Tuition Fee Waiver

Program Overview

  • Eligible faculty and staff, may take courses at any of the CSU’s 23 campuses at a reduced rate or transfer the benefit to a qualified dependent
  • Take two (2) courses or six (6) units, whichever is greater, per term.
  • Courses taken under the fee waiver program must be taken for credit, they may not be audited.
  • Only regular session state-funded courses are fee waiver eligible. Open University, special session and self-support courses are not eligible.
  • Winter sessions are not fee waiver eligible. Summer Fee Waiver are only for those in the Doctorate Program. We recommend asking the program/department if the class(es) you want to take are regular or special sessions to confirm their eligibility.
  • Application must be submitted each term for the fee waiver to take effect. Fee waivers applications will not be processed after the term has ended unless of extenuating circumstances.
  • Employees and their dependents who are taking graduate level courses are subject to taxation.
  • For guidance on how to use Tuition Fee Waiver, see the Tuition Fee Waiver Help page.
  • Auxiliary employees do not qualify under the Tuition Fee Waiver Program. Please reach out to your Human Resources Representative at your auxiliary.


Fee Waiver Deadlines

Deadlines Date
Accepting Fall 2022 Applications 6/1/2022
Fees waived by the Bursar’s Office 6/20/2022
Applications due to University Personnel  9/8/2022
Last date for the Bursar's Office to waive fees  9/16/2022
Attending another CSU Check with your CSU Campus 
Summer/Winter deadlines  Please consult with the Fee Waiver Coordinator


Types of Tuition Fee Waivers


Fee Waiver Applications


Additional Information

Questions? Contact the Tuition Fee Waiver Program Coordinator for more information.