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AB-1064 California State University: student discretionary expenses survey.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 89013 is added to the Education Code, to read:

89013.
 (a) (1) On or before January 1, 2021, and on or before each January 1 every three years thereafter, the California State University shall conduct a survey of a representative sample of the student population at each campus to determine the average student’s annual discretionary expenses, which shall not include tuition and fees, to attend the campus. Discretionary expenses include, but are not necessarily limited to, all of the following:
(A) Housing.
(B) Food.
(C) Textbooks.
(D) Supplies.
(E) Course materials.
(F) Educationally related technology.
(G) Transportation expenses, including, but not limited to, travel expenses while at school and to and from a student’s permanent address.
(H) Medical expenses.
(I) Child care expenses.
(J) Recreational expenses.
(2) The California State University shall determine the average annual cost for each category of discretionary expense.
(b) The California State University shall exclude from the category averages determined pursuant to subdivision (a) lack of, or a reduction in, expenses that would skew the average for at least both of the following scenarios:
(1) Support or aid provided by close family or friends, including, but not limited to, free housing.
(2) Poverty or hardship, including, but not limited to, homelessness.
(c) Each campus shall use its category averages, determined pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (b), to determine the average annual total cost of attendance.
(d) Each campus shall post its updated category averages determined pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (b) and its updated average annual total cost of attendance determined pursuant to subdivision (c) on its Internet Web site within the six months immediately following completion of each campuswide survey pursuant to subdivision (a).