Student Affairs

Campus Quality Fee Appendix F.2

for the Campus Quality Fee
  2008-09 Projected 2009-10 Projected 2010-11 Projected 2011-12* Projected 2012-13* Projected
Total Fees Collected: $2,625,000 $5,416,500 $7,328,600 $8,025,600 $8,270,800
Use of Fees Collected:          
Eliminate Course fees $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Advancements in technology $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
IRA-type support $500,000 $ - $ - $ - $ -
Student support services $200,000 $700,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Student allocation $250,000 $250,000 $250,000 $ - $ -
Campus spirit/athletics $ - $ - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Athletic scholarships**   $1,600,000 $1,600,000 $1,600,000 $1,600,000
Athletic equipment & facilities     $400,000 $400,000 $400,000
Subtotal of Uses $2,950,000 $5,050,000 $7,250,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000
Net Balance $(325,000)*** $366,500 $78,600 $1,025,600 $1,270,800

* To accommodate inflation and provide operational stability to items noted above, beginning in 2011/12, we will be increasing the fee by $2/year with the resulting 60% calculation applied to summer term.

**These funds will release an equivalent amount of money from the Associated Students (AS) budget that has supported athletic scholarships based upon prior AS Athletic Fee Referenda and as modified by the AS Board of Directors, November 2001. Through negotiation with AS, the university will seek a binding agreement to permanently direct to the IRA fund $1,000,000, $200,000 to the student athlete’s scholarship fund, and $300,000 to be maintained by AS and allocated in accordance with the process established by the Board of Directors.

***University will cover projected shortfall in first year



  • Students will have decisionmaking authority over a large pool of funds in order to fund programs and services they deem most important.
  • The proposed fee will eliminate course specific fees while providing improvements in course-related equipment and materials and allow for more course sections to be offered.
  • The proposed fee will allow CSUN to provide greater access to and assistance with technology as well as maintain currency with technological advances.
  • The proposed fee will increase student access to critical support services that may not be or are not available otherwise.
  • The proposed fee increase will increase allocations to instructionally related activities receiving partial funding and provide access for activities not currently funded. Additionally, the increase in IRA funding will reduce student out-of-pocket expense associated with instructionally related activities.
  • The proposed fee increase will strengthen the athletic program and provide needed support for the athletes thereby contributing to campus spirit.
  • The fee increase reduces the need for consideration of future fee increases for Associated Students, and the IRA Fund.
  • The proposed fee increase over three years will provide nearly $7,300,000 in direct benefit to students.


  • Increasing campus-based fees at a time when there is the possibility of a state university fee increase may be a financial burden that some students may not be able to afford.
  • Not all students take courses with lab fees or instructionally related activity expenses; they do not receive benefits from a fee to off-set individual costs.
  • The campus already has sufficient computing labs, wireless access, and access to help; adding more is just wasting money.
  • Students should be able to take care of themselves if they are in college. Emphasis should not be on increasing support services.
  • Some students only come to campus to attend class and earn a degree. They do not attend athletic events and do not care about campus spirit.
  • The students who will decide on the allocations may spend the money in ways other students disapprove of.
  • Students only control a small proportion of the fee.
  • Many students will not directly benefit from the fee increase.


In order to seek the greatest possible input, the following forums have been scheduled. Please attend the session that’s most appropriate for you.

April 7th
Associated Students & USU Board of Directors
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Oviatt Library Presentation Room

April 14th
Presidents of Student Clubs and Organizations
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Jacaranda Hall, Room 3520

April 16th
EOP Program Participants
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Jacaranda Hall, Room 3520

April 17th
IRA Funded Participants
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Live Oak Hall, Room 1117

April 21st
Open Forum for Students
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Jacaranda Hall, Room 3520

April 22nd
Open Forum for Faculty and Staff
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Live Oak Hall, Room 1117

April 22nd
Open Forum for Students
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Oviatt Library, Room 025 (Garden Level)