Student Success Fee

The California State University Chancellor’s Office gave final approval to the proposed Student Success Fee for Cal Poly Pomona. Taking effect Fall Quarter 2013, the fee will provide financial support to areas of the campus that have a significant impact on student retention and graduation. It will serve to restore services and programs that were reduced or cut during the ongoing budget crisis. It also will create additional funding for new programs and improve information technology services to help students.

All registered students at Cal Poly Pomona will begin paying the Student Success Fee each term. The fee will provide additional course sections, increase tutorial services and library hours, enhance wireless and technology support, and provide additional funding opportunities for student clubs and activities.

The Fee Allocation Plan provides a detailed list of areas funded by the Student Success Fee. It includes plans to

  • Update equipment in classrooms and computer labs
  • Expand library hours on evenings and weekends and research desk services on weekends
  • Increase hours of free Learning Resource Center tutoring
  • Expand academic advising services in colleges
  • Expand and improve the quality of the university’s Wi-Fi network
  • Expand IT student help desk on evenings and weekends
  • Expand funding support to student clubs, organizations, and activities
  • Increase diversity programs and support services for veterans
  • Create a multi-purpose student project lab building and additional space for hands-on student projects like the Rose Float.

The Student Success Fee was recommended to the CSU Chancellor’s Office for approval at the conclusion of an extensive consultation process with students from Oct. 16 through Nov. 2, 2012. In total, 40 presentations were made to a wide array of students groups, including four open forums that all students were invited to attend. 1,385 students participated in the consultation process by attending a student-led presentation and completing a questionnaire that included whether they were in support of the new fee. Results of the submitted questionnaires indicated that 71.2 percent of students who participated were in support of the Student Success Fee. The student-led Fee Advisory Committee voted unanimously to recommend the fee.