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TUITION FEES AND OTHER FEES

Student Financial Service Center

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Tuition fees listed in posted schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, the 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.

REGISTRATION TUITION FEES

MANDATORY RESIDENT TUITION FEES AND CAMPUS FEES: Fall 2011 Spring 2012

  Undergraduates Credential Program Post-Baccalaureate* Doctorate
  0-6 units More than
6 units
0-6 units More than
6 units
0-6 units More than
6 units
0-21 units
Tuition Fees $1,587.00 $2,736.00 $1,842.00 $3,174.00 $1,953.00 $3,369.00 $5,250.00
Associated Students Inc. Fee      $60.00      $60.00      $60.00      $60.00      $60.00      $60.00      $60.00
Intercollegiate Athletics/Spirit Leaders Fee    $125.25    $125.25    $125.25    $125.25    $125.25    $125.25    $125.25
Transportation Fee      $17.50      $17.50      $17.50      $17.50      $17.50      $17.50      $17.50
Recreational Sports Fee      $12.00      $12.00      $12.00      $12.00      $12.00      $12.00      $12.00
University Union Fee    $199.25    $199.25    $199.25    $199.25    $199.25    $199.25    $199.25
Health Facilities Fee      $15.00      $15.00      $15.00      $15.00      $15.00      $15.00      $15.00
Instructional Related Activity Fee        $8.00        $8.00        $8.00        $8.00        $8.00        $8.00        $8.00
Student Health & Counseling Services Fee    $110.00    $110.00    $110.00    $110.00    $110.00    $110.00    $110.00
Hornet Newspaper        $3.00        $3.00        $3.00        $3.00        $3.00        $3.00        $3.00
Total $2,137.00 $3,286.00 $2,392.00 $3,724.00 $2,503.00 $3,919.00 $5,800.00
 

*Post-Baccalaureate classification includes 2nd Bachelors.
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 Sac State.
NON-RESIDENT TUITION: $372.00 per unit plus appropriate registration tuition fees and campus fees listed above.
GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS FEES: $254.00 per unit plus appropriate tuition fees and campus fees and non-resident tuition (if applicable).

DUE DATE: Your date will be based on the day 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 paper billing statements in the mail.

  • Due dates and amounts will be visible on your account the day after registering.
  • Log in to the Student Service Center at My Sac State to see your account activity

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INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLANS

 
A. Tuition Fees Installment Payment Plan
 
 
Undergraduate
Credential
Post-Bac
Doctorate
 

1-6 units

1-6 units

1-6 units

0-21 units

1st payment
$583.00
$583.00
$583.00
$583.00
2nd payment
$529.00
$614.00
$651.00
$1,750.00
3rd payment
$529.00
$614.00
$651.00
$1,750.00
4th payment
$529.00
$614.00
$651.00
$1,750.00
 

6.1 or more units

6.1 or more units

6.1 or more units

 
1st payment
$583.00
$583.00
$583.00
$583.00
2nd payment
$912.00
$1,058.00
$1,123.00
$1,750.00
3rd payment
$912.00
$1,058.00
$1,123.00
$1,750.00
4th payment
$912.00
$1,058.00
$1,123.00
$1,750.00

Installment Plan Due Dates

Fall 2011
Sep 9, Oct 9, Nov 9
Spring 2012
Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 3

  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, Health Services, and Hornet Newspaper Fee) and a one-time $33.00 non-refundable administrative fee.


  2. The last day to sign up on the plan is September 9, 2011 for Fall 2011 and February 3, 2012 for Spring 2012. Late installment payments will incur a $10 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 the 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 Fee installment payment plan, and the Non-Resident Tuition installment payment plans.


  3. A $10.00 late fee will be assessed for each late payment.

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OTHER FEES

A. Parking Permits:

(Note: Fees are subject to change)

Automobiles, per semester
$159.00
Motorcycles, Mopeds, per semester
$40.00
Temporary Permits, per week
$10.25
Daily Permits
$6.00

Note: Residence Hall rates differ, visit http://www.csus.edu/utaps for more information.

  1. Temporary permits are not refundable and all permits are not transferable.


  2. The University is NOT responsible for lost or stolen parking 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.


  3. For questions about Disabled Placards/Request for Waiver of Campus Parking Fee, contact Services to Students with Disabilities, LSN Hall 1008, (916) 278-6955 or see http://www.csus.edu/SSWD/services/parkinginfo.html. For Residence Hall Permits and carpool permits, contact the Parking Office, 7767 Folsom Blvd. (916) 278-7275.

B. Checks or credit cards returned for any cause............... $20.00
Persons having more than one check (electronic or paper) 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, or credit card only.


