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Tuition & Fees

Students are required to pay tuition and other fees (as indicated in the text and tables below), course fees, and nonresident/foreign tuition. General authority governing most fees is contained in the California Education Code, Sections 89700 and 89724. 

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Tuition and Fees


FEES Description (Authority)
Bulldog Card Fee

Charge made to recover the cost of making and issuing permanent campus ID Card.

(Board of Trustees by Education Code Section 89700. Chancellor's Delegated Authority by: References Title V, Section 41800. Standing Orders Ch III, Section 6(i).)

Health Center Facility Fee

Used to support the leasing and construction of Student Health Center. Fee does not apply to Extension. (Board of Trustees by, EducationCode Section 89700. References: Title V, Section 41800.)

Health Service Fee

Services include: Primary medical care of acute and subacute conditions, illnesses, and injuries; Physical Examinations; Family Planning; Clinical Laboratory diagnostics; Diagnostic x-rays; Health education; Immunization; Evaluation and counseling for individual health problems; and the preparation and maintenance of professional medical records. The Health Center also provides public health support to the campus, and pharmacy services including the provision of drugs and pharmaceuticals at actual acquisition cost plus a minimal dispensing fee. Emergency first aid available to all persons while on the campus, or campus activities if a campus physician is in attendance.

(Board of Trustees by, Education Code Section 41800.)

Instructionally Related Activities Fee

Established to reduce Associated Students responsibility for financial support of instructionally related activities. This fee is campus-based paid by all students according to a fee schedule that is recommended by the Campus President and approved by the Chancellor. The fee supports a variety of campus programs, e.g., radio and T.V., newspaper and magazine, drama performances, concert and marching band, intercollegiate athletics, and art exhibits.

Student Academic Service Fee

Established to provide support for child care centers and to fund additional library services.
(Student Referendum of 1998, Executive Order EO 683.)

Student Body Fee

This fee supports student body organizations established for the purpose of providing essential activities closely related to, but not normally included as a part of the regular instructional program. Examples of these activities are student government, student newspapers, athletics and cultural programs.

(Board of Trustees by, Education Code Section 89300-2. Chancellor's Delegated Authority by: References: Title V, Section 41800-11 UCAM Section 3901.30(3,4).)

University Student Union Fee

This fee supports the financing, construction and operation of student body centers.

(Board of Trustees by, Education Code Section 89302-3; 90012; 90068 Chancellor's Delegated
Authority by: References: Standing Orders, Ch. III 6(d), UCAM 3901.30(4).)

Tuition Fee

The Tuition Fee is a General Fund reimbursement that does not support any specific programs. It was established to replace state funds and thereby avoid budget reductions.

(Board of Trustees by, Education Code Section 89700. References: Title V, Section Order 41800.)  As approved by the Board of Trustees 3/22/17.

SIRF (Optional)

This fee is not included in the chart above and is not charged during the Summer semester. 

Effective Fall 2015, the CSU Board of Trustee established a new $2 optional fee, the Student Involvement and Representation Fee.  This fee is charged to all students unless they choose to opt out of the fee via their student portal.  This fee is assessed fall and spring semesters.  This is used to support the student leadership, involvement, governance, and advocacy programs managed by the California State Student Association (CSSA).

If you will be using Veteren Benefits to assist with your Fresno State tuition and fees please visit the Veterans Resource Center website and contact their team for more information on eligibility criteria. 

To view a breakdown of how campus mandatory fees are allocated, click here.

To view mandatory fees for each CSU campus, click here.

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).