By Daniela Rueda |Staff Writer|
CSUSB encourages students to get ahead and take summer classes because of the many benefits offered.
Summer priority registration began May 4 and continued until May 20. Enrollment appointments are available on a student’s MyCoyote page, under the “Student Center” tab.
Summer late registration is June 8 through June 30. The deadline to receive a 100 percent refund is June 23.
Carlos Ramirez, a CSUSB registration specialist, explains why summer school is beneficial for students.
“We recommend summer school for continuing students and new students that are coming into Fall 2015 term, one of the main reasons the courses they are taking here are already at the campus,” said Ramirez.
To prevent a hold on an account, students must complete the Agent of Change online training or the in-person Bystander Intervention Workshop.
Federal mandates require all students to complete training in regard to gender-based violence.
During the summer quarter, both undergraduate and graduate students are allowed only 17 maximum units.
Arlene Zamora plans to take 15 units this summer to advance in her education but has yet to decide whether she will take out a loan or receive financial aid.
“Last year I received grants and financial aid, but this year I was offered to take out a loan, but I still haven’t decided,” said Zamora.
The cost for undergraduate tuition fees is $220 per unit and a mandatory campus fee of $207.50.
Summer Assistance Grant (SAG) was created to assist students with summer fees.
Qualifications for SAG will be based on the same criteria used to determine the eligibility and amount of State University grants.
CSUSB will offer financial aid for eligible current students as well as those eligible and admitted into a degree program for Fall 2015.
Current CSUSB students will pay fees through the same process as other quarters.
Students are responsible for paying their fees by the deadlines indicated on the MyCoyote self service webpage.
The Financial Aid Office Summer web page has instructions on how to apply for aid and specific eligibility requirements.
Students at CSUSB who are interested in transferring units into a degree program should have a maximum of 36 units taken in a non-degree status to apply towards a bachelor’s degree, and 13 units towards a master’s degree.
The benefits from summer school are that students will receive more aid, advance to the next level of funding, and will potentially graduate sooner.
Ramirez also mentioned why it is better to take classes at CSUSB rather than at another school.
“Tuition may be cheaper at other schools but there are certain classes you cannot take at other schools that are transferable or can be applied to your degree as General Education requirements (GE) or lower division classes. Students can also retake a class they have failed and focus only on that one tough class,” said Ramirez.
German Ruiz, a communications major, will be attending summer school because of the benefits.
“I’m taking three classes during summer school to get ahead so I can hopefully graduate next spring,” said Ruiz.