2021-2022 Humboldt State University Catalog 
  
    Sep 28, 2021  
2021-2022 Humboldt State University Catalog

Fees & Financial Aid



Fees

The registration fee includes the student association fee; student center fee; health facilities fee; instructionally-related activities fee; student health and counseling fee; materials, services, and facilities fee; the tuition fee; and other course-related fees, as determined by the department.

Students who are residents of states other than California, or nonresident students from other countries, must pay nonresident tuition fees in addition to the registration fee. Students auditing a class still pay regular fees.

Credit Cards. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards may be used to pay fees through a third-party vendor via the web or your student account. Payments may also be sent directly to the HSU Cashier’s Office.

Fee Waivers and Exemptions

The California Education Code provides for the waiver of mandatory system-wide tuition fees as summarized below:

Section 66025.3 - Military

Dependent eligible to receive assistance under Article 2 of Chapter 4 of Division 4 of the Military and Veterans Code; child of any veteran of the United States military who has a service-connected disability, has been killed in service, or has died of a service-connected disability, and meets specified income provisions; dependent, or surviving spouse who has not remarried of any member of the California National Guard who, in the line of duty, and while in the active service of the state, was killed, died of a disability resulting from an event that occurred while in the active service of the state, or is permanently disabled as a result of an event that occurred while in the active service of the state; and any undergraduate student who is a recipient of a Medal of Honor, or undergraduate student who is a child of a recipient of a Medal of Honor who is no more than 27 years old, who meets the income restriction and California residency requirement.

Foster Youth

Current or former foster youth who are 25 years of age or younger; have been in foster care for at least 12 consecutive months after reaching 10 years of age; meet one of the following: is under a current foster care placement order by the juvenile court, was under a foster care placement order by the juvenile court upon reaching 18 years of age, or was adopted, or entered guardianship, from foster care; completes and submits the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); maintains a minimum grade point average and meets the conditions necessary to be in good standing at the campus; and meets the financial need requirements established for Cal Grant A awards. The waiver of mandatory system-wide tuition and fees under this section applies only to a person who is determined to be a resident of California pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 68000) of Part 41 of the California Education Code.

Section 66602 - A qualifying student from the California State University who is appointed by the Governor to serve as Trustee of the California State University for the duration of his or her term of office.

Section 68120 - Surviving spouse or child of a deceased resident who was employed by a public agency, or was a contractor or an employee of a contractor, performing services for a public agency, and was killed or died as a result of an industrial injury or illness arising out of and in the course of the performance of his/her principal duties of active law enforcement or active fire suppression and prevention duties (referred to as Alan Pattee Scholarships).

Additionally, a person who qualifies for the waiver under this section as a surviving child of a contractor or of an employee of a contractor, who performed services for a public agency, must have enrolled as an undergraduate student at the California State University and meet the applicable income restriction requirement with supporting documentation (i.e. his/her income, including the value of parent support, does not exceed the maximum household income and asset level for an applicant for a Cal Grant B award).

Section 68121 - A qualifying student enrolled in an undergraduate program who is the surviving dependent of any individual killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C., or the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in southwestern Pennsylvania, if the student meets the financial need requirements set forth in Government Code Section 69432.7 for the Cal Grant A Program and either the surviving dependent or the individual killed in the attacks was a resident of California on September 11, 2001.

Section 69000 - A person who has been exonerated, as that term is defined in Section 3007.05 (e) of the Penal Code; completes and submits the FAFSA; and meets the financial need requirements established for Cal Grant A awards. The waiver of mandatory system-wide tuition and fees under this section applies only to a person who is determined to be a resident of California pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 68000) Part 41 of the California Educational Code

Students who may qualify for the above benefits should contact the Admissions/ Registrar’s Office for further information and/or an eligibility determination.

The California Education Code provides for the following nonresident tuition exemptions as summarized below:

Section 68075 - A student who is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States stationed in this state, except a member of the Armed Forces assigned for educational purposes to a state-supported institution of higher education, is entitled to resident classification only for the purpose of determining the amount of tuition and fees.

If that member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is in attendance at an institution is thereafter transferred on military orders to a place outside this state where the member continues to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States, he or she shall not lose his or her resident classification so long as he or she remains continuously enrolled at that institution.

