Money Matters

Registration Fees

The term “Registration Fees” is used to refer to all tuition fees charged to register for classes. All fees are mandatory for registration; no fee or part of a fee is optional. Components include fees for the Tuition Fee (TF), Instructionally Related Activities (IRA), Health Facility (HF), Health Services (HS), Associated Students (ASI), University Union (UU), Athletics (ATH), Student Recreation Cromplex (SRC), Orientation, and any required course fees. 

If applicable, registration fees include non-resident tuition, which is charged to non-residents of the State of California (see sections following). Units enrolled in Audit status are counted for fee purposes. Information about these fees and non-resident tuition may be found in the current University Catalog or obtained from the Cashier’s Office at (209) 667-3611, or Student Financial Services at (209) 667-3063.

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. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change 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, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide 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).

In the event that an increase in the fee structure is authorized after your registration period, notices for the additional fees will be sent to your campus email address on file in the Enrollment Services office. Students will be held to their fee status as determined by Enrollment Services (see “Dates to Remember”).

Registration Must Be Accompanied by Timely Fee Payment. Do not enroll for any course unless you are prepared to meet your fee payment deadline. Prompt payment or a timely formal withdrawal, prior to the first day of the term, from all courses by the student is necessary to avoid a debt to the University and/or penalty fees.

Course Fees

Additional fees have been instituted for certain courses. Courses requiring an additional fee are noted in the Schedule of Classes online. Fees vary by course, and those with an additional fee are listed in the Money Matters section of this schedule.

Immediately update your myCSUSTAN account when a change in your mailing address or telephone number occurs.


Students will be held to enrollment status (units, fees, tuition, class level, residency, etc.)  as determined by Enrollment Services (see “Dates to Remember”).  Invoices from the University are due and payable in accordance with fee payment deadlines. Failure to pay amounts due will result in enrollment cancellation and/or a hold/service indicator being placed on the student’s record. 

Holding of Records

Placement of a Hold effectively suspends all University services, excluding transcripts. Students having questions or concerns regarding tuition fees, refunds or payment deadlines may call the Cashier’s Office at (209) 667-3611, or Student Financial Services at (209) 667-3063.

A student’s records may be placed in a Hold status because of financial obligation or other University requirements. The student will not be allowed to register and other University services, excluding transcripts will be available until a clearance is obtained from the office issuing the Hold.

Students should use the Online  registration system to verify the accuracy and completeness of their entire course add and drop transactions. Students are responsible for ensuring they have met all administrative deadlines that affect fees associated with their enrollment at Stanislaus State by proper notification to the affected academic department, college, Enrollment Services Office, Financial Aid Office, Housing Office, University Police, and Student Financial Services Office. Deadlines will be enforced whether or not a reminder billing is received. The University will cancel registration without additional notice for failure to pay tuition and fees. 


Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding higher education funding from the State of California, there is a strong possibility that registration fees may change prior to the start of the terms in this publication.  The University cautions all students that registration fees may be different than the amounts listed in this publication.  Please regularly read your campus e-mail and review your student account online to stay abreast of any changes.  Your student account may be viewed online at //