C. Late registration fee.............................................................$25.00
D. Reenrollment fee................................................................$100.00
E. Student Professional Liability insurance.............................$20.00

Participation in field work courses for Allied Health and Education Participation in field work courses for Allied Health and Education programs may require the annual purchase of insurance to protect the student and the University against legal claims. If so, you will be notified through a My Sac State message after September, and your account will be charged accordingly. The insurance is charged per academic year, and not charged per course.

NOTE: This is not a complete listing of all fees that may be charged by the University.

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PAYMENTS

Online Payment: Go to the My Sac State Student Center, and choose Account Inquiry, then click the green button to make an online payment.

  • Debit Card $5.00 flat fee, (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover displaying the Star, NYCE, or Pulse symbols). Note: Some banks and credit unions do not participate in the pin-less debit program.

  • ECheck $5.00 flat fee.

  • Credit Card 2.9% of total amount (Discover, MasterCard, American Express only).

In-Person at the Student Financial Services Center in Lassen Hall Room 1001

  • Credit Cards/Debit Cards are NOT accepted for payment of tuition fees and campus fees.

  • Cash, check, money orders, and credit card checks are accepted for payment of tuition fees and campus fees.

  • VISA, MasterCard, Discover, cash, check, and OneCard are accepted for payments OTHER than tuition fees and campus fees.

Mail to the Student Financial Services Center

  • Check, money orders, cashier’s checks and credit card checks are accepted for payment of tuition fees and campus fees. (Made out to CSUS)
  • Mail to:
    California State University, Sacramento
    Student Financial Services Center
    6000 J Street, LSN 1001
    Sacramento, CA 95819-6052

Financial Aid

  1. If you have been awarded financial aid and completed the required documentation, your tuition fees and campus fees will be deferred until the first disbursement of the semester. Check your My Sac State messages for notification of your deferment.


  2. At the time of disbursement, the aid will apply to the tuition fees and campus fees and debts before any balance is disbursed to you.


  3. If the aid disbursed does not cover the full amount of the tuition fees and campus fees owed, you will be responsible for the balance.


  4. Regardless of your financial aid status, if tuition fees and campus fees are not paid by the due date you are subject to enrollment cancellation.

FAILURE TO PAY IN FULL by specified due dates may result in the following:

  1. a hold on your student records which prevents you from registering, adding or dropping courses, and receiving your diploma and/or transcripts;


  2. enrollment cancellation from all courses, including notification to your professors and forfeiture of fees paid to date, be subject to a reenrollment fee, may be delayed for re-registration, and you may lose your continuing student status for the following semester;


  3. collection action, including collection agency referral and/or small claims court, where you will be responsible for all applicable collection and/or court costs.

If you fail to make your payments on time, or if your check is returned by your bank, the following actions may result in:

  • late fees;

  • hold on your records;

  • enrollment cancellation;

  • re-enrollment fee;

  • returned check charge and late registration fees (where applicable);

  • inability to use Installment Payment Plans for all subsequent semesters;

  • forfeiture of tuition fees and campus fees already paid to the University.

ENROLLMENT CANCELLATION from the University will occur if registration non-resident tuition, Graduate Business Professional fees, tuition fees, and campus fees are not paid in full by the due date, including checks or credit cards returned for any cause. If your enrollment is cancelled, you may forfeit any non-resident tuition, Graduate Business Professional fees, tuition fees, and campus fees paid to date, be subject to a re-enrollment fee, may be delayed for re-registration, and you may lose your continuing student status for the following semester.

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REFUND POLICY FOR FALL/SPRING

  1. WITHDRAWING FROM ALL CLASSES: Students who officially withdraw from the University prior to the first day of instruction will receive a 100% refund, minus a $10 processing fee, of Graduate Business Professional fees, tuition fees, campus fees, and non-resident tuition. Beginning with the first day of instruction through the 60% date of the semester, refunds will be on a pro-rata basis using the official withdrawal date. Students are not eligible to receive a refund for withdrawing after the 60% date. (Refer to the refund deadline dates noted in this section.) The pro-rata refund will be calculated by the number of CALENDAR days from the first day of the semester to the date of withdrawal. Refunds will first be applied to any outstanding debt owed to the University.


  2. DROP IN UNITS: Students who drop from full to half time by the end of the second week of the semester are eligible to receive a 100% refund of the difference in tuition fees, minus a $10 processing fee. Non-resident students who drop units by the end of the second week of the semester are eligible to receive a 100% refund of the difference of non-resident tuition minus a $10.00 processing fee.