Section 68075.7 - A nonresident student is exempt from paying nonresident tuition or any other fee that is exclusively applicable to nonresident students if the student (1) resides in California, (2) meets the definition of “covered individual” as defined in either: (A) Section 3679(c)(2)(A) or (B)(ii)(l) of Title 38 of the United States Code, as that provision read on January 1, 2017 or (B) Section 3679(c)(2)(B)(i) or (ii)(II) of Title 38 of the United States Code, as that provision read on January 1, 2017, and (3) is eligible for education benefits under either the federal Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty program (30 U.S.C. § 3001 et seq.) or the Post-9/11 GI Bill® program (38 U.S.C. § 3301 et seq.) as each read on January 1, 2017.

Section 68122 - A student who is a victim of trafficking, domestic violence, and other serious crimes who has been granted T or U visa status (respectively under Section 1101(a)(15)(T)(i) or (ii), or Section 1101(a) (15)(U)(i) or (ii), of Title 8 of the United States Code) shall be exempt from paying nonresident tuition to the same extent as individuals who are admitted to the United States as refugees under Section 1157 of Title 8 of the United States Code.

Section 68130.5 - A student, other than a nonimmigrant alien (8 U.S.C. § 1101(a) (15)), who is not a resident of California is exempt from paying nonresident tuition if the student meets the requirements of (1) through (4), below:

  1. Satisfaction of the requirements of either subparagraph (A) or subparagraph (B):
    1. A total attendance of, or attainment of credits earned while in California equivalent to, three or more years of full-time attendance or attainment of credits at any of the following:
      1. California high schools.
      2. California high schools established by the State Board of Education.
      3. California adult schools established by a county office of education, a unified school district or high school district, or the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (subject to the class hours’ requirement).
      4. Campuses of the California Community Colleges (subject to the credit requirements).
      5. A combination of those schools set forth in clauses (i) to (iv), inclusive.
    2. Three or more years of full-time high school coursework, and a total of three or more years of attendance in California elementary schools, California secondary schools, or a combination of California elementary and secondary schools.
  2. Satisfaction of any of the following:
    1. Graduation from a California high school or attainment of the equivalent thereof.
    2. Attainment of an associate degree from a campus of the California Community Colleges.
    3. Fulfillment of the minimum transfer requirements established for the California State University for students transferring from a campus of the California Community Colleges.
  3. Registration as an entering student at, or current enrollment at, an accredited institution of higher education in California not earlier than the fall semester or quarter of the 2001-02 academic year.
  4. In the case of a person without lawful immigration status, the filing of an affidavit with the institution of higher education stating that the student has filed an application to legalize his or her immigration status, or will file an application as soon as he or she is eligible to do so.

Procedure for the Establishment or Abolishment of Campus-Based Mandatory Fees

The law governing the California State University provides that specific campus fees defined as mandatory, such as a student association fee and a student center fee, may be established. A student 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). The campus president may adjust the student association fee only after the fee adjustment has been approved by a majority of students voting in a referendum established for that purpose. 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. Student association fees support a variety of cultural and recreational programs, childcare centers, and special student support programs. A student 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). Once bonds are issued, authority to set and adjust student 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.

The process to establish and adjust other campus-based mandatory fees requires consideration by the campus fee advisory committee and a student referendum as established by California State University Student Fee Policy Executive Order 1102, Section III. 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 adjust campus-based mandatory fees but must request the chancellor to establish a new mandatory fee. The president shall provide to the campus 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.

Materials, Services, and Facilities Fees. Students pay additional fees for courses with activities such as field trips. Some courses require insurance. The current semester class schedule has fee information; available on the Office of the Registrar Class Schedule webpage.

Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense Education Benefits and Assistance

Veteran service members, dependents of deceased or disabled veterans, and reservists are eligible for VA educational benefits. Information is available on the VA Benefits website or eBenefits.

California Department of Veterans Affairs Fee Waiver

Many spouses/registered domestic partners and dependents of service connected deceased or disabled veterans are eligible for a Cal Vet Fee Waiver. This is a partial waiver of registration fees at any CSU, UC, or California community college through the California Department of Veterans Affairs. (Eligibility is established by any County Veterans Service Office.) Financial aid recipients must report to the HSU Financial Aid Office any fee waiver received.

To find out which veterans benefits program you may be eligible for, and to obtain information and forms, contact Veterans Enrollment & Transition Services (LL 58; 707-8266272) at least two months before the term you plan to attend.

