Human Resources

CSU Fee Waiver Program

This educational assistance program allows eligible employees to enhance job skills or prepare for a future career by taking classes at any of the 23 CSU campuses, waiving the greater of two courses or 6 units per semester/quarter. Courses must be job-related and/or part of an individual career development plan.

The Fee Waiver Program is a negotiated benefit and is subject to change.

The following employees are eligible to participate subject to management approval: full-time or part-time permanent staff employees; full-time probationary employees; full-time managers; tenured, probationary, and temporary faculty with three-year appointments; coaches with six (6) consecutive years of service in the department. One year of service is defined as one (1) semester or two (2) quarters in the bargaining unit on a single CSU campus during a single academic year. Please see the Employee Categories for more information.

Additional Fee waiver provisions may be found in the collective bargaining agreements as follows:

  • Units 2, 5, 7, 9 (CSUEU) - Article 22
  • Unit 3 (Faculty) - Article 26
  • Unit 4 (Academic Professionals) - Article 16
  • Unit 6 (Skilled Trades) - Article 27
  • Unit 8 (Public Safety) - Article 20

Eligible faculty and staff employees may also transfer their fee waiver benefit entitlement to a spouse, registered domestic partner or dependent child. Eligibility is based upon provisions of the collective bargaining agreements.