Sep 30, 2020  
2019-2020 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admission, Enrollment & Fees


Welcome Prospective Graduate & Post-baccalaureate Students!

There are four steps to the application process for most prospective graduate and post-baccalaureate students:

  1. Applicants must submit an online CSU graduate application for admission at CALSTATE Apply.
  2. Most graduate degree programs at Cal State East Bay also require that an applicant complete a separate departmental application.
  3. Cal State East Bay will determine an applicant’s eligibility based on criteria discussed in this chapter.
  4. The University will notify the student of the decision.
 

General Admission Information
General Enrollment Information
International Information
Fees & Schedules

 

General Admission Information

Graduate & Post-Baccalaureate Admission Categories

Students who meet the minimum requirements for graduate and post-baccalaureate studies may be considered for admission in one of the four following categories:

Graduate Classified
  • To pursue a graduate degree, applicants are required to fulfill all of the professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards, including qualifying examinations, prescribed by the campus; or 
Graduate Conditionally Classified
  • Applicants may be admitted to a graduate degree program in this category if, in the opinion of appropriate campus authority, deficiencies may be remedied by additional preparation; or
Post-Baccalaureate Classified (e.g. admission to an education credential program)
  • Persons wishing to enroll in a credential or certificate program will be required to satisfy additional professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards, including qualifying examinations, prescribed by the campus; or
Post-Baccalaureate Unclassified
  • To enroll in undergraduate courses as preparation for advanced degree programs or to enroll in graduate courses for professional or personal growth, applicants must be admitted as post-baccalaureate unclassified students. By meeting the general requirements, applicants are eligible for admission as post-baccalaureate unclassified students. Admission in this status does not constitute admission to, or assurance of consideration for admission to, any graduate degree or credential program. (Most CSU campuses do not offer admission to unclassified post-baccalaureate students).

Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Admission Requirements

Graduate and post-baccalaureate applicants may apply for a degree objective, a credential or certificate objective, or where approved, may have no program objective. Depending on the objective, the CSU will consider an application for admission as follows:

  • General Requirements - The minimum requirements for admission to graduate and post-baccalaureate studies at a CSU campus are in accordance with university regulations as well as Title 5, Chapter 1, Subchapter 3 of the California Code of Regulations.
    • Specifically, a student shall at the time of enrollment: (1) have completed a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association, or shall have completed equivalent academic preparation as determined by appropriate campus authorities; (2) be in good academic standing at the last college or university attended; (3) have earned a grade point average of at least 2.5 on the last degree completed by the candidate or have attained a grade point average of at least 2.5 (A=4.0) in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted; and (4) satisfactorily meet the professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards for graduate study, including qualifying examinations, as appropriate campus authorities may prescribe. In unusual circumstances, a campus may make exceptions to these criteria.

Note: These and other CSU admission requirements are subject to change as policies are revised and laws are amended. The CSU website www.calstate.edu and the CSU admissions portal www.calstate.edu/apply are good sources of the most up-to-date information.

CSU Rights Reserved

The university reserves the right to select its students and deny admission to the university or any of its programs as the university, in its sole discretion, determines appropriate based on an applicant’s suitability and the best interests of the university.

Admission to Graduate Degree Programs

Most graduate degree programs at Cal State East Bay also require that an applicant complete a separate departmental application. These programs may require that the student meet additional admission requirements beyond those required for admission to the University. Contact the major department for procedures and deadlines.

Students pursuing a state-supported master’s degree may not be simultaneously enrolled in a Cal State East Bay Extension degree program. If student is unsure of the program’s classification, see the Graduate Degree Requirements & Policies  chapter.

For information on changing major, degree, or credential objectives after admission, see the Change of Educational Objective section in the Graduate Graduate Degree Requirements & Policies   chapter or send your inquiries to gradadmission@csueastbay.edu.

