The Office of the CFO advises campus constituents on student fee policy, revenue generation, and fee increases. Specific functions include:

  • Attending student fee committee meeting to provide objective input on the campus budget and the financing of student services from various student fees.
  • Providing advice to units wanting to propose a new Miscellaneous Student Fee. Providing analysis of all new proposed Miscellaneous Student Fees to the relevant student fee committees and the Chancellor.
  • Providing advice to departments wanting to propose a new or changed Course Materials and Services Fee (CMSF). Staffing the CMSF Committee and providing the Committee with analysis of all proposed new and increased CMSFs.
  • All student fee communications with UCOP, including required reports and annual fee requests.
  • Assisting schools and colleges considering either a Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition program or a Self-Supporting Graduate Professional Degree Program with the preliminary program budget analysis, the program budget for a new degree request, and the final reporting to UCOP.

To request information or assistance with student fees please contact Seija Virtanen, Campus Finance Lead - Student Fees, at studentfees@berkeley.edu.

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