What are the different types of fees that CSF oversees?
Student Service Fees
The Student Services Fee is a UC system-wide mandatory fee charged to all registered undergraduate and graduate students. As noted by Regents Policy 3101, “Income generated by the Student Services Fee (formerly referred to as the University Registration Fee) shall be used to support services and programs that directly benefit students and that are complementary to, but not a part of, the core instructional program”
Campus-based mandatory fees are initiated and approved by students via a student referendum and later approved by the Chancellor. Each of these fees help support student programming and activities such as student transportation, supporting student access to technology, wellness, and other areas of supplemental benefits to the student experience. Each fee additionally has student members as well as CSF members who sit on each committee to ensure oversight. Examples of campus-based fees include the Class Pass Transit Fee, Rec Sports Fee, and the Wellness Fee.
Course Materials Fees & Miscallaneous Fees
Course Materials Fees and Miscallanous Fees are set in accordance with the Delegation of Authority 2559. Course Materials Fees encompass user fees, service charges, or fines assessed to cover the cost of services and materials. These are not mandatory as a condition of enrollment and are only charged to students and others when the service is applicable (e.g. course material fees, lab use fees, etc.).
Miscellaneous Fees are fees that can be proposed by all academic and non-academic units. As defined by the Berkeley Campus Policy and Procedures on Miscallenous Student Fees, “This policy covers fees and service charges that may be assessed for purposes such as: covering the cost of non-instructional services or materials; encouraging compliance with administrative rules; replacing or repairing equipment which is damaged by students beyond normal wear and tear; recovering costs through rental charges for the student's use of University-owned tools, musical instruments, or other equipment; or covering the cost of other materials or services necessary to provide a special supplemental educational experience of direct benefit to the student.”
Student Fees Committees and Meetings that CSF Members Sit on:
|ASUC Senate Meetings|
|Basic Needs Referendum Oversight Committee|
|Big C Committee|
|CACSSF - Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Student Services and Fees|
|Cal Performances Board of Trustees|
|Class Pass Advisory Committee|
|Course Materials & Services Committee|
|Gold Fee Committee|
|Graduate Assembly Delegate Meetings|
|HFAB - Health Fee Advisory Board|
|INK Oversight Committee|
|Life Safety Committee|
|Lower Sproul Student Council|
|Recreational Sports Board of Governors|
|SACFAE - Student Advisory Council on Financial Aid and Education|
|SHAC - Student Health Advisory Committee|
|SHIAC - Student Health Insurance Advisory Committee|
|SFRC - Student Fee Referendum Committee|
|The Green Initiative Fund Committee (TGIF)|
|WFAC - Wellness Fee Advisory Committee|
General Resources about Student Fees
University of California Student Fee Policy (As of 07/22/2010)
Descriptions of Charges: Tuition, Student Services Fee, Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition, etc.
Council on Student Fees Standing Policy #2: Appropriate Use of Student Fees (As of 05/19/2012)
Section 80.00 Policy on Compulsory Campus-Based Student Fees (As of 3/22/07) part of the Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations and Students (As of 10/9/09)