Admission to the University

All graduate and post-baccalaureate applicants (e.g., Ed.D. applicants, joint Ph.D. applicants, master’s degree applicants, those seeking educational credentials or certificates) must file a complete graduate application as described in the graduate and post-baccalaureate admission materials at: www.calstate.edu/apply.  Applicants who completed undergraduate degree requirements and graduated the preceding term are also required to complete and submit an application and pay the $55 nonrefundable application fee at the time of submission. The application fee cannot be transferred to a future term; each application filed requires an application fee payment.  To be assured of initial consideration by more than one campus, it is necessary to submit separate applications (including fees) to each.  All CSU applications must be submitted online at www.calstate.edu/apply.  An acknowledgement will be sent to the applicant when the online application has been submitted.

Depending on the objective, the CSU will consider an application for admission as follows:

  • General Admission to the University
  • Admission to a Graduate Program

Please note, if applying to a future term, any past due application fees are still required and must be paid prior to enrollment in classes.

Transcripts

Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended be sent to Cal State East Bay’s Office of Admission. (This includes all institutions before and after a student’s bachelor’s degree.) If a student’s graduate program also requires official transcripts, they will also need to send additional copies directly to their department.


These and other CSU admissions requirements are subject to change as policies are revised and laws are amended. The CSU website, www.calstate.edu, and the CSU admissions portal, www.calstate.edu/apply, are good sources of the most up-to-date information.

Graduate & Post-Baccalaureate Admission Application Procedures & Filing Deadlines

All graduate and post-baccalaureate applicants (i.e., doctorate, joint Ph.D. applicants, master’s degree applicants, those seeking educational credentials or certificates and, where permitted, holders of baccalaureate degrees interested in taking courses for personal or professional growth) must file a complete graduate application as described in the graduate and post-baccalaureate admission materials at: www.calstate.edu/apply. Applicants seeking a second bachelor’s degree must submit the undergraduate application for admission. Applicants who completed undergraduate degree requirements in the preceding term are also required to complete and submit an application and the $55 nonrefundable application fee. To be assured of initial consideration by more than one campus, it is necessary to submit separate applications (including fees) to each. All CSU applications must be submitted online at: www.calstate.edu/apply. An acknowledgement will be sent to the applicant when the online application has been submitted.

Application Filing Periods

Application filing periods are also listed at: www.csueastbay.edu/prospective/how-to-apply/application-and-document-deadlines

(Not all campuses/programs are open for admission to every term.)
Term **INITIAL Applications Filing Period * ALL Official Transcripts Due By Filing Period Duration
Summer February 1-28    
Note: Most programs do not admit students in Summer term.  See program websites for Summer admission information and deadlines. Some departments may accept applications after the deadline on a case-by-case basis; check the department website for details. 
Fall Semester

October 1 - June 1

International - May 1

July 15

Programs with earlier application deadlines are indicated below:

  • Biological Science, MA/MS - application closes April 15
  • Computer Science, MS - application closes May 1
  • Social Work, MSW - application closes January 17
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology, MS - application closes February 1

Some graduate and credential programs may require departmental applications and other supplemental application materials. Please check with the department for details. Learn more at www.csueastbay.edu/graduate-admission.

Spring Semester

August 1 - 31**

International - October 1

October 15
**Note: If applying after the initial filing period, consult the campus admission office for current information. Similar information is conveniently available at: calstate.edu/apply.  Apply early since enrollment may be limited for some programs. Many Cal State East Bay programs accept applications after the initial period. The application filing periods are listed on the Application and Document Deadlines page at www.csueatbay.edu/deadlines.

On-time applicants may expect to receive an acknowledgment from the campuses to which they have applied within two to four weeks of filing the application. The notice may also include a request that applicants submit additional records necessary to evaluate academic qualifications. Applicants may be assured of admission if the evaluation of relevant qualifications indicates that applicants meet CSU admission requirements, and in the case of admission impaction, supplemental criteria for admission to an impacted program. Unless specific written approval/confirmation is received, an offer of admission is not transferable to another term or to another campus.

