Student Fees

The CSU Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition for 2017-18 at its March 22, 2017 board meeting. Details about the increase can be found on the CSU 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.)

More information is available on the “Proposed 2017-18 Tuition Increase” website.


As a Cal Poly Pomona student, you pay Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) fees each quarter. If you’ve ever been curious about where your hard-earned cash goes, this breakdown is for you!


Fall Quarter 2017-2018 Fees

Fee Amount
Associated Students Inc. Fee $44.28
Bronco Student Center Fee (including the BRIC) $246.23
Total $290.51

Breakdown of Fees

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ASI is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the Bronco Student Center and the Bronco Recreation & Intramural Complex, two of the main hubs on campus. Additionally, professional staff are employed for management, advising and mentorship for students.

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Programs & Services


This portion of the fees is allotted to fund student programs, including the Bronco Events and Activities Team (BEAT), Campus Recreation and the Bronco Exhibit Gallery. The fee also includes services that ASI provides for students, including Marketing, Design, & Public Relations, Conference & Events, Custodial, Maintenance, Games Room Etc., Student Government, ASI Elections and the Children’s Center.

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Student Employment


ASI employs more than 350 student staff in various departments and positions.

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Fixed Costs


ASI pays these constant costs every year regardless of the current budget or financial situation. These include insurance, professional fees, contracts, university services and post-retirement benefits.

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ASI remains fiscally responsible by setting aside funds in reserve accounts that have been established for designated purposes. These funds are used for capital improvement, repair and replacement, emergencies and new student programs.

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Student Clubs, Councils & Diversity Groups


In addition to diversity programs, each of the eight academic colleges’’ councils receive a portion of this budget to fund clubs. These funds are used to promote student involvement, which is essential to the college experience.

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ASI provides student leaders with scholarships to allow them to focus on their education while serving as your student leaders.

ASI Money Myths

1. The Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex (BRIC) is the reason why tuition keeps going up.

False. The fees that are paid for the BRIC are separate from the General Fund dollars that support the academic program. The BRIC fee revenue cannot be used for classes, professor salaries or instructional materials.

2. Students who do not use the Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex or Bronco Student Center (BSC) do not have to pay for it.

False. Per the California Education Code, all enrolled students are subject to mandatory ASI & BSC fees.

3. ASI is out to make a profit.

False. As an incorporated non-profit company and a recognized CSU Auxiliary organization, ASI serves Cal Poly Pomona by managing the BSC and BRIC facilities, overseeing the accounts for student clubs and administering the Instructionally Related Activities accounts. ASI’s revenue covers the cost of programs and services, operations and student employment from student fees and is therefore not out to make a profit.

4. Student leaders are paid a lot of money for their work in ASI.

False. The Senate and Cabinet student leaders as well as the BEAT are not paid employees of ASI, although, they do receive small scholarships. Student leaders spend a minimum of 20 hours per week supporting ASI programs and services, making it difficult for them to have other jobs on top of their academic coursework. The scholarship they receive helps offset the time they could be working elsewhere.