    Resident and Non-Resident students who drop after the end of the second week of the semester are not eligible to receive a drop in units refund. (Refer to the Student Financial Services Center Web site at http://www.csus.edu/sfsc for specific refund deadline dates.)


  3. OUTSTANDING-DEBTS: Refunds will first be applied to any outstanding debt owed to the University.


  4. NON-REFUNDABLE FEES: The Application Fee, Installment Fee, Late Registration Fee, and Enrollment Cancellation Fee are not refundable.


  5. APPLICATION FOR REFUND: Registration and Non-Resident fees: Students who OFFICIALLY withdraw or drop units within the published deadlines do not need to complete an Application for Refund. Refunds will automatically be issued.

    Parking fees: Students requesting a refund of parking fees must complete an Application for Refund and affix the parking permit to the application. The Application for Refund will be processed by the Student Financial Services Center.

    For the most up-to-date refund information go to http://www.csus.edu/sfsc.


REFUND SCHEDULE & DEADLINES

Semester
Term Dates
Deadline to
Withdraw and Receive a 100% Refund minus $10 processing fee.
Deadline to Drop In Units/Change Tuition Fee Category to receive 100% Refund minus $10 processing fee.
Number of Days Per Session
60% Point/Day (Rounded to the nearest whole day)
Deadline to
Withdraw and
Receive a Prorated Refund
Fall August 29 - December 10 August 26* September 9**
110
November 2 November 2
Spring January 23 - May 18 January 20* February 3**
110
April 4 April 4

* After this date students are eligible to receive a pro-rated refund only if withdrawing from all classes.
** After this date students are not eligible to receive a refund for Drop In Units or Change in Tuition Fee Category.

1. WITHDRAWING FROM ALL CLASSES
To officially withdraw, you must complete and file a Withdrawal Form at the Student Service Counter, LSN Hall, first floor lobby.

Forms are available from Fall Spring
Student Service Counter until September 9 February 3
Academic Advising Office beginning September 12 February 6

Deadline to Withdraw and receive 100% refund (-$10.00)

Fall August 26
Spring January 20

NOTE: After this date students are eligible to receive a pro-rated refund only if withdrawing from all classes.

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2. DROP IN UNITS
Resident students who drop units from full-time to half-time and non-resident students who drop units by the campus add/drop deadline will receive a refund of the difference in tuition fees and/or applicable non-resident tuition.

Deadline for Drop In Units/Change in Tuition Fee Category

Fall September 9
Spring February 3

NOTE: Resident students who drop from full to half-time after this date are not eligible to receive a refund. Non-Resident students who drop units after this date are not eligible to receive a refund. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with policies and procedures concerning add/drop and refund deadlines.

3. PARKING REFUND SCHEDULE

Time Limits Amount of Refund
Fall Spring
May 2 - Aug 26 by January 20 $159.00
August 27 - Sept 23 Jan 23 - Feb 24 $119.00
Sept 24 - Oct 21 Feb 27 - March 30 $80.00
Oct 22 - Nov 18 April 2 - April 27 $40.00

No Auto or Motorcycle Refunds after 11/18/2011 for Fall and 4/27/2012 for Spring

Motorcycles Amount of Refund
Fall Spring
May 2 - Aug 26 by January 20 $40.00
August 27 - Sept 23 Jan 23 - Feb 24 $30.00
Sept 24 - Oct 21 Feb 27 - March 30 $20.00
Oct 22 - Nov 18 April 2 - April 27 $10.00
 

NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR WEEKLY PERMITS

Extenuating Circumstances: Students who believe they have extenuating circumstances that warrant a refund after the published deadlines must submit an Application for Refund with a complete explanation of the circumstances and any supporting documentation to the Student Financial Services Center.

The Application Fee, Installment Fee, Reenrollment Fee, and Late Registration Fee are NOT refundable.

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FINANCIAL AID REFUND/RETURN OF TITLE IV AID

A student who receives aid and withdraws, drops out, is expelled, etc., during or after the first day of instruction will be reviewed in accordance with the Federal Title IV Return of Title IV Policy.

Federal regulations require using the pro rata calculation if the student withdrew on or before the 60% date of the enrollment period.

Students who withdraw after the 60% date will have refunds calculated in accordance with the policy, referenced in California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Sections 41802 (resident) and 41913 (non-resident).

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 (i.e., 0.00 GPA resulting from “W” or “WU” grade), the unofficial withdrawal date used will be the mid-point of the payment period for which aid was disbursed or a 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. Sacramento State must determine if the disbursement was greater than the student’s living expenses up to the withdrawal date.

Additional information concerning the Return of Title IV calculations is available in the Financial Aid Office.