International Graduate Students

Students who will be studying on an F1/J1 visa or any applicants with transcripts from outside of the U.S. should view www.csueastbay.edu/international for submission deadlines. The university has established deadlines to ensure that all application materials will be processed in time to allow international students to make the necessary passport, visa, travel, and other arrangements to reach the campus before the start of the term of admission. Current deadlines applicable to international student admission can be found on the university website or by contacting the International Admissions Office: iao@csueastbay.edu

Academic Records *

Certificates, diplomas, mark sheets, transcripts, and test scores must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the International Admissions Office to be considered official. The International Admissions Office reserves the right to determine what constitutes an official document. Certified English translations must accompany all non-English original documents. Documents submitted are the property of Cal State East Bay and will not be returned.

MCC-ADM - Credit for Experience and Prior Learning [UNDERG/GRAD](AA)(GAEF)  

Credit for Transferred Courses

A minimum of seventy (70) percent of the total units required by the degree program must be completed in residence while enrolled as an admitted graduate student at Cal State East Bay.

Note: The number of transferable units for each degree program will be rounded to the nearest whole number of units.

Units taken while at other schools, while an undergraduate with permission to take graduate courses, while pursuing an additional baccalaureate degree in “Unclassified Post-Baccalaureate” status, while enrolled in another graduate degree program, or while enrolled in Continuing Education courses-including Open University courses-do not count as resident units. Courses offered in special session are considered resident units. Please note that individual graduate programs may require more than 70 percent of the required degree units in residence, so check the particular program’s section of this catalog for these requirements.

To request transfer credit:

  • The student must have taken the course after earning a bachelor’s degree;
  • Their department must accept the course(s) as relevant to their degree program;
  • The institution at which the student took the course must customarily grant the level of credit for the course (graduate or upper division) that the student wishes to receive for it at Cal State East Bay;
  • The student must have taken the course within five calendar years immediately preceding the receipt of their degree.

A student may also apply units earned through the CSU International Programs that meet the criteria outlined above. No more than half of the units required for the degree may be earned in this manner. If a student also wishes to apply transfer credits to their degree, the total of the transfer and International Program units may not exceed one-half of those required for the degree. If a student completes their capstone experience (thesis, project, or comprehensive examination) while in the International Programs, this must be done under the supervision of at least one Cal State East Bay faculty member.

In general, Cal State East Bay does not allow the use of credit-by-examination from challenged courses for master’s degree requirements. Exceptions may be established by individual departments and must be noted in the degree description in the University Catalog. They are governed by the following policies:

  • The student must pass the exam challenging the course with a grade of “B-” or better;
  • Not more than 9 units of credit-by-examination may be applied to the degree.

Educational Objective

Declaration of Educational Objective

Each applicant must have a declared educational objective when the application is filed. International students on F-1 student visas may be admitted as “Conditionally Classified Graduate,” “Classified Graduate,” or “Classified Post-Baccalaureate” students. They may not be admitted as “Unclassified Post-Baccalaureate” students.

Note: Some graduate programs may require admission tests such as the GMAT or GRE, a supplemental application, a resume and/or other supplemental information. Please consult the individual graduate program for any additional application or admission requirements.

Graduate and Post Baccalaureate English Language Requirement

All graduate and post-baccalaureate applicants, regardless of citizenship, whose native language is not English and whose preparatory education was principally in a language other than English must demonstrate competence in English. Those who do not possess a bachelor’s degree from a postsecondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of  80 on the Internet-based or 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Some programs require a higher score. Several CSU campuses may use alternative methods for assessing fluency in English including Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the International Test of English Proficiency (ITEP).

Cal State East Bay minimum standards for Graduate Students are:

An official transcript showing graduation with a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university, or an international college or university where English is the principal language of instruction, or an official letter from the college or university certifying that English was the language of instruction.

