Tuition & Fees

For more information about the multi-year tuition increase, please visit the California State University website.


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 fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees.  All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun.  All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate.  Changes in mandatory systemwide fees 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).

Cancellation for Non-Payment of Fees

Failure to pay all outstanding tuition and fees by the due date could result in the cancelation of all your classes:

Spring 2024 tuition and fees are due by January 8, 2023

You will not be canceled if you have ENOUGH pending financial aid posted to your student account that will cover ALL your term fees. We encourage you to review the Account Inquiry link in your Student Center to review your pending financial aid. Please visit Financial Aid Disbursement Requirements to learn more about how to receive financial aid. Any fee waiver, third-party authorization, or Humboldt Installment Plan must be submitted to the Student Financial Services Office prior to the fee deadline. For registration activity after January 1, 2024 fees are due within 7 days.

Registration Fee Information & Rates

Student Fee Advisory Committee

For more information about fees, visit this site:

View the detailed examination of mandatory fees performed by the Humboldt Task Force on Student Fees in 2018.

Important Information Regarding Fees

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees sets tuition costs. The CSU system said instruction on all 23 CSU campuses, including Humboldt, is being conducted via hybrid, virtual and in-person (as exceptions) on a temporary basis to ensure that students continue their education and maintain their progress toward degree completion despite the current public health crisis. Tuition will therefore not be refunded.

Mandatory fees and tuition will not be discounted or reimbursed. Campus mandatory fees are not subject to refund except in very limited circumstances because they generally cover fixed and ongoing expenses and costs that the university continues to incur during the pandemic to finance, maintain and operate student facilities and programs (many of which remain available to students via remote access). Examples of these costs include but are not limited to ongoing administrative and overhead costs such as student government programs, academic retention and support, progress toward degree completion, employee wages and benefits, expenses for utilities, repair and maintenance, and payment of financing and long-term debt obligations for some facilities. 

Students pay campus mandatory fees regardless of whether they are a full-time student, part-time student, online student or a student studying abroad – and even if they do not expect to ever use the programs or facilities they support. We hope that students understand that if they want the facilities and programs to be available to them now and in the future, they must, of course, be financially supported and maintained during the pandemic.  

The university does have a process for students to request a refund for tuition and mandatory fees based on special circumstances. These special circumstances include tuition and fees that were assessed or collected in error; the course for which Tuition and Fees were assessed or collected was canceled by the university; the university makes a decision that the student was not eligible to enroll in the term for which tuition and fees were assessed or collected; or the student was activated for mandatory military service. If you believe you can demonstrate exceptional circumstances warranting a refund, you may petition in accordance with the refund and petition guidelines.