Student Success Fee

The Student Success Fee, authorized by Chancellor White in spring 2014, provides critical resources to assist in improving student graduation and success.

The approved fee was implemented over five academic years beginning in spring 2015 at a semester term rate of $35, with incremental increases of $35 per term through fall 2018. Beginning in fall 2018 and remaining constant thereafter, the Student Success Fees semester term rate is $280, or $560 per academic year.

The fee allows the university to invest in support of activities, faculty, staff, equipment, and facilities that directly impact CSUDH students. The following are examples of some of the priorities identified by students, faculty, and staff for use of these funds:

  • Upgraded classrooms, laboratories, equipment, and other instructional space
  • Increased course offerings to facilitate graduation
  • Additional academic advisors
  • Additional faculty to expand and support programs and course offerings
  • Expanded tutoring hours & subjects covered
  • Increased service learning & civic engagement opportunities
  • Increased joint student faculty research opportunities
  • Improved library resources including student access to e-resources and e-learning
  • Strengthened career development services for students
  • Enhanced graduate school preparation
  • Increased student internships, domestic and international
  • Additional staff to increase student support services such as veteran’s programs, women’s resource center, diversity programs, etc.
  • Upgraded computer labs, software, and IT support
  • Increased funding for intercollegiate athletics
  • Enhanced student leadership development programs

Transparency and Accountability

Transparency and accountability are key attributes in the allocation and use of CSUDH student success fee revenue.

  • Recommendations on student success fee allocations are made annually to the President by the University Budget Committee. In order to assist in providing broader student representation in the recommended allocation of these funds, two additional student representatives were added to the University Budget committee, including one graduate student. All actions taken by the University Budget Committee and the President, including actions related to student success fee recommendations and allocations are reported to the campus on the University Budget Committee website. 
  • The CSUDH Student Fee Advisory Committee assists in monitoring use of all student fees, including student success fee resources. Annually, the student fee advisory committee reviews projected and actual student fee revenue, evaluates proposals, and recommends adjustments to new student fees to the President. The Student Fee Advisory Committee is comprised of seven students appointed by the ASI President and six additional at-large members selected from faculty, staff, and administrators. New and adjusted fees are published online on the University’s student financial services website for implementation the following fall semester or later.

A Message on Student 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 system-wide 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).

Tuition Increase
The Board of Trustees approved a tuition increase at their March 21-22, 2017 board meeting. Details about the approved fees can be found here.

Student Success Accountability Reports

FY 2018-2019

FY 2017-2018

FY 2016-2017

FY 2015-2016

FY 2014-15