Cancellation for Non-Payment of Fees

Failure to pay all outstanding tuition and fees by the posted due date will result in the cancellation of your classes. Student should review their student account to make sure that all eligible aid (such as financial aid, fee waiver, third party scholarship/award) has been applied to their outstanding charges. The university offers a variety of installment plans to cover tuition and fees. Please refer to the Student Financial Services website for any questions regarding fees, installment plans or deadlines.

Fees at Humboldt State University

Registration Fees (per semester)*

  • Student Body Association fee: $59 per semester
  • Campus Union fee: $123 per semester
  • Health Facilities fee: $33 per semester
  • Instructionally-related activities fee: 0-6 units: $201 (0-6 units); $337 (6+ units)
  • Health Services fee: $333
  • Materials, services & facilities fee: $86 (0-6 units);  $174 (6+ units)
  • Tuition fee (undergraduate)*: $1,665 (0-6 units);  $2,871 (6+ units)
  • Tuition fee (graduate)*:  $2,082 (0-6 units);  $3,588 (6+ units)
  • Tuition fee (teacher credential)*:  $1,932 (0-6 units); $3,330 (6+ units)
  • Tuition fee (Western Undergraduate Exchange): $2,498 (0-6 units); $4,307 (6+ units)
  • Student Involvement & Representation Fee (optional)    $2

Please see Tuition and Fees on the Student Financial Services website for additional information.

Professional Program Fee

The Professional Program Fee is charged at a rate of $270 per unit for students in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The fee is charged in addition to the tuition fee, campus registration fees, and applicable nonresident fees.

Nonresident Tuition Fee

Non-California residents pay tuition in addition to the fees above (fall & spring terms), per unit* - $396

Other Fees

  • Administrative charge for withdrawing or dropping to lower fee category: $27.00
  • Application fee: $70.00
  • Application for graduation: $64.00
  • Check/e-check returned fee: $25.00
  • Diploma replacement:  $25.00
  • Failure to meet administratively required appointment or time limit fee $2.00 to $30.00
  • Identification card replacement: $5.00
  • Late payment fee:  $30.00
  • Late registration fee: $25.00
  • Late add or drop fee (deadline two weeks after instruction begins): $20.00 per course
  • Library fines: $5.00 to $25.00
  • Library lost book fee: Replacement Value
  • Orientation Program Fee: $50.00
  • Parking- Automobiles: $157.50 per semester
  • Parking- motorcycles, motorized bicycles:  $40.00 per semester
  • Replacement diploma: $25.00
  • Transcripts:  $4.00 for the first copy. Additional $2.00 per copy 

*Fees based on 2020-21 levels.

NOTE: 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 reserves the right, even after tuition or fees are initially charged or initial payments are made, to increase or modify any listed tuition or fees. All CSU-listed tuition and fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the chancellor or the presidents, as appropriate.

CSU Schedule of Tuition and Fees - 2021-2022

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Tuition and fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU reserves the right, even after tuition or fees are initially charged or initial payments are made, to increase or modify any listed tuition or fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide tuition, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU-listed tuition and fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the chancellor or the presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide tuition will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 through 66028.6 of the California Education Code).

The following reflects applicable systemwide tuition and fees for both semester and quarter campuses. These rates are subject to change.

All Students

Application fee (nonrefundable), payable online at time of application via credit card, e-check or PayPal: $70

2021/22 Basic Tuition

Undergraduate Tuition 

6.1 Units or more

  • Per Semester: $2,871
  • Per Quarter: $1,914
  • Per Academic Year: $5,742

0 to 6.0 Units

  • Per Semester: $1,665
  • Per Quarter:  $1,110
  • Per Academic Year: $3,330

Credential Program Tuition

6.1 Units or more

  • Per Semester: $3,330
  • Per Quarter: $2,220
  • Per Academic Year: $6,660

0 to 6.0 Units

  • Per Semester: $1,932
  • Per Quarter:  $$1,288
  • Per Academic Year: $3,864

Graduate/Post Baccalaureate Tuition

6.1 Units or more

  • Per Semester: $3,588
  • Per Quarter: $2,392
  • Per Academic Year: $7,176

0 to 6.0 Units

  • Per Semester: $2,082
  • Per Quarter:  $$1,388
  • Per Academic Year: $4,164

2020/21 Doctorate Tuition [1]

Audiology (all students)

  • Per Semester: $7,317
  • Per Academic Year: $14,742

Education (all students)

  • Per Semester: $5,919
  • Per Quarter: $3,946
  • Per Academic Year: $11,838

Nursing Practice (all students)

  • Per Semester: $7,635
  • Per Academic Year: $15,270

Physical Therapy (all students)

  • Per Semester: $8,598
  • Per Academic Year: $17,196

[1] Applicable term tuition applies for campuses with special terms, as determined by the campus. Total college year tuition cannot exceed the academic year plus summer term tuition. The summer term tuition for the education doctorate at quarter campuses is equal to the per semester tuition listed in the table. Total tuition for the education doctorate over the college year equals the per academic year tuition plus the per semester tuition for the summer term at all CSU campuses.

