STUDENT CHARGES/FEES per semester for academic year Fall 2014 - Spring 2015
(as of 1/21/14)*

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Description of Tuition and Other Mandatory Student Charges/Fees

Fees Description
Tuition Fee The Tuition Fee is a CSU system-wide mandatory fee, set and approved by the CSU Board of Trustees, and used to support basic instruction and other mandatory university costs. It is a CSU Category I fee, which is charged at the same rate and for the same purpose at all campuses and must be paid to attend the university
Non-Resident Tuition Fee
(if applicable)
Charged to non-resident students, to cover the full cost of education. No state support is provided for non-resident students
Professional Program Fee
(if applicable)
Charged only to students enrolled in required courses in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program
CSU Category II
(Campus Based) Fees
At Sonoma State University all of the Campus Based Fees below (CSU Category II fees) are subject to increase each academic year based on the Bay Area Consumer Price Index (following 2001 student referendum).
Associated Students Fee This fee was established by California Education Code and supported by student referendum. It supports the student body organization established to provide a variety of programs, services and organizations to enhance the student experience. Examples of these activities include Associated Students Productions (ASP) events, Student Government, Join Us Making Progress (JUMP), the Children's School, and funding for many student clubs. See AS website for additional information.
Consolidated Services Fee This fee consolidated several previously charged miscellaneous administrative services and document related fees for such things as transcripts, diploma, initial I.D. card, and graduation.
Counseling and
Psychological Services
(CAPS) Fee
This fee was enacted in response to a CSU Executive Order which requires a certain level of mental health services to be provided on the campus. The required basic services supported by this fee include: counseling/psychotherapy, suicide and personal violence services, emergency/crisis services, outreach, mental health consultation, and referral resources. In addition this fee supports the crisis advocacy services for the campus. See CAPS website for additional information.
Health Facilities Fee This fee exists under the authority of the California Education Code, with the current fee level supported by student referendum to specifically fund the acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance and repair of the Student Health Center facility. See Student Health Center website for additional information.
Instructionally Related
Activities Fee
This fee was supported by student referendum and provides funding for programs related to instruction such as Athletics, the Center for Performing Arts, the Library, and the Children’s School. Additionally, the IRA fee supports many other student activities, including sports clubs and the STAR student newspaper.
Student Health Fee This fee exists under the authority of the California Education Code and was supported by student referendum to more reliably fund the availability, staffing, supplies and operation of the Student Health Center. This includes the availability of student access to basic health services such as outpatient primary medical care for illness and injury; health maintenance and preventive services; first aid; pharmacy, lab, and x-ray services; health education; campus public health services; medical disaster and disease outbreak response; and other health related functions. See Student Health Center website for additional information.
Student Union Fee This fee was supported by student referendum and supports the financing, construction, maintenance, student programming, and operation of student body facilities, such as the Student Center and the Recreation Center. See Student Center and Recreation Center websites for additional information.
Student charges/fees required of UNDERGRADUATE Students per semester:
Type of Charges 1-6 Units/Semester 7+ Units/Semester
Tuition Fee $1,587 $2,736
Campus-based Fees $902 $902
Undergraduate (TOTAL) $2,489 $3,638
Student charges/fees required of POSTBACCALAUREATE students per semester:
Type of Charges 1-6 Units/Semester 7+ Units/Semester
Tuition Fee $1,953 $3,369
Campus-based Fees $902 $902
Postbaccalaureate (TOTAL) $2,855 $4,271

Note: MBA candidates see Professional Program fee below.

Student charges/fees required of CREDENTIAL students per semester:
Type of Charges 1-6 Units/Semester 7+ Units/Semester
Tuition Fee $1,842 $3,174
Campus-based Fees $902 $902
Credential (Total) $2,744 $4,076

NOTE: Credential Students are identified as students seeking an initial Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Special Education teaching credential (preliminary, clear, Level I, or Level II) admitted to a credential program with classified or conditionally classified status.

Campus-based Fees
List of campus-based fees:
Campus-based Fees** 1-6 Units/Semester 7+ Units/Semester
Associated Students Fee $99 $99
Consolidated Service Fee $16 $16
Couns & Psych Services (CAPS) Fee $53 $53
Health Facilities Fee $16 $16
Instructionally Related Activities Fee $223 $223
Student Health Fee $131$131
Student Union Fee $364 $364
Total Campus-based Fees $902 $902

* As 1/16/14, the CSU Board of Trustees made no adjustments to 2014/15 Tuition Fees. Thus, 2014/15 tuition fee rates continue
to remain at the same level as 2011/12 rates.

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.

** 2.2% Campus-based Fees increase in Fall 2014 based on CPI for Greater Bay Area for 2013 calendar year. Methodology for annual adjustment approved by student referendum in April 2001.

List of Factors for Future Considerations of Fee Changes per AB 970 adopted via CSU BOT resolution 3/20/13:

$150 per semester increase in Student Union Fee beginning Fall 2013 as a result of approved student fee referendum for new
Student Center and approved by President Armiñana. Wording in the referendum states that the fee increase would occur no
earlier than Fall 2012. Date of implementation of fee has been delayed commensurate with delay in construction and
completion of the building. Bond financing for Student Center project approved by CSU BOT 11/16/11.

