Eligibility

Educational Fee Waiver Criteria

The following employees are eligible to participate in the fee waiver program:

  • Full-time permanent or probationary employees
  • Full-time temporary employees, if allowed by collective bargaining contract
  • Permanent part-time employees
  • Employees on an approved leave of absence, if otherwise eligible
  • Temporary faculty employees with three (3) year appointments pursuant to Article 12. Coaches with at least six (6) consecutive years of service in the department.

CSU Fee Waiver eligibility criteria for represented and non-represented employee categories is summarized in the table below:

Employee Categories Eligibility Criteria
Units 2, 5, 7, 9 (CSUEU)
Unit 4 (Academic Professionals)
Unit 6 (Trades)
Unit 10 (IUOE)
Full-time employees (i.e., permanent, temporary, and probationary)
Part-time permanent employees
Unit 3 (Faculty) Tenured* and probationary faculty unit employees, and temporary faculty unit employees with three (3) year appointments pursuant to Article 12.
Coaches with at least six (6) years consecutive years of service in the department. (Two (2) quarters in the bargaining unit on a single CSU campus during a single academic year.)
Unit 1 (Physicians) All Unit Members
Unit 8 (Public Safety)
C99 (Confidential)**
E99 (Excluded)**
M98 (Executive)
Full-time or part-time permanent** employees
Full-time probationary employees (no temporary)
M80 Full-time employees (includes temporary)

* FERP employees are considered tenured faculty and are eligible for fee waiver only during the semesters/quarters when they are actively employed.

** C99 and E99 employees only attain permanent status in part-time positions as a result of completing a probationary period in a full-time position and, subsequently, reducing their time base.

Note: Please check Collective Bargaining Agreements for provisions concerning the appointment of part-time, permanent employees.

Dependent Fee Waiver Criteria

Employees who meet the above Employee Fee Waiver criteria may choose to transfer their fee waiver benefit to a spouse, dependent child, or an eligible domestic partner (where allowable).

Additional CSU Dependent Fee Waiver eligibility criteria for represented and non-represented employee categories is summarized in the table below:

Employee Categories Eligible Dependents
CSUEU (Units 2,5,7, and 9)
Faculty (Unit 3)
Unit 4 (Academic Professionals)
SETC (Unit 6)
Confidential(C99)
MPP (M80)
Executive (M98)
Spouse/domestic partner* or dependent child under age 25**
All other eligible personnel Spouse/domestic partner* or dependent child under age 23**

*Requires employee to have a declaration of Domestic Partnership on file with the California Secretary of State. The form is available from Human Resources.

**A dependent child is defined as:

  • Your child or stepchild who has never been married;
  • A child living with you in a parent-child relationship who is economically dependent upon you (in accordance with IRS guidelines), and has never been married. Requires completion of the affidavit of Eligibility for Economically Dependent Children Form (Hr 133e).
  • Your child or stepchild who is incapable of self-support due to a disability that existed prior to age 23. Requires completion of the Disabled Dependent Benefit Form(HR 133d).