2020/21 Graduate Business Professional Fee

Per unit charge

  • Per Semester: $270
  • Per Quarter: $180

The graduate business professional fee is paid on a per unit basis in addition to basic tuition 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 Taxa

2020/21 Nonresident Tuition (U.S. and Foreign) [2]

Per unit charge

  • Per Semester: $396
  • Per Quarter: $264

[2]Nonresident Tuition (in addition to basic tuition and other systemwide fees charged all students) for all campuses. The total nonresident tuition paid per term will be determined by the number of units taken.

Mandatory systemwide tuition is 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 tuition and systemwide fees. Information on campus fees can be found by contacting the individual campus(es).

Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards may be used for payment of student tuition and fees but may be subject to a non-refundable credit card processing fee.

Debts & Refunds

Fees and Debts Owed to the Institution

Should a student or former student fail to pay a fee or a debt owed to the institution, including tuition and student charges, the institution may “withhold permission to register, to use facilities for which a fee is authorized to be charged, to receive services, materials, food or merchandise or any combination of the above from any person owing a debt” until the debt is paid (see Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Sections 42380 and 42381).

Prospective students who register for courses offered by the university are obligated for the payment of charges and fees associated with registration for those courses. Failure to cancel registration in any course for an academic term prior to the first day of the academic term gives rise to an obligation to pay student charges and fees including any tuition for the reservation of space in the course.

The institution may withhold permission to register or other services offered by the institution from anyone owing fees or another debt to the institution. The institution may also report the debt to a credit bureau, offset the amount due against any future state tax refunds due the student, refer the debt to an outside collection agency and/or charge the student actual and reasonable collection costs, including reasonable attorney fees if litigation is necessary, in collecting any amount not paid when due.

The institution may not withhold an official transcript of grades by the institution from anyone owing fees or another debt to the institution (see Title 1.6C.7 (commencing with Section 1788.90) Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code). The institution can still charge a fee for the issuance of the transcript pursuant to their published transcript processing fees.

If a person believes they do not owe all or part of an asserted unpaid obligation, that person may contact Student Financial Services at 707-826-4407. Student Financial Services to which the business office may refer the person, will review all pertinent information provided by the person and available to the campus and will advise the person of its conclusions.

Refund of Tuition and Mandatory Fees, Including Nonresident Tuition

Regulations governing the refund of tuition and mandatory fees, including nonresident tuition, for students enrolling at the California State University are included in Section 41802 of Title 5, California Code of Regulations. For purposes of the refund policy, mandatory fees are defined as those systemwide and campus fees that are required to be paid in order to enroll in state-supported academic programs at the CSU. Refunds of fees and tuition charges for self-support, special session and extended education programs or courses at the CSU are governed by a separate policy established by the university, available at Student Financial Services.

In order to receive a full refund of tuition and mandatory fees, including nonresident tuition, less an administrative charge established by the campus, a student must cancel registration or drop all courses prior to the first day of instruction for the term. Information on procedures and deadlines for canceling registration and dropping classes is available Student Financial Services.

For state-supported semesters, quarters and non-standard terms or courses of four weeks or more, a student who withdraws during the term in accordance with the university’s established procedures or drops all courses prior to the campus-designated drop period will receive a refund of tuition and mandatory fees, including nonresident tuition, based on the portion of the term during which the student was enrolled. No student withdrawing after the 60 percent point in the term will be entitled to a refund of any mandatory fees or nonresident tuition.

A student who, within the campus designated drop period and in accordance with campus procedures, drops units resulting in a lower tuition and/or mandatory fee obligation shall be entitled to a refund of applicable tuition and mandatory fees less an administrative charge established by the campus.

