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TUITION FEES AND REFUNDS

Schedule of Fees

All students are required to pay tuition fees. Additionally, nonresident, foreign-visa and graduate professional business students are required to pay per unit tuition and /or fees. Registration fees for auditing courses are the same as for those receiving credit for a course. Extensions and/or winter session students, resident or otherwise, pay tuition appropriate to the course administered through the College of Continuing Education.

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 has begun. All CSU listed tuition fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.

The following reflects applicable systemwide fees for both semester and quarter campuses that were authorized by the Board of Trustees at their July and November 2011 meetings and September 2012 meeting. These rates are subject to change.

Registration fees are payable based on term registration date. Payments may be made by check, cash, money order, Visa, American Express, MasterCard, or Discover credit cards.

*Please note that credit cards/debit card payments must be paid online.

Estimated Registration Tuition Fees: 2012-2013

UNDERGRADUATES
CREDENTIAL
PROGRAM
POST
BACCALAUREATE*
**EDUCATION DOCTORATE
** DOCTORATE PHYSICAL THERAPY

 

0-6
Units

More than 6 Units

0-6
Units

More than 6 Units

0-6
Units

More than 6 Units

0-21 Units

0-21 Units

Tuition Fees

$1,587.00

$2,736.00

$1,842.00

$3,174.00

$1,953.00

$3,369.00

$5,559.00

$8,074.00

Associated Students Inc. Fee

$62.00

$62.00

$62.00

$62.00

$62.00

$62.00

$62.00

$62.00

Intercollegiate Athletics/Spirit Leaders Fee

$129.00

$129.00

$129.00

$129.00

$129.00

$129.00

$129.00

$129.00

Transportation Fee

$18.00

$18.00

$18.00

$18.00

18.00

$18.00

$18.00

$18.00

Recreational Sports Fee

$12.50

$12.50

$12.50

$12.50

$12.50

$12.50

$12.50

$12.50

University Union Fee

$204.00

$204.00

$204.00

$204.00

$204.00

$204.00

$204.00

$204.00

Health Facilities Fee

$15.50

$15.50

$15.50

$15.50

$15.50

$15.50

$15.50

$15.50

Instructional Related Activity Fee

$8.00

$8.00

$8.00

$8.00

$8.00

$8.00

$8.00

$8.00

Student Health and Counseling Services Fee

$113.00

$113.00

$113.00

$113.00

$113.00

$113.00

$113.00

$113.00

Hornet Newspaper Fee

$3.00

$3.00

$3.00

$3.00

$3.00

$3.00

$3.00

$3.00

Total

$2,152.00

$3,301.00

$2,407.00

$3,379.00

$2,518.00

$3,934.00

$6,124.00

$8,639.00

*Post-Baccalaureate classification includes 2nd Bachelors.
** Applicable term fees apply for campuses with special terms, as determined by the campus. Total College Year fees cannot exceed the Academic Year plus Summer Term fees.

The tuition fees and campus fees listed are accurate at the time of posting and are subject to change. For more information on the amount of tuition fees and campus fees to pay and your due dates, check your account at My Sacramento State.

NON-RESIDENT TUITION: $372.00 per unit plus appropriate registration tuition fees and campus fees listed above.

2012/13 GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS FEES: $254.00 per unit plus appropriate tuition fees and campus fees and non-resident tuition (if applicable).

DUE DATE: Your due date will be based on the date you register for your FIRST class.

  • Those registering through early registration will have fourteen(14) calendar days to pay.
  • Those who register during late registration will have seven (7) days to pay.
  • Those registering as of the first day of instruction will have two (2) days to pay.

BILLING: The University does not send out paper billing statements in the mail.

  • Due dates and amounts will be visible on the student account the day after registering.

Summer Term

Summer Term is administered by the College of Continuing Education for all programs except the Education Doctorate Program.

Installment Payment Plans

A. Tuition Fees Installment Payment Plan

  1. The tuition fees installment plan requires that tuition fees and campus fees are paid in four installments. The down payment represents the campus fees (Instructional Related Activities, Associated Students Inc. Programs, Intercollegiate Athletics/Spirit Leaders, Recreational Sports, Transportation, Health Facilities, University Union, Student Health and Counseling services, and Hornet Newspaper Fee) and a one-time $33.00 non-refundable administrative fee.
  2. Late installment payments will incur a $15.00 late fee, and missed payments may result in enrollment cancellation.

