Tuition & Fees

Cancellation for non-payment of fees

Failure to pay all outstanding Fall 2015 tuition and fees by August 7, 2015 will result in cancellation of all your classes.

You will not be cancelled if you have enough pending financial aid posted to your student account that will cover ALL your term fees. Any fee waiver, a third party authorization or HSU Installment Plan must be submitted to the Student Financial Service Office prior to the fee deadline. For registration activity after August 7, 2015, fees are due within 72 hours.

Registration Fees

Please click on a term to view fees

Fall Term 2015

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 fees, 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

Undergraduate Fees for Fall Term 2015
Description 0-6 Units Amount 6.1+ Units Amount
Tuition Fee $1,587 $2,736
Materials, Services & Facilities Fee $79 $158
Instructionally Related Activities Fee $201 $337
Student Body Association Fee $59 $59
Campus Union Fee $93 $93
Health Facilities Fee $3 $3
Student Health Fee $210 $210
Student Involvement Fee (optional) $2 $2
Total $2,234 $3,598
Teacher Credential Fees for Fall Term 2015
Description 0-6 Units Amount 6.1+ Units Amount
Tuition Fee $1,842 $3,174
Materials, Services & Facilities Fee $79 $158
Instructionally Related Activities Fee $201 $337
Student Body Association Fee $59 $59
Campus Union Fee $93 $93
Health Facilities Fee $3 $3
Student Health Fee $210 $210
Student Involvement Fee (optional) $2 $2
Total $2,489 $4,036
Graduate Fees for Fall Term 2015
Description 0-6 Units Amount 6.1+ Units Amount
Tuition Fee $1,953 $3,369
Materials, Services & Facilities Fee $79 $158
Instructionally Related Activities Fee $201 $337
Student Body Association Fee $59 $59
Campus Union Fee $93 $93
Health Facilities Fee $3 $3
Student Health Fee $210 $210
Student Involvement Fee (optional) $2 $2
Total $2,600 $4,231
Western Undergraduate Exchange Fees for Fall Term 2015
Description 0-6 Units Amount 6.1+ Units Amount
Tuition Fee $2,381 $4,104
Materials, Services & Facilities Fee $79 $158
Instructionally Related Activities Fee $201 $337
Student Body Association Fee $59 $59
Campus Union Fee $93 $93
Health Facilities Fee $3 $3
Student Health Fee $210 $210
Student Involvement Fee (optional) $2 $2
Total $3,028 $4,966

Instructionally Related Activities (IRA)

The IRA fee is charged to students as one fee, but is distributed in the following manner:

  • 0-6 Units: IRA Rate $201.00
    • Athletics = $156.51
    • HEIF (Humboldt Energy Independence Fund) = $8.00
    • IRA Committee = $19.18
    • Jack Pass = $17.31
  • 6.1+ Units: IRA Rate $337.00
    • Athletics = $262.41
    • HEIF (Humboldt Energy Independence Fund) = $13.41
    • IRA Committee = $32.16
    • Jack Pass = $29.02

Material, Service and Facilities Fee

This fee supports supplemental instruction material above the basic classroom level. It provides a greater learning experience for students.

Health Services Fee

The Health Services Fee is a mandatory campus based fee initiated by the student body to support the operation of on-campus health and counseling services. This service is available and provided for all students even if they have private health insurance.

Student Body Association Fee (ASB)

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

Health Facilities Fee

The Health Facilities Fee provides funds for the repair and maintenance of the University Health Center building and equipment.

Campus Union Fee

The Campus Union Fee, also referred to as the Student Body Center Fee, is used to manage the student center and to make debt service payments on the bond that covered the construction costs of the campus union building and recreation center.

Professional Program Fee

This charge is on a per unit basis in addition to the registration fees (and nonresident tuition fee, if applicable) for the graduate business programs.

per unit $254

Nonresident Tuition Fee

Nonresident Tuition Fee is charged on a per unit basis in addition to the registration fees for ALL Non-California resident students.

per unit $372

Students enrolled in postbaccalaureate programs fall under the graduate fee schedule.

Students who register late are charged a non-refundable late registration fee of $25.

