NOTICE TO CAL STATE LA STUDENTS: Proposed Student Health Center Fee Increase

Why is a fee increase and indexing for the Health Center Fee being proposed?

  • The Student Health Center is currently in a deficit (costs greater than revenues collected) of over $1.7 million.
  • The SHC is a self-supporting entity with its primary source of revenue being the Student Health Services Fee (not part of tuition).
  • The last Student Health Services Fee increase was in 2006 and the fee was not indexed to adjust for the rising costs of health services and pharmaceuticals.
  • Per the Health Center website, failure to increase the fee would cause dire budgetary cuts, resulting in a substantial reduction of critical services to students, including mental health care.

What would a fee increase and indexing of the SHC mean?

  • The proposed adjustment includes increasing the fee from $82.50 to $132.50 per semester, effective Fall 2018.
  • Indexing the fee would permit incremental adjustments as needed per the increasing cost of healthcare in the future, without further consultation with students.

How Can I Make My Opinion Heard?

  • Contact your ASI student representatives.
  • Attend the Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 where we will be taking action on our stance for this fee.
  • Email the SHC at and let them know what you think.
Last modified on July 5, 2019