May 22, 2019  
2012-2013 University Catalog (Revised 2012-10-02) 
    
2012-2013 University Catalog (Revised 2012-10-02) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fees and Expenses



SCHEDULE OF FEES, 2011-12

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 initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fee, 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 following reflects applicable systemwide fees for both semester and quarter campuses.  For information about current fees, please visit: http://www.csupomona.edu/~fas/sacs/.

All Students

Application Fee (nonrefundable), payable by check or money order at time application is made: $55

2011-12 Basic Tuition Fees

Units Per Semester Per Quarter
Undergraduate Tuition Fee    
6.1 or more $2,736 $1,824
0 to 6.0 $1,587 $1,058
     
Credential Program Tuition Fee    
6.1 or more $3,174 $2,116
0 to 6.0 $1,842 $1,228
     
Graduate/Post Baccalaureate Tuition Fee    
6.1 or more $3,369 $2,246
0 to 6.0 $1,953 $1,302

2011-12 Doctorate Tuition Fee*

Units Per Semester Per Quarter Per Academic Year
All Students $5,250 $3,500 $10,500

*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.

2011-12 Graduate Business Professional Fee, effective January 2012

  Semester Quarter
Charge Per Unit $254 $169

The Graduate Business Professional Fee is paid on a per unit basis in addition to basic tuition fees and campus fees for the following graduate business programs:

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Accountancy
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Business Administration
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Health Care Management
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Business and Technology
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Information Systems
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Taxation

Nonresident Students (U.S. and Foreign)

Nonresident Tuition (in addition to basic tuition fees and other systemwide fees charged all students) for all campuses:

  Semester Quarter
Charge Per Unit $372 $248

The total nonresident tuition paid per term will be determined by the number of units taken.

Mandatory systemwide fees are waived for those individuals who qualify for such exemption under the provisions of the California Education Code (see section on fee waivers).

Students are charged campus fees in addition to tuition fees and other systemwide fees. Information on campus fees can be found by contacting the individual campus (es).

Credit Cards

MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards may be used to pay tuition and other fees online.  Tuition fees may be paid in person in cash and checks only.  If paying in person for other fees such as parking, housing and other miscellaneous fees, cash, checks, these cards (MC, AX, Discover) along with Visa credit may be used for payment.

SCHEDULE OF FEES, 2012-13

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 initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fee, 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 following reflects systemwide fees for both semester and quarter campuses that were approved for the 2012-13 academic year by the Board of Trustees at their November 2011 meeting. These rates are subject to change.

All Students

Application Fee (nonrefundable), payable by check or money order at time application is made: $55

2012-13 Basic Tuition Fees

All campuses effective Fall 2012

Units Per Semester Per Quarter
Undergraduate Tuition Fee    
6.1 or more $2,985 $1,990
0 to 6.0 $1,731 $1,154
     
Credential Program Tuition Fee    
6.1 or more $3,465 $2,310
0 to 6.0 $2,010 $1,340
     
Graduate/Post Baccalaureate Tuition Fee    
6.1 or more $3,678 $2,452
0 to 6.0 $2,133 $1,422

2012-13 Doctorate Tuition Fees*

  Units Per Semester Per Quarter Per Academic Year
Education All Students $5,559 $3,706 $11,118
Nursing Practice All Students $7,170    
Physical Therapy All Students $8,074    

 *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. 

2012-13 Graduate Business Professional Fee, effective Fall 2012

  Semester Quarter
Charge Per Unit $278 $185

The Graduate Business Professional Fee is paid on a per unit basis in addition to basic tuition fees and campus fees for the following graduate business programs:

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Accountancy
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Business Administration
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Health Care Management
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Business and Technology
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Information Systems
Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Taxation

Nonresident Students (U.S. and Foreign)

Nonresident Tuition (in addition to basic tuition fees and other systemwide fees charged all students) for all campuses:

  Semester Quarter
Charge Per Unit $372 $248

The total nonresident tuition paid per term will be determined by the number of units taken.

Mandatory systemwide fees are waived for those individuals who qualify for such exemption under the provisions of the California Education Code (see section on fee waivers).