For state-supported non-standard terms or courses of less than four weeks, no refunds of tuition and mandatory fees, including nonresident tuition, will be made unless a student cancels registration or drops all classes, in accordance with the university’s established procedures and deadlines, prior to the first day of instruction for state-supported non-standard terms or courses or prior to the first meeting for courses of less than four weeks.

Students will also receive a refund of tuition and mandatory fees, including nonresident tuition, under the following circumstances:

  • The tuition and fees were assessed or collected in error;
  • The course for which the tuition and fees were assessed or collected was cancelled by the university;
  • The university makes a delayed decision that the student was not eligible to enroll in the term for which tuition and mandatory fees were assessed and collected and the delayed decision was not due to incomplete or inaccurate information provided by the student; or
  • The student was activated for compulsory military service.

Students who are not entitled to a refund as described above may petition the university for a refund demonstrating exceptional circumstances and the chief financial officer of the university or designee may authorize a refund if he or she determines that the fees and tuition were not earned by the university.

Information concerning any aspect of the refund of fees may be obtained from Student Financial Services, 707-826-4407.

Determination of Residency for Tuition Purposes

University requirements for establishing residency for tuition purposes are independent from requirements for establishing residency for other purposes, 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 qualifies to pay university fees at the in-state or out-of-state rate. A resident for tuition purposes is someone who meets the requirements set forth in the Uniform Student Residency Requirements. These laws governing residency for tuition purposes at the California State University are California Education Code sections 68000-68086, 68120-68133, and 89705-89707.5, and California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Subchapter 5, Article 4, sections 41900- 41915. This material can be viewed by accessing the California State University Office of General Counsel website.

Each campus’s Admissions Office is responsible for determining the residency status of that campus’s new and returning students based, as applicable, on the student’s Application for Admission, Residency Questionnaire and, as necessary, other information the student furnishes. A student who fails to provide sufficient information to establish resident status will be classified a nonresident.

Initial Determination: Legal Capacity, Physical Presence, and Intent

To be classified as a resident for tuition purposes, a student must show they have been a legal California resident for more than one year immediately prior to the Residence Determination Date for the term of the application is made. Depending on the age, immigration status or visa type, a student may not have the legal capacity to establish California residency.

Generally, establishing California residency for tuition purposes requires a combination of physical presence and intent to remain indefinitely in the State of California. An adult who, at least 366 days prior to the residency determination date for the term in which resident status is sought, can demonstrate that both physical presence in the state combined with evidence of intent to remain in California indefinitely, may establish California residency for tuition purposes. A student under the age of 19 by the residency determination date derives residency from the parent(s) with whom the student resides or most recently resided. In addition, non-citizens establish residency in the same manner as citizens, unless precluded by the Immigration and Nationality Act from establishing domicile in the United States.

Evidence demonstrating intent to remain in the State of California indefinitely may vary from case to case, but will include, and is not necessarily limited to, the absence of residential ties to any other state, California voter registration and history of actually 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 a residence 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.

Exceptions

Exceptions to the general residency requirements are contained in California Education Code sections 68070-68086 and California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Subchapter 5, Article 4, sections 41906- 41906.6, 41910. Whether an exception applies to a particular student can only be determined after the submission of an application for admission and, as necessary, additional supporting documentation. Because neither the campus nor the Chancellor’s Office staff may give legal advice, applicants are strongly urged to review the material for themselves and consult with a legal advisor.

Residency determination dates are set each term. At Humboldt State University, they are:

Fall - September 20
Spring - January 25

CalState TEACH operates on a trimester system. The residency determination dates for CalState TEACH are as follows:

Fall - September 20
Spring - January 5
Summer - June 1

Reclassification - Financial Independence (only applies to continuing students)

A student classified as a nonresident for a prior term may seek reclassification in any subsequent term; however, reclassification requires that, in addition to satisfying the requirements of physical presence and intent to remain indefinitely in the state, the student must also satisfy the requirement of financial independence. A student seeking reclassification is required to complete a Residency Questionnaire that includes questions concerning financial independence. For additional information on intent, physical presence and financial independence requirements, refer to the California Residency for Tuition Purposes website.

Residency Appeals

A student classified as a nonresident may appeal a final campus decision within 30 days of notification by the campus. Appeals will be accepted only if at least one of the following criteria applies:

  1. The decision was based on:
    • a significant error of fact by the campus;
    • a significant procedural error by the campus; or
    • an incorrect application of the law which, if corrected would require that the student be reclassified as a California resident; and/or
  2. Significant new information, not previously known or available to the student, became available after the date of the campus decision classifying the student as a nonresident and based on the new information, the classification as a nonresident is incorrect.