A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 (213 computer-based or 80 Internet-based; 92 for Master’s of Science degree in Economics) or above.

An overall test score from IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam of 6.5 or above for graduate students. A score of 7 or above is required for international students seeking a Master’s of Science degree in Economics.

Note: All test scores must be sent directly from the testing institution. Cal State East Bay’s International Admission Office contacts are located at: http://www.csueastbay.edu/prospective/how-to-apply/international-student-admission.

Returning Students

Cal State East Bay students are granted an automatic leave of absence for one semester. This leave maintains the continuous attendance status of the student with eligibility to register in the following semesters and holds the catalog that determines degree requirements.

Former Cal State East Bay students who have been absent for two or more semesters must apply for readmission. An application fee is charged. At the time of readmission, students may be required to satisfy new university and/or program requirements.  Following a mandatory interruption of one or more semesters, students who have left in a negative academic standing may not be eligible to return until they complete additional coursework. Students who have been academically disqualified or dismissed must file an appeal for reinstatement/readmission. 

English Language Requirement Waiver

Waiver for English Proficiency Requirement

The English proficiency requirement for post-baccalaureate and graduate applicants may be waived by presenting the following:

  • an official transcript showing graduation with a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university, or
  • an official transcript from an international college or university indicating English is the principal language of instruction, or
  • an official letter from the college or university certifying that English was the language of instruction.

Transitory Admission Eligibility

Graduate students are eligible for Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment, Intrasystem Visitor Enrollment, and Cross-Registration with the University of California, Berkeley, and selected other East Bay colleges.

Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment

Students who are enrolled at any campus of the California State University may apply to attend another campus while concurrently enrolled at their home campus.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have completed at least one term at the home campus as a matriculated student, or will be enrolled concurrently in such status,
  • Must be, or have been, enrolled in an authorized graduate program at the home campus, and
  • Must be in good standing at the last college attended.
Intrasystem Visitor Enrollment

Students of any campus of The California State University may apply for admission as a visiting student at another campus for a period of one term.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have completed at least one term at the home campus as a matriculated student,
  • Are, or have been, enrolled in an authorized graduate program at the home campus, and
  • Are in good standing at the last college attended.

For further information contact the Office of Admission at (510) 885-3500 or admissions@csueastbay.edu.

 

General Enrollment Information

Dependents of Veterans

Full-time enrollment for dependents of disabled or deceased veterans (under Chapter 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, or 106) is 12 or more semester units, according to V.A. regulations. Each semester, eligible dependents should consult the Veteran Affairs Coordinator before the first day of classes and submit their forms requesting certification of enrollment for V.A. benefits.

Note: Undergraduate and graduate students who apply for benefits as dependents of disabled or deceased veterans, must be enrolled in courses that apply to a definite program (baccalaureate or master’s degree and/or credential).

Also see: Military & Veterans Information & Services  chapter.

Enrollment & Degree Progress

Graduate students who apply for the following must enroll in courses that satisfy their degree program (master’s degree and/or credential):

  • Veterans’ Benefits (or for benefits as dependents of disabled or deceased veterans),
  • International students wishing INS certification,
  • Student athletes wishing to compete in intercollegiate sports, and
  • Students on most types of financial aid.

Enrollment for Veterans & Reservists

Full-time enrollment for veterans or reservists (under Chapter 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, or 106) is 12 or more semester units, according to V.A. regulations. Each semester, veterans and reservists should consult the Veteran Affairs Coordinator before the first day of classes and submit their forms requesting certification of enrollment for V.A. benefits.

Note: Undergraduate and graduate students who apply for Veterans’ Benefits must be enrolled in courses that apply to a definite program (baccalaureate or master’s degree and/or credential).

General Enrollment Policies & the MyCSUEB Enrollment System

To enroll at Cal State East Bay, students must be admitted to the University.