B. Non-resident Tuition Installment Payment Plan

  1. The education code allows a non-resident student to pay the required non-resident tuition on an installment basis; limited to three equal installment payments. A 15% handling fee will be assessed on the total non-resident amount.
  2. Non-resident students who wish to use the tuition installment plan must go to Student Financial Services Center in LSN Hall 1001 to sign an agreement. At that time you will be required to pay registration fees. Non-resident students may use both the Tuition installment payment plan, and the Non-resident Tuition installment payment plans.
  3. A $15.00 late fee will be assessed for each late payment.
  4. Note: State University Fee and Nonresident tuition installment payment plans are available for the Fall and Spring semesters only.

    Other Fees and Charges

    Application Fee

    $55.00

    This fee is payable upon application for admission or readmission by all new students or students returning after an absence of two or more semesters.

    Parking — Semester Permits

     

    All students, staff, and faculty are eligible to purchase a parking permit. A permit does not guarantee the holder a parking space in any given area at any given time. Sacramento State is not responsible for lost or stolen parking permits.

    Student Permit Amounts:  
    Automobiles, per semester
    $159.00
    Motorcycles, mopeds, per semester
    $40.00
    Weekly Permits
    $10.00
    Daily Permits
    $6.00
    Automobiles, summer
    $108.00
    Motorcycles, summer
    $27.00

    *Temporary permits are non-refundable.

    Residence Hall Student Permits & Carpool Permits - Contact the Transportation and Parking Services Department, (916) 278-7275.

    Purchase parking permits online at www.csus.edu/utaps. Credit cards accepted online American Express, Discover, and MasterCard. As an alternative, parking permits may be purchased in person at the UTAPS Office or the Student Financial Services Center. Go to www.csus.edu/utaps for more information.

    Campus Services I.D./OneCard (Initial or Replacement)

    $15.00

    Checks and Credit Card Charges returned for any cause

    $20.00

    1. In the event a check or credit card payment for registration fee is returned, the total penalty fee is $45 ($20.00 returned check or credit card fee and a $25 late registration fee if applicable). If not cleared within 5 days from notice, student will be subject to cancellation without further notice.

    Liability - if we pursue collection, you could be liable for three times the amount of the check, up to $1,500 - plus the face value of the check and court costs (per California Civil Code, Chapter 522, Section 1719).

    2. Stop Payment on a check or credit card payment of registration fees is not acceptable as notice of withdrawal from classes. "Stop Payment" checks or credit cards returned to the University will be pursued through legal collection procedures, and the student will be responsible for all collection costs.

    3. Bad Checks - persons having more than one check returned to the University from the bank will not have any checks accepted for their duration at Sacramento State. This includes checks written by another party on the individual’s behalf. These persons are required to make payment by cash, money order, cashier’s check, credit or debit card only.

    Transcript of record fee

    $8.00

    Transcript RUSH fee (in addition to regular fee)

    $15.00

    All file document request

    $15.00

    Failure to meet administratively required appointment or time limit

    $15.00

    Re-enrollment

    $100.00

    Writing Placement for Juniors fee

    $25.00

     

    Library Book Fees

    1. Non-refundable late return book fees are assessed at $10.00 per item, after 44 days.

    2. Lost book fees will include book replacement cost, a $10.00 processing charge and a $10.00 overdue fine.

    3. A $10.00 penalty fee will be charged on recalled books which are not returned by due date.

    Replacement of equipment ......................................Cost of item lost or broken

     

    Graduation and Thesis Fees

    Graduation and Diploma fee for degree candidate

    $63.50

    Graduation Date Change Fee

    $28.00

    Rush/Expedited Fee

    $15.00

    Replacement Diploma

    $20.00

    Diploma Cover

    $20.00

    Caps and Gowns:

    Baccalaureate Degree

    $37.00

    Master’s Degree

    $61.00

    Student Accident and Sickness Insurance (per year)

     

    Rates vary yearly. Please contact the Associated Students, Inc. Business Office at 278-7782.