Spring Term 2015

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 fees, 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

Undergraduate Fees for Spring Term 2015
Description 0-6 Units Amount 6.1+ Units Amount
Tuition Fee $1,587 $2,736
Materials, Services & Facilities Fee $77 $153
Instructionally Related Activities Fee $201 $337
Student Body Association Fee $56 $56
Campus Union Fee $92 $92
Health Facilities Fee $3 $3
Student Health Fee $204 $204
Total $2,220 $3,581
Teacher Credential Fees for Spring Term 2015
Description 0-6 Units Amount 6.1+ Units Amount
Tuition Fee $1,842 $3,174
Materials, Services & Facilities Fee $77 $153
Instructionally Related Activities Fee $201 $337
Student Body Association Fee $56 $56
Campus Union Fee $92 $92
Health Facilities Fee $3 $3
Student Health Fee $204 $204
Total $2,475 $4,019
Graduate Fees for Spring Term 2015
Description 0-6 Units Amount 6.1+ Units Amount
Tuition Fee $1,953 $3,369
Materials, Services & Facilities Fee $77 $153
Instructionally Related Activities Fee $201 $337
Student Body Association Fee $56 $56
Campus Union Fee $92 $92
Health Facilities Fee $3 $3
Student Health Fee $204 $204
Total $2,586 $4,214
Western Undergraduate Exchange Fees for Spring Term 2015
Description 0-6 Units Amount 6.1+ Units Amount
Tuition Fee $2,381 $4,104
Materials, Services & Facilities Fee $77 $153
Instructionally Related Activities Fee $201 $337
Student Body Association Fee $56 $56
Campus Union Fee $92 $92
Health Facilities Fee $3 $3
Student Health Fee $204 $204
Total $3,014 $4,949

Instructionally Related Activities (IRA)

The IRA fee is charged to students as one fee, but is distributed in the following manner:

  • 0-6 Units: IRA Rate $201.00
    • Athletics = $156.51
    • HEIF (Humboldt Energy Independence Fund) = $8.00
    • IRA Committee = $19.18
    • Jack Pass = $17.31
  • 6.1+ Units: IRA Rate $337.00
    • Athletics = $262.41
    • HEIF (Humboldt Energy Independence Fund) = $13.41
    • IRA Committee = $32.16
    • Jack Pass = $29.02

Material, Service and Facilities Fee

This fee supports supplemental instruction material above the basic classroom level. It provides a greater learning experience for students.

Health Services Fee

The Health Services Fee is a mandatory campus based fee initiated by the student body to support the operation of on-campus health and counseling services. This service is available and provided for all students even if they have private health insurance.

Student Body Association Fee (ASB)

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

Health Facilities Fee

The Health Facilities Fee provides funds for the repair and maintenance of the University Health Center building and equipment.

Campus Union Fee

The Campus Union Fee, also referred to as the Student Body Center Fee, is used to manage the student center and to make debt service payments on the bond that covered the construction costs of the campus union building and recreation center.

Professional Program Fee

This charge is on a per unit basis in addition to the registration fees (and nonresident tuition fee, if applicable) for the graduate business programs.

per unit $254

Nonresident Tuition Fee

Nonresident Tuition Fee is charged on a per unit basis in addition to the registration fees (and Professional Program Fee, if applicable) for Non-California resident students.

per unit $372

Students enrolled in post baccalaureate programs fall under the graduate fee schedule.

Students who register late are charged a non-refundable late registration fee of $25.

Summer Term 2015

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 fees, 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

Summer session will be operated through the Office of Extended Ed. For questions regarding add/drop, refunds or registration please see the Extended Ed website.

Failure to pay all outstanding Summer 2015 tuition and fees by May 18, 2015 will result in the cancellation of your classes.

Summer Session classes begin Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Please contact the Office of Extended Education for more information.

Undergraduate Fees for Summer Term 2015
Description  
Tuition Fee $289 per unit

Other Fees

A break down of other fees
Fee Breakdown Amount
Administrative charge for withdrawing or dropping to lower fee category $27.00
Application fee $55.00
Application for graduation (diploma/commencement) $60.00
Check/e-check returned fee $25.00
Replacement diploma/cover $25.00
Failure to meet administratively required appointment or time limit fee $2-30.00
Humboldt Orientation Program Fee $50.00
Identification card fee (or replacement) $5.00
Late registration fee $25.00
Parking Fee (per Semester)
Automobiles $157.50
Motorcycles, Motorized Bicycles $40.00
Transcript
First Transcript $4.00
2nd through 10th transcript, prepared at same time as first, each $2.00
additional copies over 10, prepared at same time as first, each $1.00

