Prop 30 Impact on 2012-2013 Tuition FAQs

 

 

What is Proposition 30?

 The passing of Proposition 30 increases taxes on earnings over $250,000 for seven years and sales taxes by ¼ cent for four years, to fund schools and guarantees public safety realignment funding. Fiscal Impact: Increased state tax revenues through 2018–19, averaging about $6 billion annually over the next few years. Revenues will be available for funding state budget. In 2012–13, planned spending reductions, primarily to education programs, would not occur.

 Does Proposition 30 affect my student account?

 Yes, if you were charged State tuition fees. The California State University will roll back tuition fees to 2011-12 fee levels for tuition, retroactive to the fall 2012 term. (This does not include the mandatory campus fees.) For further information regarding tuition fees, please visit the CSU website.

 What if I am an Open University student?

 This will not affect students who were not charged the State tuition fee. Open University student accounts will not be adjusted.

 Will I receive a refund?

 Not all students will be eligible for a refund. Applicable refunds will be based on student fee categories, unit load and whether you received financial aid and the type of financial aid. Refunds will first be used to offset any outstanding obligation due on the student account before a refund is issued to the student.

 Will I receive a refund if my tuition charges were paid with a State University Grant or Cal Grant A/B?

 If you were awarded either of these grants you will not receive a tuition refund.

 How will I receive the refund?

 All applicable refunds will be processed according to the original form of payment. For example, if you paid by credit card you will receive a refund to your credit card. If you paid by check or cash, you will receive either an electronic refund if you have enrolled in direct deposit or a paper check. We strongly encourage students to enroll in direct deposit as a fast and secure way to receive your refund. Please sign up before November 26 to ensure you get your funds electronically.

 If eligible, when will I receive my refund?

 All refunds will be posted to your student account by December 14, 2012. Depending on whether you have enrolled in direct deposit or are receiving a paper check will determine when you will receive a refund. All refunds will either be refunded by direct deposit or a paper check will be mailed to the address the University has on file for you.

 What if I have outstanding charges on my account?

 Refunds will first be used to offset any outstanding obligation due on the student account before a refund is issued to the student.

 What if my tuition was covered by a tuition waiver?

 If your tuition was covered by a waiver you will not receive a refund.

 How will my third party payer be refunded?

 We are waiting for guidance from the Chancellor's Office.

 Will my scholarship be reduced?

 It depends on the type of scholarship you received. If your scholarship funds were designated for tuition only purposes then your scholarship will be reduced and you will not receive a refund.

 Will this affect the Graduate Professional Fee?

 Yes. Per Executive Order No. 1054, beginning in fall 2010, for each adjustment made by trustee action to the State University Fee for graduate students, a proportionate adjustment will be made to the graduate professional business Category I fee. For the post- election revised fee amounts, visit the Bursar’s Office website.

 Can my parents obtain information about the status of my refund?

 Parents can only obtain information regarding your student account if you have designated them as an authorized user. A tutorial can be found on the Bursar’s Office website.  This is because of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

 Can I use the credit on my account from the rolled back tuition to offset my spring 2013 charges?

 No. All applicable refunds will be processed according to the original form of payment. You will be refunded either via e-check (direct deposit), paper check or a credit will be applied to your credit card.

 When can I register for the spring 2013 semester?

 Priority registration for spring 2013 began on November 6, 2012 for eligible, currently enrolled students. All registration is based on your enrollment appointment date. Please check your MySJSUfor your date and time.

 When will I see any charges on my account for the winter and/or spring semester?

 The winter and spring 2013 charges will be applied to your student account no later than December 1, 2012. The payment due date for the winter and spring semesters is December 15, 2012. Students will be able to also sign up for a payment plan for the spring 2013 semester. We do not offer a payment plan for the winter sessions.

 What if I am receiving Veterans Benefits?

 If you are a continuing student in the spring 2013 semester and receiving benefits, you will not be recertified for the fall 2012 semester. You will be certified for the spring 2013 semester, which will include the reduction of the fall 2012 tuition fees. If you are not continuing you will be recertified for the fall 2012 semester and your Veterans Benefits will be refunded to the Veterans program. This is only for students where the University receives payment.