Students are charged campus fees in addition to tuition fees and other systemwide fees. Information on campus fees can be found by contacting the individual campus (es).

Credit Cards

MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards may be used to pay tuition and other fees online.  Tuition fees may be paid in person in cash and checks only.  If paying in person for other fees such as parking, housing and other miscellaneous fees, cash, checks, these cards (MC, AX, Discover) along with Visa credit may be used for payment.

Procedure for the Establishment or Abolishment of Campus-Based Mandatory Fees

The law governing the California State University provides that fees defined as mandatory, such as a student body association fee and a student body center fee, may be established. A student body association fee must be established upon a favorable vote of two-thirds of the students voting in an election held for this purpose (Education Code, Section 89300). The campus President may adjust the student body association fee only after the fee adjustment has been approved by a majority of students voting in a referendum established for that purpose. The required fee shall be subject to referendum at any time upon the presentation of a petition to the campus President containing the signatures of 10 percent of the regularly enrolled students at the University. Student body association fees support a variety of cultural and recreational programs, childcare centers, and special student support programs. A student body center fee may be established only after a fee referendum is held which approves by a two-thirds favorable vote the establishment of the fee (Education Code, Section 89304). Once bonds are issued, authority to set and adjust student body center fees is governed by provisions of the State University Revenue Bond Act of 1947, including, but not limited to, Education Code sections 90012, 90027, and 90068.

The student body fee was established at Cal Poly Pomona by student referendum, Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) in 1968. A referendum was held in February 2003, which increased the fee and authorized an annual inflationary adjustment based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all Urban Consumers for the Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County areas, as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. The annual inflationary adjustment is effective each Summer Quarter.

The process to establish and adjust other campus-based mandatory fees requires consideration by the campus fee advisory committee and a student referendum. The campus President may use alternate consultation mechanisms if he/she determines that a referendum is not the best mechanism to achieve appropriate and meaningful consultation. Results of the referendum and the fee committee review are advisory to the campus President. The President may adjust campus-based mandatory fees but must request the Chancellor to establish a new mandatory fee. The President shall provide to the fee advisory committee a report of all campus-based mandatory fees. The campus shall report annually to the Chancellor a complete inventory of all campus-based mandatory fees.

For more information or questions, please contact the Budget Office in the CSU Chancellor's Office at (562) 951-4560.

Refund of Mandatory Fees, Including Nonresident Tuition

Regulations governing the refund of mandatory fees, 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 systemwide 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, available at http://www.ceu.csupomona.edu/about_us/registrationpolicies.html.

In order to receive a full refund of mandatory fees, including nonresident tuition, 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 at http://dsa.csupomona.edu/registrar/Registration.asp.

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 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 mandatory fees or nonresident tuition.

For state-supported non-standard terms or courses of less than four (4) weeks, no refunds of mandatory fees and nonresident tuition 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 mandatory fees, including nonresident tuition, under the following circumstances:

  • The fees were assessed or collected in error;
  • The course for which the 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 which mandatory 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 and the chief financial officer of the university or designee may authorize a refund if he or she determines that the fees and tuition were not earned by the university.

Information concerning any aspect of the refund of fees may be obtained from Tracy Wang, Coordinator of Student Accounting, at (909) 869-2956.

Refunds for students receiving financial aid will be determined according to federal, state, and University guidelines. Detailed information concerning financial aid policies for refunds may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid. Information concerning refund of fees and forms may be obtained at Student Accounts/Cashier Services. All refund requests are processed according to the deadlines posted each quarter.

Nonresident Tuition Fee Waiver

California school district employees who are not yet legal residents of California may be exempted from the nonresident tuition fee if they are provisionally certificated, employed full-time by a school district in a position requiring certification, and if they are working toward fulfilling regular California credential requirements or completing a fifth year of study.

Children or spouses of the California State University employees are also eligible to apply for exemption from the nonresident fee.

Expenses (Estimated)

A student enrolling under the auspices of an agency supplying educational assistance should check in advance with the agency representative regarding payment of fees and/or costs.

