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Prop 30 Q & A
Passage of Proposition 30 Brings Tuition Decreases to CSUMB Students
With the passage of Proposition 30, eligible students at CSU Monterey Bay can expect to receive a credit of the 9 percent tuition fee increase previously enacted by the CSU Board of Trustees for the 2012-2013 academic year. The credit, ranging up to $249 per semester for full-time undergraduates, will show on your student account by Wednesday, Nov. 28. The exact amount of the credit will be determined by your student fee category and unit load.
Voter approval of the tax measure means that the CSU will avoid a $250-million mid-year budget cut. Annual tuition rates for full-time undergraduate students will revert to $5,472 – the same as in 2011-2012. The CSU’s budget will essentially remain flat for the remainder of the fiscal year, but state funding is still approximately $1 billion – or 33 percent – less than it was four years ago.
With the passage of Proposition 30, we have avoided a devastating blow to higher education and the livelihood of the State of California.
The CSU Chancellor’s Office expects campus enrollments to rise slightly for fall 2013, with CSU able to serve an additional 10,000 to 15,000 students, or approximately 435,000 students total. The system had held applications from new students pending the outcome of Proposition 30, which has a direct impact on funded enrollment targets. Campuses will immediately begin to review applications for new student admissions for the fall 2013.
Non-Financial Aid Students
1. Q. How much of a credit will I see on my student account?
A. Applicable credits will be based on student fee categories and unit load. Credits will be used to offset any outstanding obligation due on your student account, including spring 2013 registration charges, which have not yet posted.
2. Q. When will I see any registration charges on my account for the spring 2013 semester?
A. The spring 2013 registration charges will be calculated and posted to your student account by November 28, 2012.
3. Q. When will I see the credit on my student account?
A. All applicable credits will be calculated and posted by Nov. 28, 2012.
4. Q. Can I receive a refund of my credit instead of the credit applying to any outstanding balance showing on my account?
A. All credits must first apply to balances due for fall 2012 or older terms. Any credit amount left over at that time may be refunded. The “Student Fee and Tuition Refund” request form can be found on your MyCSUMB dashboard under the Student Forms Section.
5. Q. When will I receive my refund?
A. Refund requests received within 10 days from the date of the email notification will be processed and mailed by November 28, 2012. Refund requests received after the 10 day window will be processed and mailed as soon as possible, but no later than December 18, 2012.
Financial Aid Students
6. Q. Will I receive a refund if my tuition charges were paid with a State University Grant?
A: If you were awarded a State University Grant (SUG) you will not receive a tuition refund. Your SUG will be adjusted according to approved tuition fee amount.
7. Q: Will I receive a refund if my tuition charges were paid with a Cal Grant A or B award?
A: If you were awarded a Cal Grant A or B award you will not receive a tuition refund. Your Cal Grant will be adjusted according to the approved tuition fee amount
8. Q. Will this affect Graduate Professional Fees?
A. Yes. Per Executive Order No. 1042, beginning in fall 2010, for each adjustment made by trustee action to the Tuition Fee for graduate students, an equal adjustment will be made to the graduate professional business Category I fee.
9. Q. Will this affect the CalState Teach Fees?
A. Yes. CalState Teach fees are tied to the credential fee rates and would mirror any changes in the state reported fees. For the post-election revised fee amounts.
10. Q. Can my parents obtain information about the status of my credit?
A: Due to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the University can only release student financial information with the student’s expressed written consent.
11. Q. Can I use the credit to offset my spring 2013 charges?
12. Q. What can I do if my questions aren’t answered within these FAQ’s?
A. You may call or send an email to the Campus Service Center and receive a response to your inquiry within two (2) business days.
13. Q. How will my third party payer be refunded?
A. We are waiting for guidance from the Chancellor's Office.