The Student Activity Fee (ASI Fee) falls into the category of mandatory campus fees that are deemed non-refundable as they generally cover fixed and ongoing expenses that the university and auxiliary entities continue to incur during the pandemic to maintain instruction, and operate student programs, services and facilities, many of which remain available to students virtually.
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Effective March 16, 2020, the ASI Children’s Center suspended the collection of family fees and issued pro-rated refund to private pay families for the remainder of March 2020. Distance learning services were offered to all families from March through August 2020. Effective August 28, 2020, the center closed and suspended all services. Should the center reopen and resume services earlier than anticipated, fees will be waived for all subsidized families receiving distance learning services. The ASI Children’s Center will not be collecting any tuition from families during the closure.
Mandatory student fees pay for programs, services, and spaces that students decided they wanted and imposed fees on themselves and future students at CSUDH. Traditionally mandatory fees are initiated and adjusted by students through a student referendum. Similar to community-based taxes, all current students vote in a student referendum to self-impose mandatory fees so they can have campus amenities and services e.g., student activity fee for government, services and advocacy, student union, and other services and programs designed and based on students’ needs during their time at CSU Dominguez Hills.
Mandatory fees can also be initiated by Presidential Alternative Consultation, which is a process used when the university president determines a fee referendum is not the best mechanism for appropriate and meaningful consultation with students. For example, in 2014, the Student Success Fee was authorized by Chancellor White following an alternative consultation process initiated by then university president Willie J. Hagan. Additionally in 2018, the ASI fee distribution was adjusted via presidential alternative consultation to better fulfill the needs of the student population.
CSUDH has six mandatory student fees: the student activity fee (ASI), the student union fee, the Health Facilities fee, the Health Services fee, the Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) fee, and the Student Success fee. The student activity fee is managed by Associated Students, Inc., a non-profit corporation governed by a student board and administered by professional staff and part-time student employees. The ASI mandatory fees cover the cost of student representation and governance, funding for student clubs and organizations, student services and programs, and the ASI Children’s Center. Additionally, ASI supports various campus programs, departments and student initiatives including Intercollegiate Athletics, the Toro Learning and Testing Center, the Multicultural Affairs, and Affinity Centers (Rose Black Resource, Queer Culture Resource, and Toro Dreamers Success Centers).
During the COVlD-19 crisis, ASI has maintained its student representation and governance, student clubs/organizations activities and accounting services, and ASI programs and services have been moved online. These activities continuously require funds and costs to be run and operated even in a virtual environment. Student leaders and employees are working remotely, and student programs and services are available online through virtual platforms accessible to students while learning off campus.
Additionally, ASI’s financial support to the following departments Intercollegiate Athletics, the Toro Learning and Testing Center, the Multicultural Affairs, and Affinity Centers (Rose Black Resource, Queer Culture Resource, and Toro Dreamers Success Centers) provides funds for students’ scholarships, employment, and programming dollars to support the academic and co-curricular development of all CSUDH students. ASI provides $29 per student to Intercollegiate Athletics, $4 per student to the Toro Learning and Testing Center, and $100,000 to the Multicultural Affairs and Affinity Centers.
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Each student pays approximately $135 for an ASI Fee. This is taken out of their normal tuition payment and is not an additional payment that needs to be made. This fee is non-optional and is part of what students pay per semester to help fund services provided by the Associated Students, Inc. ASI is your student government corporation, which represents the students’ interests and voice on campus, locally and statewide. This page includes a breakdown of where those dollars are spent within the Associated Students, Inc., and how we use that money to give back to the students.
The Associated Students, Inc. uses their portion of the fee to help fund programs, marketing efforts, operating costs and more. Below is an in-depth breakdown of how these dollars are spent.
Costs associated with event planning and student life support, such as;
Day to day costs of running the corporation, such as;
Costs associated with training BOD members to better represent the student body locally and state wide, such as;
Costs associated with hiring and retaining competent professional staff.
Costs associated with paying student salaries, athletic scholarships and providing additional financial support for selected campus departments such as: