CSU Fee Increase FAQs

CSU Fee Increase FAQs:
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Q: What is the amount of the new fee?
A: At Cal State L.A., Winter 2003 registration fees have been adjusted to reflect the mandated increases.
* For undergraduate students enrolling in 6 or fewer units, registration fees are now $434.75 (an increase of $28)
* For undergraduates with 6.1 or more units, registration fees are now $654.75 (an increase of $48)
* For graduate or second bachelorÂ’s students enrolling in 6 or fewer units, registration fees are now $466.75 (an increase of $44)
* For graduate or second bachelor's students with 6.1 or more units, registration fees are now $708.75 (an increase of $76).

Q: Why is there a CSU fee increase?
A: Faced with the state's mid-year budget cuts, the California State University System Board of Trustees voted December 16, 2002 to increase the fees for undergraduate students by 10 percent, and for graduate students by 15 percent at all 23 CSU campuses. For more details,

go to: http://www.calstate.edu/PA/news/BOTfees2.shtml

Q: Where do I pay?
A: Pay at the Cashier's window by check or cash, or mail to the Cashier's Office. If you choose to use Smartpay credit card payments through GET, please be aware that a credit card processing fee will also apply. To check the status of your account, visit http://get.calstatela.edu and click on “Eagle I-View Sign-In” to find out how to access your personal information.

Q: What is the deadline for paying the fee?
A: The deadline for the fee payment is January 17, 2003. Please remember that the fee is mandated by the CSU, and therefore a hold will be placed on your records if the fee is not paid by that date. This means you will not be able to register for the Spring 2003 quarter or obtain transcripts until your account is cleared. Please also be aware that late fee policies remain the same.

Q: What if I receive financial aid?  Will this increase be covered?
A: If you are a financial aid recipient of a State University Grant (SUG), Cal Grant A or Cal Grant B (fee portion), the full amount of the increase will be covered. All other students will receive a statement for the balance due.

Q: Can I pay the difference for this fee increase with my Spring Quarter registration?
A: No.  Please be aware that if your payment is not received by January 17, 2003, a hold will be placed on your account.

Q: What if I have already paid for the Winter 2003 quarter?
A:
If you have paid the previous fee total, you can still register for classes. You will soon receive a billing statement showing the small difference you still owe.  Please make sure you pay any additional fees by January 17, 2003.

Q: What if someone else is paying my fee?
A: It is your responsibility to notify this party of the increase.

Q: Who can help me with other questions?
A: Call the Cashier's Office at (323) 343-3630. If you have Financial Aid questions, call the Center for Student Financial Aid at (323) 343-1784.