In case of financial hardship, 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.
If you file the admission application via Cal State Apply, the fee waiver request is included in the online system as part of the application process. You will be notified at the time you apply online if you qualify for the fee waiver.
Only California residents are eligible for application fee waivers.
For more information about qualifying for a fee waiver, visit the CSU Budget Office Fee Waivers page.