2006/07 Support Budget

CSU Student Fee Waivers

Under current law, there are three state-mandated fee waiver programs: the CSU California Veteran Waiver for children of disabled/deceased veterans (Education Code 32320), the Alan Pattee Waiver for dependents of deceased law enforcement or fire suppression personnel (Education Code 68120), and the newly established fee waiver for California residents who were dependents of victims killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks (Education Code 68121). In addition to state mandated fee waiver programs, other fee waiver programs have been established by CSU Board of Trustees policy, California statute, and collective bargaining agreements that include programs applicable to high school students, California residents age 60 years and older, CSU employees and employee dependents, and graduate and teaching assistants.

The state has not provided General Fund support to fund fee waiver programs since fiscal year 1992/93. However, the CSU has used a portion of funds set aside for financial aid from enrollment growth revenue to support increases in the number of students eligible for state-mandated fee waivers.

Adjustments for changes in the reported number of state-mandated fee waivers have been incorporated in the CSU revenue estimates for 2006/07.The amount of funded waivers increased by $2.5 million between 2004/05 and 2005/06 and is projected to increase further in 2006/07 as newly mandated state waivers are more fully utilized.

2004/05 State University Fee Waivers

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Last Updated: November 11, 2005