Course fee proposals are completed in Curriculog, a paperless curriculum management system.
Category II Fee Applications
Category II fees are defined as campus mandatory fees that must be paid to enroll in or attend the university.
Category V Fee Request
Fees paid to self-support programs such as extended education, Cal State Online extended education offerings, parking and housing including materials and services fees, user fees, fines, and deposits. Self-support programs are defined as those not receiving state general fund appropriations; instead, fees are collected to pay the full cost of a program. Costs of self-support instructional programs include support and development of the academic quality of the university.
Policy & Requirements
Miscellaneous course fees are defined as fees collected for materials, services or use of facilities used in concert with the basic complement of supplies needed for state-supported instruction. Miscellaneous course fees can only be charged for the actual cost of providing exceptional instructional materials, services or for the use of an off-campus facility. Students must have the option of attaining the materials or services required through alternative means; however, in cases where such alternative means are unavailable, students cannot opt out of utilizing the required material or service and must pay the miscellaneous course fee.
The following rules apply when determining if miscellaneous course fees can be charged for exceptional materials or services in the classroom:
- Miscellaneous course fees can only be charged for the actual cost of the material, service or use of facility being provided.
- A miscellaneous course fee cannot be charged for the basic complement of classroom supplies and materials required for instruction. These include but are not limited to: chalk, erasers, paper clips, pointers, classroom instructional equipment such as projectors (slide, overhead, computer, etc.), or any other supplies deemed necessary to equip the instructional space for courses.
- A miscellaneous course fee cannot be charged for the basic complement of laboratory supplies and instructional equipment necessary for classroom lab requirements identified in the course description. These include but are not limited to equipment, test tubes, work stations, computers or any supplies necessary to equip laboratory space to complement classroom course instruction.
- Administrative charges and inflationary factors cannot be added to miscellaneous course fees. Only the actual cost of the material, service or use of a facility can be charged.
- A miscellaneous course fee cannot be charged to fund the basic cost of instruction. Instructional costs are funded through marginal cost dollars, tuition fee revenue, and permanent base budget allocations.
- Approved fee ranges are: $0 - $150 for fees that supplement the basic complement of classroom and laboratory instruction by providing materials and services that would otherwise be unavailable to students, and which allow students to meet the educational objectives of a given course; $0 - $3,000 for courses that require field trips or travel off-campus in order to meet the educational objectives of a given course.
Executive Order 1102 (issued on July 22, 2015) updates the California State University Board of Trustees policies that comprise the CSU Student Fee Policy. For more information on the CSU Student Fee Policy, refer to EO 1102.
Updated: February 06, 2024