The total cost for students living away from home will vary. However, typical costs will amount to approximately $9,200 for a three-quarter school year, excluding personal and transportation expenses.

Total expenses for nonresident and foreign students will be higher, as they will include tuition fees not required of legal California resident students.

Typical On-Campus Expenses for One Quarter

Associated Students, Inc. (ASI membership fee (not a state fee)  
  Fall quarter
Winter, Spring quarter, each
Summer quarter
$40.03
$32.31
$6.41
 
State University Fee  
Undergraduate  
  0-6.0 units
6.1 and over
$276.00
$476.00
 
Graduate  
  0-6.0 units
6.1 and over
$292.00
$502.00
 
Residence Halls (19 meals per week—  
  2001/02 double occupancy) $2,108.00  
University Village Apartments (double occupancy) $945.00  
Utilities (estimated) $600.00  
Books and supplies (estimated) $250.00  
Athletic Fee—fall, winter, spring (per quarter) $6.00  
Bronco Student Center (BSC) Fee  
  Fall quarter
Winter, Spring quarter, each
Summer quarter
$87.06
$87.06
$18.40
 
Parking $36.00  
Health Facility Fee $2.00  
Student Health Fee each quarter $76.53  
Instructionally Related Fee—fall $16.00  
  winter/spring $12.00  

ASI and BSC fees are subject to annual inflationary adjustments. Provision should be made for personal expenses which average $300 per quarter.

The student majoring in one of the environmental design disciplines should be prepared for expenditures that are somewhat greater than average. Experience has indicated that students spend from $150 to $250 per quarter for materials, equipment, and supplies during their initial year as environmental design students.

Fees and Debts Owed to the Institution

Should a student or former student fail to pay a fee 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 fees associated with registration 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 fees including any tuition 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 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 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 Student Accounting & Cashiering Services.  Student Account & Cashiering Services will review all pertinent information provided by the person and available to the campus and will advise the person of its conclusions.

Average Support Cost Per Full-Time Equivalent Student and Sources of Funds

The total support cost per full-time equivalent student (FTES) includes the expenditures for current operations, including payments made to students in the form of financial aid, and all fully reimbursed programs contained in state appropriations. The average support cost is determined by dividing the total cost by the number of FTES. The total CSU 2011-12 budget amounts were $2,141,273,000 from state General Fund (GF) appropriations (not including capital outlay funding) and before minus $38.5 million CalPERS retirement adjustment, $1,530,946,000 from tuition fee revenue net of financial aid (forgone revenue), and $340,440,000 from other fee revenues for a total of $4,012,659,000. The number of 2011-12 budgeted FTES is 331,716 resident and 13,572 non-resident students. The GF appropriation is applicable to resident students only whereas fee revenues are collected from resident and nonresident students. FTES is determined by dividing the total academic student load by 15 units per term (the figure used here to define a full-time student's academic load).

The 2011-12 average support cost per FTES based on GF appropriation and net tuition fee revenue only is $10,889 and when including all sources as indicated below is $11,875. Of this amount, the average net tuition fee revenue and other income per FTES is $5,420, which includes all fee revenue in the CSU Operating Fund (e.g. tuition fees, application fees, and other campus mandatory fees).

2011/12 Amount Average Cost per FTES Percentage
Total Support Cost $4,012,659,000 $11,875 100%
State Appropriation1 2,141,273,000 6,455 55%
Net Tuition Fee Revenue2 1,530,946,000 4,434 37%
Other Fees Revenue2 340,440,000 986 8%

1  Represents state GF appropriation in the Budget Act of 2011-12; GF is divisible by resident students only (331,317 FTES).

2 Represents CSU Operating Fund, Tuition Fee and other fees revenue amounts (net of foregone revenue) submitted in campus 2011-12 final budgets. Revenues are divisible by resident and nonresident students (345,288 FTES).

T he average CSU 2011-12 academic year, resident, undergraduate student basic tuition fee and other mandatory fees required to apply to, enroll in, or attend the university is $6,519 ($5,472 tuition fee plus $1,047 average campus-based fees). However, the costs paid by individual students will vary depending on campus, program, and whether a student is part-time, full-time, resident, or nonresident.