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Mandatory Fee Waivers

Established by the California Legislature and required by Education Code, CSU campuses must honor these waivers for qualifying students.

For more information on a Waiver, please contact your Campus Admissions Office.

California Veteran

Applies to:

Eligible Dependents of Veterans as described in the Education Code section listed below.

Fees Waived:

Tuition Fee
Doctoral Program Tuition Fee
Professional Program Fee
Application Fee

Alan Pattee

Applies to:

Surviving spouse or surviving child of an active CA law enforcement/fire suppression officer killed in the line of duty.​

Fees Waived:

Tuition Fee​​
Doctoral Program Tuition Fee (waived for dependent of an employee of a public agency only)​
Professional Program Fee (waived for dependent of an employee of a public agency only)​
​Non-Resident Tuition
Application Fee
Student Body Center Fee
Student Body Association Fee
Health Facilities Fee
Health Services Fee
Instructionally Related Activities (IRA)
Other Campus Mandatory Fees (Cat.II)​

Dependents of Victims of September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks​

Applies to:

California Residents who are dependent survivors of persons killed in the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks. Must enroll as an undergraduate student at a CSU campus.

Fees Waived:

Tuition Fee
Application Fee

Current or Former Foster Youth

Applies to:

Current or Former Foster Youth as described in the Education Code section listed below.
(See information about the tuition fee waiver and the tuition fee waiver form.)

Fees Waived:

Tuition Fee
Doctoral Program Tuition Fee
Professional Program Fee
​Application Fee

CSU Student Trustee

Applies to:

CSU student trustee for the duration of his or her term of office as described in the Education Code section listed below.

Fee Waived:

Tuition Fee

Exonerated Person

Applies to:

Exonerated person who meets all required conditions.

Fees Waived:

Tuition Fee
Doctoral Program Tuition Fee
Professional Program Fee
Application Fee

Non-Resident, CA High School Graduates – Nonresident Tuition Waiver

Applies to:

CA high school graduates

Fee Waived:

Non-Resident Tuition

Members of the US Armed Forces stationed in California

Applies to:

CSU student who is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States is entitled for resident tuition as described in the Education Code section listed below.

Fee Waived:

Non-Resident Tuition

Non-Resident Active Duty Servicemembers and Veterans under GI Bills

Applies to:

Non-resident active duty servicemembers and veterans under the Montgomery and Post-9/11 GI Bills; meet all requirements under Education Code 68075.7

Fees Waived:

Non-Resident Tuition

Non-Resident Visa Student victims of trafficking, domestic violence, or other crimes

Applies to:

Non-Resident students with T or U visa status and are victims of trafficking, domestic violence, and other serious crimes; meet all requirements under Education Code 68122

Fees Waived:

Non-Resident Tuition