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.
Winter session and Extended Education courses are generally excluded at most campuses.
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.
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.