Financial Aid


Your award letter may also include other awards that have been reported to the CSUMB Financial Aid Office. These awards include scholarships from private donors, California Veteran fee waivers, and Vocational Rehabilitation compensation. Below is information about some of these awards.

Cal Vet Tuition Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents

This is a waiver that covers mandatory tuition at CSUMB only and does not include campus fees. You are responsible for covering those fees which include student union fees, student health service fees, among many others.

If you are eligible for this waiver, you will not be eligible for California State aid.

For more information, contact your local County Veterans Service Office or contact CSUMB Student Veteran Services Office at 831-582-5720. All Cal Vet Waiver Authorization Letters must be submitted via email to the CSUMB Veteran Services Office for processing at

International Student Non-Resident Fee Waiver

International F-1 degree seeking students may be eligible for the International Student Non-Resident Fee Waiver. Recipients of this award receive a partial or full waiver for the non-resident fee portion of their tuition. This award ranges from $1,000 to $12,000 and must be applied for every year. The primary purpose of the waiver is to recognize international students who display exceptional scholastic achievements and dedication.

For more scholarship information:

Alan Pattee Scholarship Act: Tuition Fee Waiver

Pursuant to the Alan Pattee Scholarship Act, Education Code Section 68120, children of deceased public law enforcement or fire suppression employees, who were California residents and who were killed in the course of law enforcement or fire suppression duties, are not charged mandatory system-wide fees or tuition of any kind at any California State University campus. Students who may qualify for these benefits should contact Ashlie McCallon at or (831) 582-4077.

Graduate Teaching Associates and Research Assistants

California State University Executive Order 611 allows campus presidents or their designees to waive the State University Fee for graduate students who are employed as Teaching Associates (Class Code 2353 or 2354) or Graduate Assistants (Class Code 2355). For detailed information on criteria, application, and deadlines, visit the Office Of Graduate Studies and Research.