    Note: Required of all students on A, F, or J visas unless adequate health coverage from some other source is demonstrated to the Office of Global Education.

    Thesis/Project microfilming and binding fee

    $60.00

    Note: The fees listed were the most accurate available as of this posting and are subject to change. Courses that require student use of special materials or services may be charged a course fee.

    Refund Regulations

    Student Financial Services Center
    Lassen Hall 1003
    (916) 278-6908

    Refund of Mandatory Registration Fees Including Nonresident Tuition

    Regulations governing the refund of mandatory fees, , less an administrative charge established by the campus, including nonresident tuition, for students enrolling at the California State University are included in Section 41802 of Title 5, California Code of Regulations. For purposes of the refund policy, mandatory fees are defined as those system wide tuition fees and campus fees that are required to be paid in order to enroll in state-supported academic programs at the California State University. Refunds of fees and tuition charges for self-support, special session, and extended education programs or courses at the California State University are governed by a separate policy established by the University's College of Continuing Education.

    In order to receive a full refund of mandatory registration fees, less an administrative charge established by the campus, a student must cancel registration or drop all courses prior to the first day of instruction for the term. Information on procedures and deadlines for canceling registration and dropping classes is available in the Student's Registration and Advising Guide for the appropriate year at www.csus.edu/schedule/Fall2013Spring2014/fees.html or at www.csus.edu/sfsc.

    For state-supported semesters, quarters, and non-standard terms or courses of four (4) weeks or more, a student who withdraws during the term in accordance with the University’s established procedures will receive a refund of mandatory registration fees, including nonresident tuition, based on the portion of the term during which the student was enrolled. No student withdrawing after the 60 percent point in the term will be entitled to a refund of any registration fees.

    For state-supported non-standard terms or courses of less than four (4) weeks, no refunds of registration fees will be made unless a student cancels registration or drops all classes prior to the first day in accordance with the University’s established procedures and deadlines.

    Students will also receive a refund of registration fees, including nonresident tuition, under the following circumstances:

    • The fees were assessed or collected in error;
    • The course for which registration fees were assessed or collected was cancelled by the university;
    • The university makes a delayed decision that the student was not eligible to enroll in the term for which registration fees were assessed and collected and the delayed decision was not due to incomplete or inaccurate information provided by the student; or
    • The student was activated for compulsory military service.

    Students who are not entitled to a refund as described above may petition the university for a refund demonstrating exceptional circumstances to the Student Financial Services Center. A refund may be authorized if it is determined that the registration fees and tuition were not earned by the university.

    Information concerning any aspect of the refund of registration fees may be obtained from the Student Financial Services Center.

    Extension Refund

    Extension course tuition refund applications must be submitted to the University's College of Continuing Education prior to the first meeting of the class for a full refund, less a $10 processing fee. If a student withdraws on or after the first class session, the following applies:

    Meetings
    Full Refund
    65% Refund less $10
    No Refund less $10
    9 or more Prior to 1st class Before 3rd class After 3rd class
    5-8 Prior to 1st class Before 2nd Class After 2nd class
    4 or less Prior to 1st class None None

    Special Session Tuition Refund

    A $10 processing fee is charged on all Special Session tuition refunds. Refund applications must be submitted to the University's College of Continuing Education prior to the first meeting of the class for a full refund. If a student withdraws on or after the first class session, the following applies:

    For Sessions Four Weeks or Longer:

    1. During the first two days campus classes are scheduled — total tuition and fees paid, less $10 processing fee.
    2. Any other day of the first week campus classes are scheduled — total tuition and fees paid, less 35% and the $10 processing fee.
    3. Any day of the second week campus classes are scheduled — no refund.

    For Sessions Three Weeks or Less:

    No refund.

