This executive order is issued under the authority granted by Education Code Sections 89035 and 89700, Standing Orders of the Board of Trustees, Section II (i), and Board of Trustees’ Resolution RFIN 05-08-04, and consonant with Executive Order Number 1034.
Effective June 26, 2008, California State University, Northridge is authorized to establish a mandatory Materials, Services and Facilities Fee at the rate of $25 for Fall 2008 and $50 Spring 2009 and will follow the schedule below thereafter.
| Academic Year
After 2012-13 the fee can only be increased by $4/academic year or $2/semester, with the summer fee amount calculated at no greater than 60 percent of the fall or spring fee amount.
Revenue from this fee will go toward the following seven (7) priorities after the review of an annual financial plan through the campus budget consultation process:
- Elimination of miscellaneous course fees for all courses, with the exception of fees for travel and field trips.
- Support for student-related technology initiatives that complement but do not duplicate technology initiatives identified in the annual state budget request for the university. These expenditures must, in addition to going through the annual campus budget consultation process, be reported annually to the California State University’s Chief Financial Officer for review and to determine compliance.
- Support for increased student support services.
- Operational support for intercollegiate athletics.
- Intercollegiate athletic scholarships.
- Funding for intercollegiate athletics equipment and facilities.
- Support for activities that fall under the definition of and statutes relating to Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) in Title 5 and the California Education code.
Revenue from this fee will replace funding from the Associated Students (AS) budget used for intercollegiate athletic scholarships. This allows for the re-direction of an equal amount of revenue within the AS budget for other initiatives.
Board of Trustees fee policy requires that the revenue generated by this fee be reviewed annually by the student fee advisory committee and reported to the Chancellor’s Office in the annual fee survey. If balances exist without an expenditure plan, the campus may be asked to reduce or suspend the fee until such time that all balances are spent on the priorities indicated in this executive order.
In accordance with Section 89721(l) of the Education Code, revenue collected from student fees shall be deposited in a local trust account.