Career Development


Career Development

To be eligible for the Career Development Fee Waiver Program, employees first need to apply to San José State University, be accepted and become a student working toward a degree. Employees may complete more than one degree through fee waiver.

Appropriate administrators may authorize the use of State time to attend classes during working hours for all units (except Unit 8) for one class depending on the needs of the department, or they may allow changes in work schedules to accommodate a class schedule. Appropriate administrators are not obligated to do either, and employees may have to take fee waiver classes on their own time. The operational needs of the department must be met. Participants in Unit 8 may not take classes on State time.

See the Application Requirements and Due Dates page for more information.

First-time Career Development Employees

  1. Contact the Human Resources Administrative Services and Training at 924-2250 to have the $55 University application fee waived.
    • When completing the application to the university, indicate you will be paying the application fee by check. Instead of sending in a check contact Human Resources and request for the fee to be waived.
    • If you have already paid the application fee, contact Human Resources to request a reimbursement.
  2. Submit a Staff Fee Waiver Career Development Application to or via intercampus mail to Human Resources extended zip 0046.

Returning Career Development Employees

    1. Submit a Staff Career Development Update Application
    2. Complete and submit a new form each semester

Fees Covered by Fee Waiver

See the Premiums/Rates — Fee Waiver Program page on the CSU website for details on the fees covered through the Fee Waiver Program.

Please note - Participation in the fee waiver program shall entitle an employee to instructional services but not to student services. Staff members utilizing the fee waiver program will be charged the staff rate for student services such as the Clipper Card, membership to the Sport Club and group fitness passes.