The total support cost per full-time equivalent student (FTES) includes the expenditures for current operations, including payments made to students in the form of financial aid, and all fully reimbursed programs contained in state appropriations. The average support cost is determined by dividing the total cost by the number of FTES. The total CSU 2010-11 budget amounts were $2,617,435,000 from state General Fund appropriations (not including capital outlay funding), $1,244,603,000 from net basic tuition fee revenue, and $320,211,000 from other fee revenues and reimbursements for a total of $4,182,249,000. The number of projected 2010-11 FTES is 339,873 resident and 14,509 non-resident students. FTES is determined by dividing the total academic student load by 15 units per term (the figure used here to define a full-time student’s academic load).
The 2010-11 average support cost per FTES based on General Fund appropriation and net basic tuition fee revenue only is $11,213 and when including all sources as indicated below is $12,117. Of this amount, the average net basic tuition fee revenue and other income & reimbursements per FTES is $4,416, which includes all fee revenue in the CSU Operating Fund (e.g. tuition fees, application fees, other miscellaneous fees, and reimbursements).
|Total Support Cost
Net Basic Tuition Fee Revenue2
Other Income & Reimbursements 2, 3
1”State Appropriation includes a decrease of $106 million reflecting a shift of costs on a one‑time basis to the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act State Fiscal Stabilization Fund.”
2Net Basic Tuition fee revenue and other income represents campus 2010-11 budgets submitted November 2010.
3Other income and reimbursements represent campus “other fee” 2010-11 final budget revenues submitted, as well as reimbursements in the CSU Operating Fund.
The average CSU 2010-11 academic year, resident, undergraduate student basic tuition fee and other mandatory fees required to apply to, enroll in, or attend the university is $5,285. However, the costs paid by individual students will vary depending on campus, program, and whether a student is part-time, full-time, resident, or nonresident.