STRF. You must pay the state-imposed fee for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all the following applies to you:

1. You are a student, who is California resident and prepays all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student  loans, or personal loans, and

2. Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.


You are not eligible for STRF protection and you are not required to pay the STRF fee if either of the following applies:

1. You are not a California resident,

2. Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer,government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repaythe third party.   

STRF DISCLOSURE STATEMENT.   ¡°You may be eligible for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following: (1) The school closed before the course of instruction was completed. (2) The school¡¯s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school. (3) The school¡¯s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.  (4) There was a material failure to comply with the Act on this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.  (5) An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.¡±

 Effective January 1, 2015, the Student Tuition recovery Fund (STRF) assessment rate is (0%) per $1000.