 

Additional Fee Info

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How to Pay

Fees may be paid:

MAIL:

You may pay all registration, tuition, course fees, on-campus housing, and short term loans by mail. Mail to:

Humboldt State University
Student Financial Services - Cashiers
#1 Harpst Street, Suite 285
Arcata, CA 95521-8279

Make your check or money order payable to Humboldt State University (HSU). Include the following information on your check or money order:

  • Print your full name
  • HSU ID number
  • Do not mail cash

ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS:

Payments can be made on-line through your student account via myHumboldt https://cas.humboldt.edu/cas/

E-Check

Payments for tuition and fees can be made via electronic check directly from your checking account with no service fee.

Credit Card

Credit card payments are accepted on-line for any outstanding fee. The cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. There is a 2.75% service fee for using this payment method.

IN PERSON:

You may also pay in person at SFS - Cashiers Office on the second floor of the SBS Building, during normal business hours.

Note that students whose registration fees are paid by financial aid are responsible for paying the difference by the deadlines if the aid award does not cover all charges. For more information about the application of financial aid awards to charges, refer to Financial Aid Checks within these pages.

We do not accept payments over the phone.

Installment Payment Plans (IPP)

The University offers various installment payment plans for the fall and spring term which will cover tuition and/or campus-based fees, or nonresident tuition.

Tuition Fee Payment Plan - Non-Financial Aid Recipients

This plan allows for the Tuition fee to be paid in three payments. A non-refundable $33 administrative fee is required. The first payment is due at the Cashier’s Office by August 7, 2015. The 2nd and 3rd payments are due October 1st and November 1st respectively.

Tuition Only Payment Plan - Financial Aid Recipients

This plan allows for the Tuition only to be paid in three payments. This plan is intended for students who are receiving at least $845 or more in financial aid. The tuition fee will be deferred into three (3) equal payments due September 1st, October 1st and November 1st respectively leaving the campus based fees of $845 in total on the student’s account until their financial aid disbursement. No initial payment is required but there must be sufficient aid to pay all campus based fees. A non-refundable $33 administrative fee will be applied equally to all installments.

Campus Based Fees Only Payment Plan - Financial Aid Recipients

This plan is available to students receiving a State University Grant (SUG) or a Cal Grant. This plan allows for campus based fees to be paid in two (2) payments. A non-refundable $33 administrative fee will be applied equally to all installments. Payments are due on September 1st and October 1st.

To take advantage of these installment plans, students can contact Student Financial Services at (707) 826-6789 to obtain and execute an agreement or download a copy of the agreement from below. Agreements must be executed prior to the fee payment deadline at the SFS Cashier’s Office on the 2nd floor of the SBS Building. The terms of this agreement is superseded by disbursement of any financial aid. A $30 late payment fee will be assessed for each installment paid after the due date.

As with any fee payment deadline, failure to pay as agreed subjects the student to a late payment fee, a hold placed on the student account, and collection action. Collection action includes collection agency referral and/or small claims court, where the student will be responsible for all applicable collection and/or court costs.

 

Nonresident Tuition Payment Plan

The Education Code allows a non-resident student to pay the required non-resident tuition on an installment basis; limited to three equal payments. A 15% administrative fee will be assessed to the total non-resident fee amount. All campus based fees, tuition and course fees must be paid prior to executing this agreement.

Non-resident students who wish to use the tuition installment plan must go to the SFS–Cashiers Office in the SBS Building Room 285 to sign an agreement. At that time you will be required to pay registration and tuition fees in full.

 

Deadlines

Deadlines for payment of tuition fees are as follows:

Deadlines for Fall Term 2015
Fall Term 2015 Payment Deadline
If registered by August 7, 2015 Friday, August 7, 2015
If registered after August 7, 2015 Fees due within 72 hours

Failure to pay all outstanding tuition and fees by the due date will result in cancellation of your classes.

You will not be cancelled if you have sufficient financial aid to cover ALL your term fees.

OR:

You have submitted one of the following documents to Student Financial Services:

  • HSU installment plan agreement
  • Fee waiver authorization
  • Third party authorization

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all forms have been submitted to the appropriate office prior to the fee deadline.