Instructions to submit an appeal and additional information can be found on the California Residency for Tuition Purposes website.

Appeals via email, fax and U.S. mail will not be accepted. A student with a documented disability who is requesting an accommodation to submit an appeal through the CSU website should contact Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at residencyappeals@calstate.edu

The Chancellor’s Office will either decide the appeal or send the matter back to the campus for further review.

A student incorrectly classified as a resident or incorrectly granted an exception from nonresident tuition is subject to reclassification as a nonresident or withdrawal of the exception and subject to payment of nonresident tuition in arrears. If incorrect classification results from false or concealed facts, the student may also be subject to discipline pursuant to Section 41301 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. A student previously classified as a resident or previously granted an exception is required to immediately notify the Admissions Office if the student has reason to believe that the student no longer qualifies as a resident or no longer meets the criteria for an exception.

Changes may have been made in the rate of nonresident tuition and in the statutes and regulations governing residency for tuition purposes in California between the time this information is published and the relevant residency determination date. Students are urged to review the statutes and regulations stated above.

Financial Aid

Humboldt State recommends early application for financial aid, as some types of aid are extremely limited and/or have deadlines. Parents are expected to provide for their dependents’ education in accordance with nationally recognized standards. In addition, students are expected to use part of their savings and employment earnings to help meet expenses.

You may apply for aid via the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); remember to set up your FSA ID for FAFSA and also have your parents set up a FSA ID, if needed for signatures. Non-citizens who are designated AB540 may file a California Dream Act Application (CADAA). Dream Act applicants are eligible for state and institutional aid only at this time.

Deadlines

File the FAFSA or CADAA, and list Humboldt State University (our school code is 001149) as a school choice to be considered for all federal aid, state grants, and scholarships administered by the Financial Aid Office. New Cal Grant applicants also need to obtain and file the required Cal Grant GPA Verification form. To be considered for a scholarship or grant, both forms must be filed by March 2 for the following academic year.

Types of Aid

The answers to most general questions about assistance programs, application procedures, and financial aid services are available on the Financial Aid website. You may access your personal financial aid award information online at your Student Center. If you have further questions, Intake Advisors are available during regular work hours at 707-826-4321 or toll free at 866-255-1390, or you may also email Financial Aid at finaid@humboldt.edu. Most email inquiries are treated like incoming mail, with an expected reply turnaround time of one to two weeks. A partial list of aid sources follows:

Federal Pell Grants. All undergraduates filing for aid are considered for this grant, based on financial need. This federal grant helps students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree.

Federal College Work Study. Need-based funding for part-time jobs on or off campus.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants. Awarded to a limited number of undergraduates.

Educational Opportunity Program Grants. Economically and educationally disadvantaged undergraduates may qualify for this state-funded program. Recipients must be enrolled in Humboldt’s Educational Opportunity Program.

State University Grants. State-supported, awarded to California residents with financial need. You must be classified as a California resident for fee purposes to be eligible for this grant. Fee waivers can affect eligibility for this grant.

For the following types of financial aid, students might need to fill out additional application forms. Contact Humboldt’s Financial Aid Office, 707-826-4321, for information and applications.

Federal Direct Loans. Long-term federal loans available to students and the parents of dependent students. Interest rates are variable and adjusted each year on July 1. The current maximum interest rates are 6.8% for students, 8% for parents. Repayment and deferment plans vary. For comprehensive information, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Cal Grants A and B are state grants awarded by the California Student Aid Commission to California residents. Cal Grants A and B are for undergraduates.

Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) is a program that provides undergraduate students with family incomes up to $150,000 a scholarship to attend University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) campuses. MCS scholarships are not set amounts and may vary by student and institution. If you are selected to receive a MCS, you will be notified by the California Student Aid Commission.

TEACH Grant. Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Currently, the TEACH Grant is only available to credential students. For detailed information go to the TEACH Grant website. After reading all of the information on the fact sheet, if you are interested in learning more about the TEACH Grant Program, please contact the Financial Aid Office to schedule an appointment with a financial aid counselor.

Bureau of Indian Affairs Grants and Tribal Scholarships. American Indians who qualify may receive federal grants funded by BIA or their tribal agencies. Interested students should contact their Tribal Education Office for tribal scholarship and BIA Higher Education Grant applications. Financial aid recipients must report these educational grants as resources.

