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Appendix A


California State University, Sacramento is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges*, and for teacher education by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing; the University is also a member of the National Council of Graduate Schools and the Western Association of Graduate Schools, and is on the list of approved colleges by the American Association of University Women.

The following is a list of individually accredited programs:




College of Arts and Letters


Bachelor of Arts

National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Graphic Design

Bachelor of Science

National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Interior Design

Bachelor of Arts

Counsel for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)


Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Master of Music

National Association of Schools of Music

Theatre Arts

Bachelor of Arts

National Association of Schools of Theatre Arts

College of Business Administration


Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science

AACSB International--The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

College of Education

Education - School Psychology

Master of Arts in Education

National Association of School Psychologists

Education - Vocational Rehabilitation

MS Counseling Vocational Rehabilitation

Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)

Counseling Program

Master of Science

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science

ABET, Inc.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Bachelor of Science

ABET, Inc.

Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science

ABET, Inc.

Construction Management

Bachelor of Science

American Council for Construction Education

Computer Science

Bachelor of Science

Computing Accreditation Commision of ABET, Inc.

College of Health and Human Services


Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training Option

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education


Bachelor of Science, Physical Education Option

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)


Bachelor of Science

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Physical Therapy

Master of Physical Therapy

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)/American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

Bachelor of Science, Master of Science

Council on Accreditation for the National Recreation and Park Association

Social Work

Bachelor of Arts, Master of Social Work

Council of Social Work Education

Speech Pathology and Audiology

Bachelor of Science, Master of Science

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics


Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

American Chemical Society

College of Social Science and Interdisciplinary Studies

Family and Consumer Science

Bachelor of Arts, Special Major in Dietetics

American Dietetics Association


Bachelor of Science

Association of Gerontology in Higher Education

Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Arts

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing CCTC

Appendix B

Determination of Residence for Nonresident Tuition Purposes

University requirements for establishing residency are independent from those of other types of residency, such as for tax purposes, or other state or institutional residency. These regulations were promulgated not to determine whether a student is a resident or nonresident of California, but rather to determine whether a student should pay University fees on an in-state or out-of-state basis. A resident for tuition purposes is someone who meets the requirements set forth in the Uniform Student Residence Requirements. These laws governing residence for tuition purposes at the California State University are California Education Code sections 68000-68090, 68120-68134, and 89705- 89707.5, and California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Subchapter 5, Article 4, sections 41900-41916. This material can be viewed on the Internet by accessing the California State University’s Web site at

Each campus’s Admissions Office is responsible for determining the residence status of all new and returning students based on the Application for Admission, Residency Questionnaire, Reclassification Request Form, and, as necessary, other evidence furnished by the student. A student who fails to submit adequate information to establish eligibility for resident classification will be classified as a nonresident.

Generally, establishing California residence for tuition purposes requires a combination of physical presence and intent to remain indefinitely. An adult who, at least one full year prior to the residence determination date for the term in which enrollment is contemplated, can demonstrate both physical presence in the state combined with evidence of intent to remain in California indefinitely may establish California residence for tuition purposes. A minor normally derives residence from the parent(s) they reside with or most recently resided with.

Evidence demonstrating intent may vary from case to case but will include, and is not limited to, the absence of residential ties to any other state, California voter registration and voting in California elections, maintaining California vehicle registration and driver’s license, maintaining active California bank accounts, filing California income tax returns and listing a California address on federal tax returns, owning residential property or occupying or renting an apartment where permanent belongings are kept, maintaining active memberships in California professional or social organizations, and maintaining a permanent military address and home of record in California.

Nonresident students seeking reclassification are required to complete a supplemental questionaire that includes questions concerning their financial dependence on parents or others who do not meet University requirements for classification as residents for tuition purposes. Financial independence is required, along with physical presence and intent, to be eligible for reclassification.

Non-citizens establish residence in the same manner as citizens, unless precluded by the Immigration and Nationality Act from establishing domicile in the United States.

