Where Do Your Fees Go?
CSUN Student Union Fee Explained
Each semester, the CSUN Student Union Fee goes toward funding a wide variety of student-focused services, resources, programs and facilities provided by the University Student Union.
What is a Mandatory Fee?
A fee initiated by students that all enrolled students are required to pay whether they use the service or not. Mandatory fees pay for student-focused programs, services and facilities. All student union fees at CSUN have been approved by a majority vote of students via a referendum.
CSUN Student Union Fee
Programs & Services
- Computer Lab
- Diversity & Inclusion
- DREAM Center
- Meeting Rooms for the Campus Community
- Pride Center
- USU Programs
- USU Reservations & Event Services
- Veterans Resources Center
Building Maintenance & Custodial
The USU keeps its spaces clean and operational to meet the needs of the campus community. The following services are provided:
- Facility and Building Maintenance Expenses
Student Recreation Center
It’s been proven that a student’s fitness and wellness are directly correlated to academic success. The USU provides a variety of ways for Matadors to connect, play, revive and engage.
- Fitness & Exercise Programs
- Games Room
- Intramural Sports
- Membership Services
- Oasis Wellness Center
- Sunny Days Summer Camp
Major Repair and Replacement
As a popular destination for Matadors, keeping our facilities in good shape is a must. Contributions to the Major Repair and Maintenance Fund allows for new construction, renovation projects and major equipment-related purchases. This also includes transfers to the Construction Fund to provide a down payment for the New Heart of Campus renovation project.
- Board of Directors
- Human Resources
- Technology Support Services
Support services also includes property insurance and fees charged by the Chancellor’s Office to support their operations.
Bond payments are used to repay money borrowed for construction and renovation of USU buildings and facilities. These funds are paid back to bondholders over a 30-year period, similar to a mortgage for a home.
Stewards of Student Fees During COVID-19
Responding to the crisis that impacted a number of students during the height of the pandemic, the USU designated $1 million in student fee funds last spring to specifically support Matadors in need. That support included:
- Temporary Emergency Housing
- Matador Food Pantry Support
- USU Bookstore Grant for Books and Supplies
- Matacare Funding
- Holiday Dinners for Families in Need
- Care Packages for CSUN Student Communities
- Quentin Thomas Scholarship for Formerly Incarcerated or Foster Youth Scholars
- Incentives to Promote Student Engagement
- Fit Kits
In 2021–22, we will continue to explore options to meet students’ basic needs in addition to offering a variety of programs and services in person and online as a continuing response to the pandemic and a commitment to student success.