45.00
    Biotechnology course fee:  BIOT 355, 356  (fee per class) $45.00
    Chemistry Lab Breakage fee- Cost of broken lab equipment Varies
    Chemistry lower division course fees:  CHEM 105L, 150L, 201L, 202L, 250L, 275  (fee per class) $30.00
    Chemistry upper division course fees:  CHEM 351L, 404L, 405, 416, 499 (fee per class) $35.00
    College of Education Application Credential fee $25.00
    Computing Services fee $30.00
    Cross-Enrollment fee $10.00
    Dishonored Checks & Credit Card fee $20.00
    Foreign Language Proficiency Test fee $91.00
    General Education, Science (GES) 102 $20.00
    Health Services Augmented fee $8.00-15.00
    Health Services Augmented Cancellation fee $20.00
    Kinesiology course fees:  200, 201 (fee per class) $15.00
    Kinesiology course fees:  305, 406 (fee per class) $25.00
    Kinesiology course fees:  300 $30.00
    Kinesiology course fees: 302, 326 (fee per class) $35.00
    Kinesiology course fees: 104 $45.00
    Late Graduation Application fee $15.00
    Late Registration fee $25.00
    Late Payment fee $15.00
    Mass Media course fee: VSAR 329 $20.00
    Mass Media course fee: VSAR 457 $5.00
    Music course fee: MUSC 120 $10.00
    Music course fee: MUSC 310 $20.00
    Music course fee: MUSC 322 $20.00
    Music course fee: MUSC 402 $10.00
    Music course fee: MUSC 427 $30.00
    Nursing - EL Course Fee $75.00
    Nursing Program Evaluation Fee $50.00
    Nursing - LVN - BSN Sills Assessment Fee $100.00
    Nursing - TEAS Exam Fee (non-refundable) $65.00
    Orientation fee - Incoming Freshman $95.00
    Orientation fee - Transfer student $70.00
    Orientation fee - Family members full day (each, up to 2 guests per student) $45.00
    Orientation fee - First Year Student with Overnight $165.00
    Painting course fee: VSAR 200, 350 (fee per class)  $20.00
    Parking fee - Auto per semester $338.00
    Parking fee - Academic Year $643.00
    Parking fee (all other parking fees) Varies
    Payment Plan Installment Fee $25.00
    Photo ID - New/Replacement fee $5.00
    Photo ID - Temporary (ALCI, Open University) fee $2.00
    Physics Lower Division course fees:  PHYS 201, 202, 203, 205, 206  (fee per class) $25.00
    Physics Upper Division course fees: PHYS 301, 402 (fee per class) $30.00
    Psychology course fee: PSYC 402 $29.00
    Student Laptop Computer Security Repair fee $30.00
    Theatre Arts Course fee: TA 305, 489  (fee per class) $20.00
    Thesis Binding fee $25.00
    Transcript Waiver Evaluation fee $25.00
    Visiting Artist/Art Professional Fee: VPA 302 $30.00
    Visual Arts course fee:  VSAR 110, 130, 131, 200, 301, 303, 304, 305, 306,  309, 350, 406, 440 (fee per class) $20.00
    Visual and Performing Arts Overdue Equipment Late fee per hour $2.00
    Visual and Performing Arts course fee: VPA 329 $20.00
    Visual and Performing Arts course fee: VPA 457 $5.00

    *User fees are subject to change pending approval in accordance with University procedures.


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 system wide 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.)

Fee Explanations

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. The CSU reserves the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, 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.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee is used to support basic instruction and other mandatory university costs. It Includes Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-Bac, Credential and the Education Doctorate.

Non-Resident Tuition Fee

The non-resident tuition is charged to non-resident students, to cover the full cost of education. No state support is provided for non-resident students.

Professional Program Fee

The professional program fee is charged only to students enrolled in specific Graduate Professional Business programs such as the MBA program.

Academic Excellence and Student Success (AESS) Fee

The AESS fee is a mandatory fee required to enroll or attend the university. The AESS fee will support three priorities: Add sections for high demand courses, expanded library hours and resources, and student academic support.

Academic Records Fee

The academic records fee is a mandatory fee required to enroll or attend the university. Funds are used for diplomas (printing and mailing of diplomas), graduation ceremony, and transcripts (unlimited transcripts).

Associate Students Fee (ASI)

The ASI fee is a mandatory fee required to enroll or attend the university. This fee is collected for and controlled by Associate Student, Inc. (ASI).

Athletics Fee

The athletics fee is a mandatory fee required to enroll or attend the university. Funds are used to support the intercollegiate athletic program.

Child Care Services

The child care fee is a mandatory fee required to enroll or attend the university. Funds are used to maintain and operate the Center for Children and Families.

Health Facilities Fee

The health facilities fee is a mandatory fee required to enroll or attend the university. The health facilities fee is charged to support a health center facility.

Health Services Fee

The Health Services fee is charged to all students, to make a basic concert of campus based health services available.

IRA Fee (Instructionally Related Activities Fee)

The IRA fee is a mandatory fee required to enroll or attend the university. Funds are used to provide support for essential educational experiences such as: Intercollegiate athletics, drama and musical productions; art exhibits, publications and journalism.

Recreation Fee

The recreation fee is a mandatory fee required to enroll or attend the university.

  • Funds are used to expand and implement programs and services offered such as funding for student development, new and substantial programming events as well as provide funding to improve the Student Lounge furniture and recreation activities.
  • Recreation Provision is for recreational operational expenses.
  • Campus Recreation is to provide funding for a consistent and quality student life.

Student Union Fee

The student union fee is a mandatory fee required to enroll or attend the university. The Student Union fee is paid to help support the university student union facility.

Course Related Fees

Fees associated with courses. Specifically materials and services used in concert with the basic foundation of an academic course offering.