Exceptions to the general residence requirements are contained in California Education Code sections 68070-68084 and California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Subchapter 5, Article 4, sections 41906-41906.5, and include, but are not limited to, members of the military and their dependents, certain credentialed employees of school districts and most students who have attended three years of high school in California and graduated or attained the equivalent. Whether an exception applies to a particular student cannot be determined before the submission of an application for admission and, as necessary, additional supporting documentation. Because neither campus nor Chancellor’s Office staff may give advice on the application of these laws, applicants are strongly urged to review the material for themselves and consult with a legal advisor.

Residence determination dates are set each term.
They are: Quarter Term Campuses
Fall ......................................................... September 20
Winter ................................................... January 5
Spring .................................................... April 1
Summer ................................................. July 1

Semester Term Campuses
Fall ......................................................... September 20
Winter* .................................................. January 5
Spring .................................................... January 25
Summer ................................................. June 1

*Applies only to winter term at California State University, Stanislaus.

The residence determination dates for the four stages on CalState
TEACH are as follows:

Stage 1 ................................................... September 20
Stage 2 ................................................... January 5
Stage 3 ................................................... June 1
Stage 4 ................................................... September 20

Students classified as non-residents may appeal a final campus decision within 120 days of notification by the campus. A campus residence classification appeal must be in writing and submitted to:

The California State University
Office of General Counsel
401 Golden Shore, 4th Floor
Long Beach, California 90802-4210

The Office of General Counsel can either decide the appeal or send the matter back to the campus for further review. Students incorrectly classified as residents or incorrectly granted an exception from nonresident tuition are subject to reclassification as nonresidents and payment of nonresident tuition in arrears. If incorrect classification results from false or concealed facts, the student is subject to discipline pursuant to Section 41301 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

Resident students who become nonresidents or who no longer meet the criteria for an exception must immediately notify the Admissions Office. Changes may have been made in the rate of nonresident tuition and in the statutes and regulations governing residence for tuition purposes in California between the time this information is published and the relevant residence determination date. Students are urged to review the statutes and regulations stated above.

Appendix C

Student Conduct

Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Section 41301 Standards for Student Conduct.

(a) Campus Community Values
The University is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy living and learning environment for students, faculty, and staff. Each member of the campus community should choose behaviors that contribute toward this end. Students are expected to be good citizens and to engage in responsible behaviors that reflect well upon their university, to be civil to one another and to others in the campus community, and contribute positively to student and university life.

(b) Grounds for Student Discipline
Student behavior that is not consistent with the Student Conduct Code is addressed through an educational process that is designed to promote safety and good citizenship and, when necessary, impose appropriate consequences. The following are the grounds upon which student discipline can be based:

    (1) Dishonesty, including:

      (A) Cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty that are intended to gain unfair academic advantage.
      (B) Furnishing false information to a University official, faculty member, or campus office.
      (C) Forgery, alteration, or misuse of a University document, key, or identification instrument.
      (D) Misrepresenting one's self to be an authorized agent of the University or one of its auxiliaries.

    (2) Unauthorized entry into, presence in, use of, or misuse of University property.

    (3) Willful, material and substantial disruption or obstruction of a University-related activity, or any on-campus activity.

    (4) Participating in an activity that substantially and materially disrupts the normal operations of the University, or infringes on the rights of members of the University community.

    (5) Willful, material and substantial obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or other traffic, on or leading to campus property or an off-campus University related activity.

    (6) Disorderly, lewd, indecent, or obscene behavior at a University related activity, or directed toward a member of the University community.

    (7) Conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person within or related to the University community, including physical abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, or sexual misconduct.

    (8) Hazing, or conspiracy to haze. Hazing is defined as any method of initiation or pre-initiatition into a student organization or student or body, whether or not the organization or body is officially recognized by an educational institution, which is likely to cause serious bodily injury to any former, current, or prospective student of any school, community college, college, university, or other educational institution in this state (Penal Code 245.6), and in addition, any act likely to cause physical harm, personal degradation or disgrace resulting in physical or mental harm, to any former, current, or prospective student of any school, community college, college, university, or other educational institution. The term "hazing" does not include customary athletic events or school sanctioned events.

    Neither the express or implied consent of a victim of hazing, nor the lack of active participation in a particular hazing incident is a defense. Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing is not a neutral act, and is also a violation of this section.