  • Enrollment is complete only when all enrollment requests have been properly recorded and students have paid all fees, deposits, and charges. Dates for enrolling in MyCSUEB, the Cal State East Bay enrollment system, are published on the University website under Important Dates.
  • Students are given credit only for those courses in which they are officially enrolled in at the conclusion of the Add/Drop period, except for any course which they have officially filed a Withdrawal form(s) and received an approved withdrawal.
  • Students will be held responsible for completing all courses for which they are enrolled, except for those courses from which they withdrew.
  • If students enroll in a course and do not attend initial class meetings, they may be dropped from the class if demand for the course exceeds capacity. Departments following this practice will make reasonable efforts to inform students of this action but students should not assume that non-attendance will result in them being automatically dropped and verify the accuracy of their schedule in MyCSUEB before the end of the Add/Drop period.  It is the student’s responsibility to check MyCSUEB to verify their course enrollment each term.
  • The University does not guarantee the availability of particular courses or sections because admission to classes is authorized only until the maximum number of students allowable in any section has been reached.

Approved by the University Academic Senate, the priority for enrollment is as follows (students must meet the criteria at the time enrollment appointments are set):

  • Students authorized to receive priority enrollment
  • Graduating undergraduate seniors and graduating graduate students, defined as undergraduates who have filed for graduation by the priority deadline and have 100 semester units completed, and graduate or doctoral students who have filed for graduation and/or have been advanced to candidacy by the faculty of the graduate/doctoral program)
  • Students authorized to receive early enrollment
  • Freshmen
  • Post-baccalaureate credential and doctoral students, and conditionally classified/classified graduate students in masters programs
  • Seniors
  • Juniors
  • Sophomores
  • Second baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate certificate program, and unclassified post-baccalaureate students
  • AB 386 Students (online students from other CSU Campuses)

The priority for enrollment for students enrolling in 600-level and 700-level courses is as follows:

  • All graduate students
  • Undergraduate students majoring in the department concerned
  • All other students

Required Units for Full-time Graduate Students

The following classifications apply to graduate students enrolled in the fall and spring semesters and in summer session (not University Extension non­-degree programs and shorter sessions including winter):

  • Full-time enrollment for “Graduate” students and “Classified Post­baccalaureate” students is 8 or more units for financial aid, F-1 and J-1 visas, and for veterans (or dependents of disabled or deceased veterans) or reservists (under Chapter 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, or 1606).

Note: Each semester, veterans and eligible dependents should consult the Veteran Benefits Coordinator before the first day of classes and submit their forms requesting certification of enrollment for V.A. benefits.  Also, graduate students who apply for Veterans’ Benefits (or for benefits as dependents of disabled or deceased veterans), international students wishing Department of Homeland Security certification, student athletes wishing to compete in intercollegiate sports, and students on most types of financial aid must be enrolled in courses that apply to a definite program (master’s degree and/or credential).

 

International Information

Academic Records of International Students

Certificates, diplomas, mark sheets, transcripts, and test scores must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the International Admissions Office to be considered official. The International Admissions Office reserves the right to determine what constitutes an official document. Certified English translations must accompany all non-English original documents. Documents submitted are the property of Cal State East Bay and will not be returned.

Enrollment Requirements for F-1 & J-1 Visa Students

Graduate students on a student visa are required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to take a minimum of 8 units per semester that will count towards their degree as a “graduate” student, a “classified post-baccalaureate” student, or an “unclassified post-baccalaureate” student with an approved course of study.

Note: Enrollment in courses through Open University (University Extension) may not count for visa certification purposes. 

International students should contact the Center for International Education (cie@csueastbay.edu) for information on matters affecting visa status, eligibility for employment, and any special academic requirements for international students.

International Admission Office

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All matters pertaining to the admission of international students are handled by the International Admissions Office. Students from other countries should consult with the International Admissions Office regarding visas, eligibility for employment, and any special academic requirements.

