San José State University engages in many revenue-generating activities. Revenues from tuition are the university’s primary form of financial support, followed closely by State support, but many other revenue streams play an important role in enabling SJSU to fulfill its mission in a more meaningful way. For example, there are a number (how much $1.5 million) of scholarships and grants available each year to students that are provided by donors.
Maintaining and expanding SJSU’s revenue base is important to maintaining the quality of education the university offers. On the other hand, as a public university, San José State must approach developing new revenue streams in a way that is compliant with the public policies that govern the CSU and non-profit businesses. This document is intended to assist SJSU departments in evaluating potential new revenue streams under applicable laws and policies, and provide guidance in how to properly initiate new revenue streams. Its scope is limited to new fees charged to willing participants (sometimes called “fee for service”).