    (9) Use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of illegal drugs or drug-related paraphernalia, (except as expressly permitted by law and University regulations) or the misuse of legal pharmaceutical drugs.

    (10) Use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of alcoholic beverages (except as expressly permitted by law and University regulations), or public intoxication while on campus or at a University related activity.

    (11) Theft of property or services from the University community, or misappropriation of University resources.

    (12) Unauthorized destruction, or damage to University property or other property in the University community.

    (13) Possession or misuse of firearms or guns, replicas, ammunition, explosives, fireworks, knives, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals (without the prior authorization of the campus President) on campus or at a University related activity.

    (14) Unauthorized recording, dissemination, or publication of academic presentations (including handwritten notes) for a commercial purpose.

    (15) Misuse of computer facilities or resources, including:

      (A) Unauthorized entry into a file, for any purpose.
      (B) Unauthorized transfer of a file.
      (C) Use of another’s identification or password.
      (D) Use of computing facilities, campus network, or other resources to interfere with the work of another member of the University Community.
      (E) Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or intimidating and abusive messages.
      (F) Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with normal University operations.
      (G) Use of computing facilities and resources in violation of copyright laws.
      (H) Violation of a campus computer use policy.

    (16) Violation of any published University policy, rule, regulation, or presidential order.

    (17) Failure to comply with directions of, or interference with, any University official or any public safety officer while acting in the performance of his/her duties.

    (18) Any act chargeable as a violation of a federal, state, or local law that poses a substantial threat to the safety or well-being of members of the University community, to property within the University community or poses a significant threat of disruption or interference with University operations.

    (19) Violation of the Student Conduct Procedures, including:

      (A) Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information related to a student discipline matter.
      (B) Disruption or interference with the orderly progress of a student discipline proceeding.
      (C) Initiation of a student discipline proceeding in bad faith.
      (D) Attempting to discourage another from participating in the student discipline matter.
      (E) Attempting to influence the impartiality of any participant in a student discipline matter.
      (F) Verbal or physical harassment or intimidation of any participant in a student discipline matter.
      (G) Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under a student discipline proceeding.

    (20) Encouraging, permitting, or assisting another to do any act that could subject him or her to discipline.

(c) Procedures for Enforcing This Code
The Chancellor shall adopt procedures to ensure students are afforded appropriate notice and an opportunity to be heard before the University imposes any sanction for a violation of the Student Conduct Code.

(d) Application of This Code
Sanctions for the conduct listed above can be imposed on applicants, enrolled students, students between academic terms, graduates awaiting degrees, and students who withdraw from school while a disciplinary matter is pending. Conduct that threatens the safety or security of the campus community, or substantially disrupts the functions or operation of the University is within the jurisdiction of this Article regardless of whether it occurs on or off campus. Nothing in this Code may conflict with Education Code section 66301 that prohibits disciplinary action against students based on behavior protected by the First Amendment.

Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Section 41302. Disposition of Fees: Campus Emergency; Interim Suspension.

The President of the campus may place on probation, suspend, or expel a student for one or more of the causes enumerated in Section 41301. No fees or tuition paid by or for such student for the semester, quarter, or summer session in which he or she is suspended or expelled shall be refunded. If the student is readmitted before the close of the semester, quarter, or summer session in which he or she is suspended, no additional tuition or fees shall be required of the student on account of the suspension.

During periods of campus emergency, as determined by the President of the individual campus, the President may, after consultation with the Chancellor, place into immediate effect any emergency regulations, procedures, and other measures deemed necessary or appropriate to meet the emergency, safeguard persons and property, and maintain educational activities.

The President may immediately impose an interim suspension in all cases in which there is reasonable cause to believe that such an immediate suspension is required in order to protect lives or property and to insure the maintenance of order. A student so placed on interim suspension shall be given prompt notice of charges and the opportunity for a hearing within 10 days of the imposition of interim suspension. During the period of interim suspension, the student shall not, without prior written permission of the President or designated representative, enter any campus of the California State University other than to attend the hearing. Violation of any condition of interim suspension shall be grounds for expulsion.

Appendix D

Privacy Rights of Students in Education Records

All student records of the California State University, including California State University, Sacramento, are kept in accordance with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:

1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access. Students should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The University official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the University official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom request should be addressed.