Refunds

A student who withdraws from the university, drops to a lower fee category or has a campus fee or fine reversed on their student account, may be eligible for a refund.
Refunds will first be applied to any outstanding debt owed to the University.
To obtain a refund, submit the “Request for Refund” form to Student Financial Services-Cashier’s Office. Refunds will be processed within 14 days.

The Application Fee, Installment Fee, Late Registration Fee and Administration Fee are NOT refundable. Students who OFFICIALLY withdraw or drop units within the published deadlines do not need to complete a Request for Refund as refunds will automatically be issued.

Students who believe they have extenuating circumstances that warrant a refund after the published deadlines must submit a “Request for Refund” with a complete explanation of the circumstances and any supporting documentation to the Student Financial Services Center.

The following are the deadlines for Fall Term 2015.

Schedule Adjustments

Students who change their unit load to a lower fee category, e.g., nonresident students who drop units or resident students who drop from full time to part time, must do so on or before September 21, 2015 in order to receive a refund, less a $27 administrative charge. No refunds will be given for units dropped after this date. Note: units added after this date are charged at regular rates.

Withdraw from the University

To receive a full refund of fees, less a $27 administrative charge, students must withdraw from all classes by August 23, 2015.

To officially withdraw from the University, please contact the Office of the Registrar on the 1st floor of the Student Business Services Building (SBS) or (707)826-4101.

Students who withdraw from the university or drop all registered units on or after the first day of instruction and before the 60% point in the semester, October 26, 2015, will receive an automatic refund of a portion of their fees, less a $27 administrative charge. The refund will be prorated based on the number of calendar days that the student was enrolled and the total number of days in the semester.

NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to properly withdraw from the university if they do not plan to attend. Non attendance does not relieve students of any debt incurred due to registration activity. Students that withdraw from the university will owe the $27 administrative fee, and may also owe any non-refundable fees already assessed to their account plus registration and tuition fees, which are calculated based on their withdrawal date.

In cases where student are withdrawing from a prior term they will be required to submit a Petition of Tuition and Fees in order to have their tuition and fees adjusted. This petition cannot be submitted until a withdrawal has been approved by the Office of the Registrar.

The refund will be automatically calculated and a refund check will be mailed to the student’s current mailing address. Students enrolled in Direct Deposit, will have their refunds deposited to their bank account. See the Student Electronic Funds Transfer page to sign up for direct deposit. Please Note: If payment was made by credit card, the refund will be credited to the credit card used to process the payment.

Financial Aid Recipients (Return of Title IV Aid)

A student who receives aid and drops units, withdraws, drops out, is expelled, etc., during or after the first day of instruction will be reviewed in accordance with the Federal Title IV Return of Title IV Policy. Federal regulations require using the pro rata calculation if the student withdrew on or before the 60% date of the enrollment period.

Generally, if fees are paid by financial aid and the student withdraws from the University before the 60% date, the financial aid will be returned to the Federal Title IV Financial Aid program. A repayment situation may occur when a student receives aid in excess of their tuition and fees and then drops units or ceases attendance. The student will be required to return the fund directly to the University.

If you receive a State University Grant or a Cal Grant that paid your tuition fee, you are not eligible for a refund.

Student should contact Student Financial Services regarding fee refunds and return of financial aid.

Third Party Sponsorship

Student Financial Services (SFS) will defer payment for sponsored students and will bill an external agency for registration fees, non-resident tuition, and course fees. SFS has the right to refuse an authorization to bill an agency or deferment of fee payment for a student pending receipt of payment from a third party sponsor, due to previous refusal to pay, extended collection efforts, or other reasons.

Sponsored students must submit an authorization to bill, letter of sponsorship, purchase order, etc. to Student Financial Services by the registration fee payment deadline for each semester. Failure to submit the authorization by the fee payment deadline may result in a late fee being added to the student’s account or disenrollment for non-payment. If a late fee is added, it cannot be billed to the agency, but must be paid by the student.

Agencies are invoiced immediately following the add/drop period (fourth week of classes). Students should be enrolled in all classes for the semester at the end of the add/drop period and are financially responsible for any fees charged to their account due to added classes, etc., after the agency bill has been mailed. In the event an agency has not paid all fees by the tenth week of any semester, the student becomes responsible for those charges and is not able to enroll in classes for a new semester until previous semester charges are paid in full by either the agency or the student.