Tuition & 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).
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Fall Semester 2020
Spring Semester 2021
Will tuition and mandatory student fees change for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021?
In accordance with CSU policy, tuition will not change if instruction is delivered by alternative means (virtually) for any part of an academic year. All CSU campuses will be virtual for fall 2020 and Spring 2021, except for limited, essential in-person courses, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given that students will receive academic credit for courses taken, as well as support services such as registration, financial aid and academic advising, there will be no reduction in the tuition amount.
Campus mandatory fees, such as the health fee that provides students medical and counseling services, will continue as well. (Fresno State charges the lowest amount of mandatory campus fees of any of the 23 CSU campuses.)
The campus is not able to refund or prorate campus-based mandatory fees because they cover annual fixed expenses that the University continues to incur during the pandemic — such as student-life programs (many of which continue to be provided virtually), facility repairs and maintenance utilities, employee wages and benefits, and debt service.
These fees also support student government programs (ASI), academic retention and support, and progress towards degree completion.
Students pay campus mandatory fees regardless of whether they are studying full-time, part-time, online or studying abroad.