2. The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Students may ask the University to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the University official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the University decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the University will notify the student of the decision and advise information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records and the right to withdraw consent to disclosure FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted (such as an auditor, clearinghouse, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. In addition, the University may disclose education records without consent upon request a) to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, and b) to a parent who establishes that student’s status as a dependent according to Internal Revenue Code.

4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by California State University, Sacramento to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605

5. California State University, Sacramento shall exercise its prerogative within the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, as amended, and release directory information to any person, party, or agency, so long as the student has not requested confidentiality. University directory information is defined as that information contained in an education record of the student that generally would not be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. The following is considered Direc­tory Information and Sacramento State will release and make available to the public unless notified by the student to withhold release of this information: Student’s name, addresses, University email address, telephone number, likenesses used in University publications including photographs, date of birth, major field of study, class level, dates of attendance, enrollment status (part/full-time), degrees earned, awards and honors (e.g., Dean’s Honor List) received, participation in University recognized activities and sports, weight and health of members of athletic teams and most recent educational agency or institution attended by the student. For student employees covered by the Unit 11 Collective Bargaining Agreement with the United Auto Workers (e.g., Teaching Associates, Graduate Assistants, and Instructional Student Assistants), directory information which may be released by the CSU to the UAW also includes: enrollment status (undergradu­ate vs. graduate, part-time vs. full-time), department employed and employment status (e.g., TA, GA, or ISA). Data may be added to or removed from the definition of directory information from time to time. Only currently enrolled students may withhold disclosure of directory information by filing a request form with the Office of the Registrar through the Student Services Counter.

For more information about FERPA, please go to the following Web site:

Appendix E

Average Support Cost Per Full-time Equivalent Student and Sources of Funds

The total support cost per full-time equivalent student (FTES) includes the expenditures for current operations, including payments made to students in the form of financial aid, and all fully reimbursed programs contained in state appropriations. The average support cost is determined by dividing the total cost by the number of full-time equivalent students. The total CSU 2009/10 final budget amounts were $2,337,952,000 from state General Fund appropriations (not including capital outlay funding), $1,5931,422,000 from State University Fee (SUF) Revenue, $300,342,000 from other fee revenues and reimbursements for a total of $4,231,716,000. The number of projected 2009/10 full-time equivalent students (FTES) is 357,403. The number of full-time equivalent students is determined by dividing the total academic student load by 15 units per term (the figure used here to define a full-time student’s academic load).

The 2009/10 average support cost per full-time equivalent student based on General Fund appropriation and State University Fee revenue only is $11,000 and when including all sources as indicated below is $11,840. Of this amount, the average student fee support per FTES is $5,298, which includes all fee revenue in the CSU operating fund (e.g., State University Fee, nonresident tuition, application fees, and miscellaneous course fees).

Average Cost Per FTE Student

Total Support Cost


• State Appropriation


• Student Fee Support*

• Other Income & Reimbursements**

* Student fee support represents campus 2009/2010 final budget submitted State University Fee revenue.

** The other income and reimbursements represent campus other fee 2009/2010 final budget revenues submitted, as well as reimbursements in the CSU Operating Fund.

The average CSU 2009/2010 academic year, resident, undergraduate student fees required to apply to, enroll in, or attend the university is $4,893. However, the costs paid by individual students will vary depending on campus, program, and whether a student is part-time, full-time, resident, or nonresident.

Appendix F

Procedure for the Establishment or Abolishment of a Student Body Fee

The law governing the California State University provides that fees defined as mandatory, such as a student body association fee and a student body center fee, may be established. A student body association fee must be established upon a favorable vote of two-thirds of the students voting in an election held for this purpose (Education Code, Section 89300). A student body center fee may be established only after a fee referendum is held which approves by a two-thirds favorable vote the establishment of the fee (Education Code, Section 89304). The student body fee was established at Sacramento State by student referendum. The campus President may adjust the student body association fee only after the fee adjustment has been approved by a majority of students voting in a referendum established for that purpose (Education Code, Section 89300). The required fee shall be subject to referendum at any time upon the presentation of a petition to the campus President containing the signatures of 10 percent of the regularly enrolled students at the University. Once bonds are issued, authority to set and adjust student body center fees is governed by provisions of the State University Revenue Bond Act of 1947, including, but not limited to, Education Code sections 90012, 90027, and 90068. Student body association fees support a variety of cultural and recreational programs, childcare centers, and special student support programs.

