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Fee Waivers

Mandatory Fee Waivers

Established by the California Legislature and required by Education Code. CSU Campuses allow a limited number of undergraduate application fee waivers for residents of California. For students without lawful immigration status, who qualify for an AB540 non-resident tuition exception, fee waivers may also be available. Provisions for the waiver of mandatory CSU Systemwide fees are as follows:

  • Alan Patte (Education Code 68120 and 68120.5)

  • California Veteran (Education Code 66025.3)

  • Dependents of Victims of Semptember 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks (Education Code 68121)

  • Non-Resident California Students (Education Code 68130.5 and 68075.7)

  • Non-Resident Student with T or U visa that are victims of trafficking, domestic violence, and other serious crimes (Education Code 68122)

For more information about qualifying for a Mandatory Fee Waiver, visit the CSU Budget Office Mandatory Fee Waivers page.

Requirement Documents: Qualifying students must submit a letter of authorization. The letter must include the student's current academic year. These waivers will allow the student's state fee (tuition fee) to be waived from their total cost of attendance. 

CSU Employee Dependent Fee Waiver

The California State University offers eligible employees to enroll in the CSU Employee Fee Waiver and Reduction Program. Eligible employees may transfer his or her fee waiver benefit entitlement to a spouse, domestic partner or dependent child. The fee waiver may be transferred to one person only, regardless of whether the individual uses the full two (2) courses or 6 units.

  • Employee Fee Waivers (Education Code 89700-89710)

For most information about qualifying for a CSU Employee Fee Waiver, visit the CSU Budget Office Fee Waivers page

Required Documents: Qualifying students must submit an approved CSU Human Resources form. The form must be requested and completed by the student's parent or legal guardian, and approved by Human Resources. The submitted form must include the student's current academic year. These waivers will allow the student's state fee (tuition fee) to be partially waived from their total cost of attendance. 

Students who may be eligible for these benefits must submit qualifying documentation to the Office of International Programs Fiscal Affairs at ipfinance@calstate.edu. 

Last modified 08/17/2017