CSU Budget Office

Systemwide and Campus Mandatory Fees

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).

Below is information regarding mandatory fees that must be paid to attend a CSU campus. The list for the most current year may change, but is deemed reliable as of the posting date of this information. The charges do not include campus room and board charges. Room and board charges are available from the campus directly.

Academic Year Fees

2010-11 | 2009-10 | 2008-09 | 2007-08 | 2006-07

Summer Term Fees
2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006
Mandatory Campus Based Fees - PDF Format
2009-10 | 2008-09 | 2007-08 | 2006-07 | 2005-06 | 2004-05
2003-04 | 2002-03 | 2001-02 | 2000-01 | 1999-00 | 1998-99 | 1997-98 | 1996-97

Non-Resident Student Tuition
  Per Semester
Unit Fee
Per Quarter
Unit Fee
All Non-Resident Students $372 $248

Nonresident tuition is paid by nonresident students in addition to State University Fees (SUF) and campus fees.

More specific information regarding campus, financial aid, fees, and application topics can be found at Cal State Apply.

Fee History - (1990/91 through 2007/08)

The CSU Fee History table provides over ten years of CSU average academic-year resident, undergraduate student fees.