The process to establish and adjust other campus-based mandatory fees requires consideration by the campus fee advisory committee and a student referendum. The campus President may use alternate consultation mechanisms if he/she determines that a referendum is not the best mechanism to achieve appropriate and meaningful consultation. Results of the referendum and the fee committee review are advisory to the campus President. The President may also adjust campus-based mandatory fees, but must request the Chancellor to establish a new mandatory fee. The President shall provide to the fee advisory committee a report of all campus-based mandatory fees. The campus shall report annually to the Chancellor a complete inventory of all campus-based mandatory fees.

For more information or questions, please contact the Budget Office in the CSU Chancellor's Office at (562) 951-4560.

Appendix G

Nondiscrimination Policy

Race, Color, Ethnicity, National Origin, Age, and Religion

The California State University complies with the requirements of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as other applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination. No person shall, on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, or religion be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination in any program of the California State University.


The California State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Federal laws, including sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, and various state laws prohibit such discrimination. The Office of Human Resources has been designated to coordinate the efforts of Sacramento State to comply with all relevant disability laws. Inquiries concerning compliance may be addressed to the Office of Human Resources at 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6032, (916) 278-3522.


The California State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation in the educational programs or activities it conducts. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and certain other federal and state laws prohibit discrimination on these bases in education programs and activities operated by Sacramento State. Such programs and activities include admission of students and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these laws to programs and activities of Sacramento State may be referred to the Office of Human Resources which has the administrative responsibility of reviewing such matters, or to the Regional Director of the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education, 50 Beale Street, Suite 7200, San Francisco, California 94105.

The California State University is committed to providing equal opportunities to male and female CSU students in all campus programs, including intercollegiate athletics.

Sexual Orientation

By CSU Board of Trustees policy, the California State University does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

Appendix H

University Library Policy and Procedures

(916) 278-6926

I. Library Hours

Fall 2010/Spring 2011
Monday through Thursday ........ 7:15 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday ..................................... 7:15 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday ................................. 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday ................................... 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Summer 2011
Monday through Thursday ............ 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday ..................................... 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday ................................. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday ................................... Closed

The schedule listed is for the times the Library is open during the spring, summer and fall semesters. Any change to this schedule will be published in the Class Schedules and will be posted in the Library and on the Library’s website. For Library hours, call (916) 278-6926. To obtain detailed information on Library policies and procedures, please call or visit our website at

II. Library Privileges

The Sacramento State OneCard serves as a library card. Students must present a valid OneCard each time a book/item is checked out or renewed. Library privileges are nontransferable and the OneCard may be used only by the person to whom it has been issued.

III. Loan Periods and Renewal Procedures

The basic loan period is three weeks, with unlimited renewals of the same period, providing another patron has not placed a hold on the item. Books required for the Reserve Book Room are subject to immediate recall, while all others are subject to recall after the initial three-week loan period.

IV. Overdue and Lost Item Fees

An Item is overdue one day after the date stamped on the “Due Date” slip issued at checkout. Unless the item is recalled, no fees will accrue until 44 full days after the due date. After that date a bill listing a $50.00 item cost, a $10.00 processing fee, and a $10.00 overdue fee will be sent. The overdue fee for an item returned 44 or more days late is $10.

To avoid overdue fees check your account at one of the following web locations:

Display/Renew Items Checked Out to You:


V. Overdue Reminder, Bills, and Overdue Fee Notices

When an item is 7 days overdue you will receive an e-mail reminder. Your e-mail address must be registered with the Circulation Department.

Appendix I

Schedule of Fees, 2009-2010

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.

The following reflects applicable systemwide fees and nonresident tuition for both semester and quarter campuses.