Humboldt State offers emergency short-term loans to students to serve as a temporary bridge until the student can gain access to their regular source of funds. These emergency short-term loans are to help students with school related expenses. Emergency short-term loans are a privilege to the student and can be denied to any student who is not in good standing with the University. See the HSU Short-Term Loan Policy for details.

Humboldt State Scholarships

Financial Aid awards scholarships, averaging $800, primarily on the basis of need. Other donor interests, such as community of residence, may be factors in determining recipients.

Applications for HSU scholarships are available from November 1 through January 31 via our online application, accessible via the student portal. Financial Aid measures academic achievement by grade information obtained from the Office of the Registrar 

Estimated Cost of Attendance

The following estimates for 2021-2022 will give you a general idea of costs; summer attendance costs are not included. Fees are based on 6.1 or more units per semester. 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

books & supplies [1]

  • Living with parents: $1,010
  • Living on campus: $1,010
  • Living off campus: $1,010

tuition & fees [2]

  • Living with parents: $7,858
  • Living on campus: $7,858
  • Living off campus: $7,858

food & housing

  • Living with parents: $8,780
  • Living on campus: $13,390
  • Living off campus: $13,390

transportation

  • Living with parents: $1,140
  • Living on campus: $1,140
  • Living off campus: $1,140

miscellaneous

  • Living with parents: $2,160
  • Living on campus: $2,160
  • Living off campus: $2,160

TOTAL

  • Living with parents: $20,948
  • Living on campus: $25,558
  • Living off campus: $25,558

WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange)

books & supplies [1]

  • Living on campus: $1,010
  • Living off campus: $1,010

tuition & fees [2]

  • Living on campus: $10,732
  • Living off campus: $10,732

food & housing

  • Living on campus: $13,390
  • Living off campus: $13,390

transportation

  • Living on campus: $1,140
  • Living off campus: $1,140

miscellaneous

  • Living on campus: 2,160
  • Living off campus: 2,160

TOTAL

  • Living on campus: $28,432
  • Living off campus: $28,432

Credential Candidate

books & supplies [1]

  • Living with parents: $1,010
  • Living on campus: $1,010
  • Living off campus: $1,010

tuition & fees [2]

  • Living with parents: $8,778
  • Living on campus: $8,778
  • Living off campus: $8,778

food & housing

  • Living with parents: $8,780
  • Living on campus: $13,390
  • Living off campus: $13,390

transportation

  • Living with parents: $1,140
  • Living on campus: $1,140
  • Living off campus: $1,140

miscellaneous

  • Living with parents: $2,160
  • Living on campus: $2,160
  • Living off campus: $2,160

TOTAL

  • Living with parents: $21,868
  • Living on campus: $26,478
  • Living off campus: $26,478

POST Baccalaureate/Graduate

books & supplies [1]

  • Living with parents: $1,010
  • Living on campus: $1,010
  • Living off campus: $1,010

tuition & fees [2]

  • Living with parents: $9,294
  • Living on campus: $9,294
  • Living off campus: $9,294

food & housing

  • Living with parents: $8,780
  • Living on campus: $13,390
  • Living off campus: $13,390

transportation

  • Living with parents: $1,140
  • Living on campus: $1,140
  • Living off campus: $1,140

miscellaneous

  • Living with parents: $2,160
  • Living on campus: $2,160
  • Living off campus: $2,160

TOTAL

  • Living with parents: $22,384
  • Living on campus: $26,994
  • Living off campus: $26,994

[1] The estimate includes books, supplies, computer expenses & course materials fees.
[2] Tuition & fees subject to change.
[3]Campus fees plus 150%

ID Card Fee: An additional $5 is assessed to new students for an Identification Card.

Nonresident Tuition: Out-of-state and international students must pay nonresident tuition of $396 per semester unit in addition to the registration fees listed above. For example: 12 units x 2 semesters = 24 units x $396 per unit = $9,504 nonresident fees

Undergraduates: $9,504 nonresident fees + $25,558 attendance costs = $35,062 per year cost of attendance
Graduates: (9 units) $7,128 + $26,994 = $34,122 per year cost of attendance

Nonresident tuition may be paid in three equal installments, due 30, 60, and 90 days into the semester. The service fee is 12% for each installment payment. Students whose aid eligibility does not seem satisfactory, or who have questions, should make an appointment with a financial aid counselor.