The CSU must assess the academic preparation of international students. For this purpose, “international students” include those who hold U.S. temporary visas as students, exchange visitors, or in other non-immigrant classifications. Cal State East Bay uses separate requirements and application filing dates in the admission of “foreign students”. Verification of English proficiency (see below), financial resources, and academic performance are each important considerations for admission.

Prospective Graduate Students

Graduate applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a four-year bachelor’s degree obtained from a recognized university. Applicants must also have the equivalent of a 2.50 grade point average, or higher, in their last two years of college-level courses.

International (Foreign) Student Admission Requirements

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General Requirements for All International Applicants

The CSU must assess the academic preparation of foreign students. For this purpose, “foreign students” include those who hold U.S. temporary visas as students, exchange visitors or in other nonimmigrant classifications.

The CSU uses separate requirements and application filing dates in the admission of foreign students. Verification of English proficiency (see Undergraduate English Language Requirement ), financial resources, and academic performance are each important considerations for admission. Each applicant must have a declared educational objective (major) when the application is filed. Academic records from foreign institutions must be on file before the start of the semester of admission and, if not in English, must be accompanied by certified English translations.

Priority in admission is given to residents of California for majors that are impacted or for programs with limited openings.

Graduate & Post-Baccalaureate Applicants

Graduate applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a four-year bachelor’s degree obtained from a recognized university. Applicants must also have the equivalent of a 2.50 grade point average, or higher, in their last two years of college-level courses.

In addition, each applicant must have a declared educational objective when the application is filed. International students on F-1 student visas may be admitted as “Conditionally Classified Graduate,” “Classified Graduate,” or “Classified Post-Baccalaureate” students. They may not be admitted as “Unclassified Post-Baccalaureate” students.

Note: Some graduate programs may require admission tests such as the GMAT or GRE and a supplemental application. Please consult the individual graduate department for any additional application or admission requirements.

 

Fees & Schedules

Acceptable Methods of Payment

Go to the MyCSUEB Website here!Credit Cards, Cash, Check

Students may use credit cards, cash, or check for payment of registration fees. See the current MyCSUEB for additional information. The following credit cards are accepted:

  • American Express,
  • Discover,
  • Visa, and
  • MasterCard.
Installment Payment Plans

Installment Payment Plans have been authorized if students are assessed Nonresident Tuition or Tuition Fees. See the current MyCSUEB for additional information about payment plans.

Payment of Special Fees

The Cashier’s Office is located at SA 1200 in the lobby of the Student Services and Administration building accepts in-person cash or check payments for all fees due to Cal State East Bay, such as tuition fees, lab, breakage, test, and parking fees (most payments can also be mailed).

Note: For more information and important dates see the Information About Paying Fees page on the University website. 

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’s website at www.calstate.edu/residency.

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, Reclassification Request Form 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.

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 he/she resides or most recently resided.

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.

A nonresident student seeking reclassification is required to complete a Residency Questionnaire that includes questions concerning his/her financial independence. Financial independence is required, in addition to physical presence and intent to remain in California indefinitely, for reclassification eligibility. Financial independence is established if in the calendar year the reclassification application is made - and in any of the three calendar years preceding the reclassification application - the student:

  • has not and will not be claimed as an exemption for state and federal tax purposes by his/her parent(s);
  • has not and will not receive more than ($750 per year in financial assistance from his/her parent(s); and
  • has not lived and will not live longer than six weeks in the home of his/her parent(s).

A nonresident student who has been appointed as a graduate student teaching assistant, a graduate student research assistant, or a graduate student teaching associate on any CSU campus and is employed on a 0.49 or more time basis is exempt from the financial independence requirement.

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.

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. They are:

Semester Term Campuses
Fall September 20
Winter* January 5
Spring January 25
Summer June 1
* Applies only to winter term at CSU Stanislaus

 

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
Image of the CSU System seal.Nonresident Classification Appeal Process

A student classified as a nonresident may appeal a final campus decision within 30 days of notification by the campus. Information on the appeal process may be found at

http://www.calstate.edu/sas/residency/appeals.shtml.