All Students

Application Fee (nonrefundable), payable by check or money order at time application is made: $55

2009-2010 State University Fee

All campuses, except California State University, Stanislaus:

Per Quarter
Per Academic Year
6.1 or more
0 to 6.0
Credential Program Participants
6.1 or more
0 to 6.0
6.1 or more
0 to 6.0

California State University, Stanislaus:

Per Semester
Per Winter Term
Per Academic Year
6.1 or more
0 to 6.0
Credential Program Participants
6.1 or more
0 to 6.0
6.1 or more
0 to 6.0

2009-2010 Academic Year State University Education Doctorate Fee*

Per Semester
Per Quarter
Per Academic Year
All Students

*Applicable term fees apply for campuses with special terms, as determined by the campus. Total College Year fees cannot exceed the Academic Year plus Summer Term fees (Summer Term fee rate is $4,338).

2009-2010 Graduate Business Professional Fee

Charge per Unit: Quarter = $140, Semester = $372.

The Graduate Business Professional Fee is paid on a per unit basis in addition to the SUF and campus fees for the following graduate business programs:

  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Accountancy
  • Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Business Administration
  • Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Health Care Management
  • Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Business and Technology
  • Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Information Systems
  • Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Taxation

Nonresident Students (U.S. and Foreign)

Nonresident Tuition (in addition to other fees charged all students) for all campuses:

Charge Per Unit: Quarter = $248, Semester = $372.

The nonresident fee for California State University, Stanislaus, is the same as the semester unit charge, $372.

The total nonresident tuition paid per term will be determined by the number of units taken. The maximum nonresident tuition per academic year is $11,160.

Mandatory systemwide fees are waived for those individuals who qualify for such exemption under the provisions of the California Education Code (see section on fee waivers).

Students are charged campus fees in addition to systemwide fees. Information on campus fees can be found at

Credit Cards

Visa, MasterCard, and Discover bank credit cards may be used for online payment of student fees.

Appendix J

Availability of Institutional and Financial Assistance Information

The following information concerning student financial assistance may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office, Lassen Hall 1006, (916) 278-6554:

1) A description of the federal, state, institutional, local, and private student financial assistance programs available to students who enroll at Sacramento State;

2) For each aid program, a description of procedures and forms by which students apply for assistance, student eligibility requirements, criteria for selecting recipients from the group of eligible applicants, and criteria for determining the amount of a student’s award;

3) A description of the rights and responsibilities of students receiving financial assistance, including federal Title IV student assistance programs, and criteria for continued student eligibility under each program;

4) The satisfactory academic progress standards that students must maintain for the purpose of receiving financial assistance and criteria by which a student who has failed to maintain satisfactory progress may reestablish eligibility for financial assistance;

5) The method by which financial assistance disbursements will be made to students and the frequency of those disbursements;

6) The terms of any loan received as part of the student’s financial aid package, a sample loan repayment schedule, and the necessity for repaying loans;

7) The general conditions and terms applicable to any employment provided as part of the student’s financial aid package;

8) The responsibility of Sacramento State for providing and collecting exit counseling information for all student borrowers under the federal student loan programs; and

9) The terms and conditions for deferral of loan payments for qualifying service under the Peace Corps Act, the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, or comparable volunteer community service.

Information concerning the cost of attending Sacramento State is available from the Financial Aid Office, Lassen Hall 1006, (916) 278-6554, and includes fees and tuition (where applicable); the estimated costs of books and supplies; estimates of typical student room, board, and transportation costs; and, if requested, additional costs for specific programs.

Information concerning the refund policies of Sacramento State for the return of unearned tuition and fees or other refundable portions of institutional charges is available from the Student Financial Services Center, Lassen Hall 1001, (916) 278-4270.

Information concerning policies regarding the return of federal Title IV student assistance funds as required by regulation is available from the Financial Aid Office, Lassen Hall 1006, (916) 278-6554.

Information regarding special facilities and services available to students with disabilities may be obtained from the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities, Lassen Hall 1008, (916) 278-6955.

Information concerning Sacramento State policies, procedures, and facilities for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus may be obtained from the Office of the Vice President for Administration, Sacramento Hall 272, (916) 278-6312.

Information concerning Sacramento State annual campus security report may be obtained from the Office of the Vice President for Administration, Sacramento Hall 272, (916) 278-6312.

