When you apply for admission to the CSU through Cal State Apply you are automatically considered for an application fee waiver based on the information requested in the application.
You must fully complete the application before the fee waiver eligibility is determined.
If you are eligible for an application fee waiver, you will see a “Check My Fee Waivers” link (see screenshot below). Click on "Check My Fee Waivers" for more information. If you do not see the link, you are not eligible for a fee waiver.
To be considered for the application fee waiver, you must be:
Applicants who are eligible for the application fee waiver may apply to
up to four CSU campuses per application term (i.e., fall, spring).
Approved waivers are not transferrable to a future or past application term.
Be aware that the following common errors may cause an eligible applicant not to receive an application fee waiver:
Applicants who incorrectly report any of the items above will not be granted an application fee waiver.
Application Fee Waiver Checklist (PDF) for more guidance on how to avoid common errors.
The CSU does not accept College Board fee waivers, nor any other external waiver form.