A campus residency classification appeal must be submitted via the InfoReady online Residence Appeal Form to the California State University Chancellor’s Office at:

https://calstate.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1760156

Appeals via email, fax and U.S. mail will not be accepted. A student with a documented disability that prohibits the student from submitting an appeal through the InfoReady site should contact Student Academic Services:

California State University

Attn: Student Academic Services

401 Golden Shore, 6th Floor

Email: 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.

Fee Waivers & Exemptions

The California Education Code provides for the waiver of mandatory systemwide 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 systemwide 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.

Note: 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):

a. 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:

i. California high schools.

ii. California high schools established by the State Board of Education.

iii. 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).

iv. Campuses of the California Community Colleges (subject to the credit requirements).

v. A combination of those schools set forth in clauses (i) to (iv), inclusive.

b. 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:

a. Graduation from a California high school or attainment of the equivalent thereof.

b. Attainment of an associate degree from a campus of the California Community Colleges.

c. 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.

 

Students who may qualify for any of these benefits listed above can contact the following offices:

Office of Admission
(510) 885-3500; FAX: (510) 885-4059; admissions@csueastbay.edu

Graduate Admission

  • For inquiries regarding admission requirements for a specific program contact the academic department directly.
  • For University Admission requirements questions applicants may e-mail gradadmission@csueastbay.edu

Office of International Admission
(510) 885-7571; FAX: (510) 885-2787; iao@csueastbay.edu

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 to receive official transcripts of grades 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.

If a person believes he or she does not owe all or part of an asserted unpaid obligation, that person may contact Student Financial Services, (510) 885-3767, or the individual 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. 

(See Errata Non-curricular  page for latest amendments approved by the Governor)

Financial Certification Prior to Admission

Prospective International Students

International students who wish to apply for a student visa must demonstrate financial support before a letter of admission or an “I-20” or “DS-2019” form will be issued. The following forms must be submitted:

  1. I-20 Letter of Consent,
  2. Declaration of Finances, and
  3. Health Insurance Compliance.

These forms can be downloaded from the international students admissions page.

Nonresident Tuition

A nonresident graduate student who has been appointed as one of the following on any CSU campus and is employed on a 0.49 or more time basis is exempt from the financial independence requirement:

  • a graduate student teaching assistant, or
  • a graduate student research assistant, or
  • a graduate student teaching associate.

Note: Legal residents of California are not charged tuition, only fees. See “Nonresident Tuition” located in the Undergraduate Information section, Fees & Financial Services  chapter in this catalog.

Post Baccalaureate and Graduate Schedule of Tuition and Fees 2019/20

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 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 - 66028.6 of the 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 the time of application via credit card, e-check or PayPal: $55

Students are charged campus fees in addition to tuition and systemwide fees.  Information on campus fees are also listed below or contact Financial Services for more information.

Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Tuition & Fees, effective 2019/20 1,2
  0 to 6.0 Units Per Semester 6.1 or More Units Per Semester
Tuition Fee * $2,082 $3,588
Student Body Fee 64.50 64.50
Facilities Fee 3.00 3.00
University Union Fee 82.50 82.50
University Union Recreational Fee 97.50 97.50
Instructionally Related Activities Fee 12.00 12.00
Health Services Fee 193.00 193.00
Athletics Fee 52.50 52.50
Academic Excellence Fee 120.00 120.00
Photo I.D. (semester) Fee 1.50 1.50
Total $2,708.50 $4,214.50

1.Fee adjustments subject to the policies established in Executive Order 661.