Information concerning the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation programs may be obtained from the Vice President, Student Affairs, Lassen Hall 3008, (916) 278-6060.

Information regarding student retention and graduation rates at Sacramento State and, if available, the number and percentage of students completing the program in which the student is enrolled or has expressed interest may be obtained from the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Sacramento Hall 230, (916) 278-6331.

Information concerning athletic opportunities available to male and female students and the financial resources and personnel that Sacramento State dedicates to its men’s and women’s teams may be obtained from the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics in Yosemite Hall 134, (916) 278-6348.

Information concerning teacher preparation programs at Sacramento State, including the pass rate on teacher certification examinations, may be obtained from the Teacher Preparation and Credentials Office, Eureka Hall 216, (916) 278-6403.

Information concerning grievance procedures for students who feel aggrieved in their relationships with the University, its policies, practices, and procedures, or its faculty and staff may be obtained from the Vice President, Student Affairs, Lassen Hall 3008, (916) 278-6060.

The federal Military Selective Service Act (the “Act”) requires most males residing in the United States to present themselves for registration with the Selective Service System within thirty days of their eighteenth birthday. Most males between the ages of 18 and 25 must be registered. Males born after December 31, 1959, may be required to submit a statement of compliance with the Act and regulations in order to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance under specified provisions of existing federal law. In California, students subject to the Act who fail to register are also ineligible to receive any need-based student grants funded by the state or a public postsecondary institution.

Selective Service registration forms are available at any U.S. Post Office, and many high schools have a staff member or teacher appointed as a Selective Service Registrar. Applicants for financial aid can also request that information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) be used to register them with the Selective Service. Information on the Selective Service System is available and the registration process may be initiated online at

Appendix K

Personal Safety and Protection of Property

Emergencies: Dial 911 (from any campus phone) Non-Emergency Assistance: Dial (916) 278-6851

The University and the Department of Public Safety encourage the prompt reporting of any incident that compromises the safety, health, or rights of University community members. The Department of Public Safety is the primary respondent for campus emergencies and reports of criminal activity on campus. Officers are fully certified by the State of California and cooperate with State and local police agencies, resulting in the University’s awareness of criminal activity, perpetrated beyond the campus, by students. Reports of criminal activity will be fully investigated, and appropriate referrals made to the courts, the University, or both.

Campus Buildings: Buildings on the Sacramento State campus remain open only through the completion of the last scheduled event. A daily schedule is provided to Facilities Management and buildings are locked on the basis of that schedule. Only employees with offices in or maintenance responsibilities for those buildings have access after buildings are locked.

Personal Safety Training: The Department of Public Safety has full-time police officers who are available on request for presentations regarding crime prevention to students, faculty, and staff. Please call (916) 278-6851 for an appointment. A full-time employee from the Student Health Center is available for seminars concerning personal safety for women through the Rape Prevention Education Program (916) 278-3799. In addition, students are employed through the Department of Public Safety as Community Service Officers with primary responsibility for additional security in the inner campus and to the Residential Life Complex.

Residence Halls: Sacramento State Residence Halls policy requires that exterior doors be locked at all times. All residents are issued a key for personal access. All guests must be accompanied by a resident. Additional information is contained in the Guide to Residential Living available through the Office of Residential Life in Sierra Hall.

Publications: Brochures are available through the Department of Public Safety which provide additional information under the following titles: Do You Know How To Be Safe?, Personal Safety, Disaster Preparedness, Auto Theft, Bicycle Safety & Registration, Resources Against Rape, Protecting Valuable Property, Operation Identification, Hate Crimes, Stalking, Take Steps for Personal Safety, Date Rape, Staying Safe On Campus, Naked Truth About Alcohol, The College Experience, The Road Trip, and Emergencies on Campus. The Sacramento State Rape Prevention Education Program has a brochure on Rape Prevention and another on Acquaintance Rape. An Emergency Response Manual is available to the campus community through Public Safety, or online, with information concerning procedures for fire, earthquake, serious injury, bomb threat, hazardous material leaks, and crimes in progress.

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Sacramento State has made crime statistics available online at Reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sacramento State and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus, during the last three years are included. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other safety matters. Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.