    Parking Refunds

    Parking fee refund applications will be honored only if the student returns the parking permit with the refund application. The amount of parking fee refund will be determined by the following schedule:

    Fall/Spring

    Time Limit. ...........................................Amount of Refund
    Before first day of class. ..................................100% of fee
    1-30 calendar days. ...........................................75% of fee
    31-60 calendar days. .........................................50% of fee
    61-90 calendar days. .........................................25% of fee
    None thereafter

    All Summer

    Time Limit. ......................................Amount of Refund
    Before first day of class. ..................................100% of fee
    1-25 calendar days. ...........................................67% of fee
    26-50 calendar days. .........................................33% of fee
    None thereafter

    Note: Weekly and daily permits are non-refundable.

    Fees NOT Refundable:

    Application Fee • Late Registration Fee • Enrollment Cancellation Fee
    State University Installment Payment Plan Administrative Fee
    Weekly and daily permits

    Financial Aid Refunds/Return of Title IV

    Office of Financial Aid
    Lassen Hall 1006
    (916) 278-6554

    A student who receives aid and withdraws, drops out, is expelled, etc., during or after the first day of enrollment will be reviewed in accordance with the Federal Title IV Student Financial Assistance Return of Title IV. The federal regulations require that Sacramento State provides for a refund using the pro-rata calculation if the student withdrew on or before the 60 percent of the enrollment period.

    Students who withdraw after the 60 percent point will have refunds calculated in accordance with the policy referenced in California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Sections 41802 (resident) and 41913 (nonresident). The refund amount is always determined by the student’s withdrawal date. Students are required to “officially” withdraw from the University. In the event that the student’s progress does not reflect attendance, the unofficial withdrawal date used will be the mid-point of the payment period for which aid was disbursed or a later date documented by Sacramento State.

    Under a pro rata refund, the percentage of the payment period for the period of enrollment completed is the total number of calendar days in the payment period or period of enrollment for which the assistance is awarded divided into the number of calendar days completed in the period as of the day the student withdrew.

    A repayment situation may occur when a student receives aid as a disbursement to cover living expenses and ceases attendance. The Federal Formula will determine if the disbursement was greater than the student’s living expenses up to the withdrawal data. The student must repay the excess amount.

    Tuition, Fees and Debts Owed to the Institution

    Should a student or former student fail to pay tuition fees or a debt owed to the institution, the institution may “withhold permission to register, to use facilities for which a fee is authorized to be charged, to receive services, materials, food, or merchandise, or any combination of the above from any person owing a debt” until the debt is paid (see Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Sections 42380 and 42381).

    Prospective students who register for courses offered by the University are obligated for the payment of registration fees associated with for those courses. Failure to cancel registration in any course for an academic term prior to the first day of the academic term gives rise to an obligation to pay student registration fees for the reservation of space in the course.

    The institution may withhold permission to register or to receive official transcripts of grades or other services offered by the institution from anyone owing registration fees or another debt to the institution. The institution may also report the debt to a credit bureau, offset the amount due against any future state tax refunds due the student, refer the debt to an outside collection agency and/or charge the student the actual and reasonable collection costs, including reasonable attorney fees if litigation is necessary, in collecting any amount not paid when due.

    If a person believes he or she does not owe all or part of an asserted unpaid obligation, that person may contact the Student Financial Services Center (SFSC) at 916-278-6243 or receivables@listserv.csus.edu . The SFSC, or another office on campus to which the SFSC may refer the person, will review all pertinent information, provided by the person and available to the campus and advise the person of its conclusions.

    Cancellation of Registration, Dropping Units or Withdrawal from the Institution

    Students who find it necessary to cancel their registration, drop units or to withdraw from all classes after enrolling for any academic term are required to follow the University’s official procedures. Failure to follow formal University procedures may result in an obligation to pay registration fees as well as the assignment of failing grades in all courses and the need to apply for readmission before being permitted to enroll in another academic term. Information on canceling registration, dropping units and withdrawal procedures is available from the Office of the Registrar at (916) 278-8088.

    Students who receive financial aid funds must consult with the Financial Aid Office prior to dropping units or withdrawing from the University regarding any required return or repayment of grant or loan assistance received for that academic term or payment period. If a recipient of student financial aid funds drops units or withdraws from the institution during the academic term or payment period, the amount of grant or loan assistance received may be subject to return and/or repayment provisions.

     

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