CSU Budget Office

Discretionary Fee Waivers

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CA Residents 60 Years of Age or Older
Applies to: California Residents 60 years of age or older taking state supported classes (not through extended education) at the CSU.
Type: Discretionary, based on space available and other factors.
Fees Waived: Tuition Fee
Application Fee
Student Body Center Fee (reduced to $1)
Health Facilities Fee (reduced to $1)
Health Services Fee
IRA Fee
Campus ID Card Fee
Authority: Education Code 89330
Executive Order 734 (.pdf)
Contact: Campus Admissions Office

CSU Concurrent Enrollment
Applies to: Student enrolled at one CSU campus, but taking a class(es) at another CSU.
Type: Discretionary
Fees Waived: Tuition Fee
All other Mandatory Fees
(Students pay the fees of their home institution)
Authority: Education Code 66751-52
Title 5 CCR 40808, 41030
Contact: CSU Admissions Office

Graduate Teaching Assistants
Applies to: Graduate Students employed as Teaching Associates or Graduate Assistants per Education Code 611.
Type: Discretionary
Fees Waived: Tuition Fee
Authority: Education Code 89710
Executive Order 611 (.pdf)
Contact: Campus Admissions Office or Graduate Advisor

High School Students in Special Programs
Applies to: High School students participating in special programs approved by an agreement between the HS and the University.
Type: Discretionary - based on agreements, and other factors.
Fees Waived: Tuition Fee
Application Fee
Student Body Center Fee
IRA Fee
Extension Fees
President MAY waive other mandatory fees per agreement.
Authority: Executive Order 461 (.pdf)
Contact: Director of HS program, or Campus Admissions Office.

In-State University/College Exchange
Applies to: Students enrolled at CSU as a part of an exchange program with another university in California.
Type: Discretionary
Fees Waived: Tuition Fee
(Students pay the fees of their home institution)
Authority: Ed Code 68123
Contact: Campus Admissions and Registration Offices

International Student Exchange
Applies to: Students from universities outside the United States, attending the CSU per an exchange agreement.
Type: Discretionary
Fees Waived: Non-Resident Tuition
Authority: Education Code 89705
Executive Order 605 (.pdf)
Contact: Campus Admissions and Registration

Non-Resident Students with Financial Need/Scholastic Achievement
(not in international exchange)
Applies to: Non-resident students, not a part of the international exchange program, with financial and or scholastic achievement.
Type: Discretionary
Fees Waived: Non-Resident Tuition
Authority: Education Code 89706 & 89707
Executive Order 605 (.pdf)
Contact: Campus Admissions and Registration

Out of State - Public University / Student Exchange
Applies to: Students attending the CSU on an exchange program from a public university in another state.
Type: Discretionary
Fees Waived: Non-Resident Tuition
Authority: Education Code 68124
Contact: Campus Admissions Office

System Study Abroad Program
Applies to: Students enrolled in the CSU systemwide Study Abroad Program.
Type: Discretionary
Fees Waived: All campus-based mandatory fees.
Authority: Executive Order 799 (.pdf)
Contact: Systemwide Study Abroad Program or Campus Registrar

Survivor Benefits
Applies to: CSU Employee Spouses and Dependants - whose spouse or parent died in the line of work at CSU, or whose work related injury caused their death.
Type: Discretionary
Fees Waived: All Category I and Category II fees.
Authority: Executive Order 662
Contact: Campus Admissions Office and Human Resources