2.Disclaimer - Cost of Collection: Unpaid Tuition and Fees. You are subject to normal collection actions for unpaid debts including: assessment of late registration and past due fees, withholding of University services, withholding of credit for and disenrollment from some or all classes, referral of the debt to a collection agency and/or credit reporting agency, intercept of amounts due you from the State of California and/or legal action. You are obligated to pay all costs of collection, including attorney fees, collection agency fees and court costs (Please see Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Sections 42380 and 42381).

*Note: Graduate/Post Baccalaureate Tuition for the academic year (two semesters) is $5,256 for 0 to 6.0 units per semester and $8,268 for 6.1 or more units per semester. The total fees paid per semester will be determined by the number of units taken, including those in excess of fifteen.

Graduate Business Professional Fee

The graduate business professional fee of $270 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 Business Analytics (M.S.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

Note: The fee is also charged for prerequisite courses taken by students who have an admission status and are enrolled in one of these programs.

Education Doctorate Tuition & Fees

Students pursuing the Education Doctorate degree pay the following fees when registering at Cal State East Bay.

Effective Fall 2019/20 1,2
  All Students Per Semester Per Academic Year
Tuition Fee * $5,919 $11,838
Student Body Fee 64.50  
Facilities Fee 3.00  
University Union Fee 82.50  
University Union Recreational Fee 97.50  
Instructionally Related Activities Fee 12.00  
Health Services Fee 193.00  
Athletics Fee 52.50  
Academic Excellence Fee 120.00  
Photo I.D. (semester) Fee 1.50  
Total $6,545.50  

1.Fee adjustments subject to the policies established in Executive Order 661.

2.Disclaimer - Cost of Collection: Unpaid Tuition and Fees. You are subject to normal collection actions for unpaid debts including: assessment of late registration and past due fees, withholding of University services, withholding of credit for and disenrollment from some or all classes, referral of the debt to a collection agency and/or credit reporting agency, intercept of amounts due you from the State of California and/or legal action. You are obligated to pay all costs of collection, including attorney fees, collection agency fees and court costs (Please see Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Sections 42380 and 42381).

*Note: 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.

Qualified Teacher Credential Tuition & Fees

Students seeking an initial Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Special Education teaching credential who have been admitted to a credential program with “classified” or “conditionally classified” status pay the following fees. This fee level will apply whether or not the student is simultaneously enrolled in a master’s degree program.

Effective 2019/20 1,2
  0 to 6.0 Units Per Semester 6.1 or More Units Per Semester
Tuition Fee * $1,932 $3,330
Student Body Fee 64.50 64.50
Facilities Fee 3.00 3.00
University Union Fee 82.50 82.50
University Union Recreational Fee 97.50 97.50
Instructionally Related Activities Fee 12.00 12.00
Health Services Fee 193.00 193.00
Athletics Fee 52.50 52.50
Academic Excellence Fee 120.00 120.00
Photo I.D. (semester) Fee 1.50 1.50
Total $2,558.50 $3,956.50

1.Fee adjustments subject to the policies established in Executive Order 661.

2.Disclaimer - Cost of Collection: Unpaid Tuition and Fees. You are subject to normal collection actions for unpaid debts including: assessment of late registration and past due fees, withholding of University services, withholding of credit for and disenrollment from some or all classes, referral of the debt to a collection agency and/or credit reporting agency, intercept of amounts due you from the State of California and/or legal action. You are obligated to pay all costs of collection, including attorney fees, collection agency fees and court costs (Please see Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Sections 42380 and 42381).

*Note: Qualified Credential Program Tuition for the academic year (two semesters) is $4,956 for 0 to 6.0 units per semester and $7,752 for 6.1 or more units per semester. The total fees paid per semester will be determined by the number of units taken, including those in excess of fifteen.

Nonresident Students (U.S. and Foreign)

Nonresident Tuition of $396 is paid on a per unit basis (in addition to basic tuition and systemwide fees charged all students) for all campuses.  The total nonresident tuition paid per term will be determined by the number of units taken.

Note: 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).

Credit Cards:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express 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.