Per Executive Order No. 1042, beginning in fall 2010, for each adjustment made by trustee action to hc State University Fee
for graduate students, an equal adjustment will be made to the graduate professional business Category I fee.
link to EO:

Term Tuition Fee used in place of State University Fee following approval at 11/10/10 CSU BOT and guidelines in CSU
Executive Order 1054:

The applicable per term tuition fee schedules are provided on the Budget Office website:

Additional Fees:

  • Non-residential Tuition Fee (per unit): $372. (See for determination of residence for nonresident tuition purposes.)
  • Professional Program Fee (MBA) (per unit): $254. Applied to required courses in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

Other Student Charges/Fees (tentative)

List of other fees and charges
Type of feeCost
ACT-Residual: ACT-Residual Test30
Alcohol and Other Drug Intervention: Level I65
Alcohol and Other Drug Intervention: Level II65
Alumni Placement-Career Planning/Job Search25
Application Fee †55
Arts & Hum Single Subject Eval60
Bilingual Education Program, Test for Spanish and Culture:35
Bio Feedback Training15/75
Chemistry Eyeglasses4
Counseling Transcript Evaluation25 - 50
Credential Processing & Evaluation25
Credential Processing Non-SSU Applicants40
Credential Out of State Verification 15
Credential Subject Matter Authorization Eval 15
Dishonored Check or Credit Card Fee (returned for any cause) 20
Failure to meet administratively required appointment or time limit20
Hlth Ctr/Pharmacy/Lab Service Cost
Items lost or broken, or damage to the University property Cost
Late Registration 25
Lost Keys25 - 400
Major/Minor Finder Test 5
Meyers-Briggs Test10 - 16
Modern Language Lab Fee10
Modern Language Prof. Exam 50
Musical Equipment Deposit 20
Musical Instru./Audio/Visual Eq.25
PE Lost EquipmentCost
PE Towel/Locker Use (optional)10
RICA Exam Review (SSU students)35
RICA Exam Review (non-SSU students)50
Soc. Sci. Subject Matter Prop. 60
Strong Interest Inventory20
Studio Arts Cleaning and Safety Equipment Fee10

†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.

Deposits for locker keys and breakage required in some laboratory courses. These deposits are refundable in whole or part. If deposits are not required, charges may be made against the student for undue breakage or failure to clear locker and/or return key.

Specific Course Fees (tentative):

Payable when service is rendered. Students have the option of obtaining materials or services for specific courses from sources other than the university, so long as they meet the instructional requirements. The following are fees specific to the course you will be taking.

List of course fees
ARTH 212A/B15
ARTH 36336
ARTS 10320
ARTS 10420
ARTS 210, 310 62
ARTS 20435
ARTS 208, 30845
ARTS 210,310 62
ARTS 220, 320, 42010
ARTS 229, 329, 42961
ARTS 230, 330, 43061
ARTS 236, 336, 43650
ARTS 24554
ARTS 298, 49825
ARTS 304, 40435
ARTS 335, 43568
ARTS 340, 44054
ARTS 342, 44285
ARTS 382, 48254
ARTS 400 30
ARTS 43261
ARTS 45745
ARTS 45845
ARTS 496 (Field Trip)cost
BIOL 130A15
BIOL 130B30
BIOL 22090
BIOL 31430
BIOL 33030
BIOL 33825
BIOL 35030
BIOL 46520
BIOL 50240
CALS 31010
CHEM 102 25
CHEM 105 25
CHEM 115 A/B 25
CHEM 255 25
CHEM 232 25
CHEM 316 35
CHEM 335A 35
CHEM 336 35
CHEM 401 35
CHEM 402 35
CHEM 441 35
COMS 385 (1-2 units)25
COMS 385 (3-4 units)50
COUN 511Bup to 25
ECON 454100
ENSP 323 15
ENSP 37520
ENSP 411 A/B40
ENSP 430/44030
ENSP 444up to 250
GEOG 312225 for 1 unit
320 for 2 units
GEOG 31410 for 1 unit
35 for 2 units
GEOG 318 up to 200
GEOG 36010
GEOL 10212
GEOL 120130
GEOL 304175
GEOL 308195
GEOL 312185
GEOL 418175
GEOL 420195
GEOL 496125
KIN 342 10
LIBS 101/102up to 100
LIBS 201/202up to 100
LIBS 36015
NURS 301160
NURS 30325
NURS 50925
NURS 54925
NURS 550A25
POLS 345350
THAR 300 (Field Trip)120

Library Fees (tentative):

Overdue fees:

  • $0.25 per day on 28-day loan items ($10 maximum fine per item).

Overdue fees for reserve materials ($25 maximum fine per item):

  • 2 hrs.....$1 an hour
  • 1 day.....$5 a day
  • 3 days....$5 a day
  • 7 days....$5 a day

Overdue fees for media items:

  • Audiocassettes.....$1 a day
  • Compact discs, CD-Roms, Videos, DVDs, Laser Discs, Slides, Film Strips.....$1 a day
  • Laptops, phonography key, wireless card, headphones.....$1 an hour

Miscellaneous fees:

  • Community Borrower Card.... $10/3 mo
  • Friends of the Library Card..... VARIES

Parking Fees (tentative):

Type of parking fee and cost:

  • Auto, reserved, per semester.....$262
  • Auto, non-reserved, per semester.....$94
  • Motorcycle, per semester.....$22
  • Daily Permit.....$5.00