Dependent Fee Waiver
Eligible staff employees may transfer his/her fee waiver benefit to a dependent. Dependents include a spouse, domestic partner, or dependent child. The spouse, domestic partner or dependent child needs to be matriculated toward a degree or attainment of a teaching credential in the CSU.
- The spouse, domestic partner or dependent child needs to be matriculated toward a degree or attainment of a teaching credential in the CSU, and the course(s) taken through the fee waiver program need to be for credit toward completion of that degree or teaching credential.
- In order to qualify for fee waiver a dependent child must be:
- Your child or stepchild under age 23 (for UAPD and SUPA) or under age 25 (for CSUEU, APC, SETC, MPP and Confidential) who has never been married
- A child under age 23 (for UAPD and SUPA) or under age 25 (for CSUEU, APC, SETC, MPP and Confidential), living with you in a parent-child relationship who is economically dependent upon you and has never been married
- Your child or stepchild age 23, 25 or above who is incapable of self-support due to a disability which existed prior to age 23 (for UAPD and SUPA) or age 25 (for CSUEU, APC, SETC, MPP and Confidential).
- The dependent fee waiver applies only to certain fees incurred by California residents. Out-of-state dependents will be responsible for paying nonresident tuition charges based upon the total number of units in which they are enrolled
- The dependent fee waiver may be transferred to only one person at a time
- If both parents are employees eligible to transfer their fee waiver benefit to a dependent child, each employee may transfer the benefits. Therefore, it is possible for one child to receive both benefits and be eligible to enroll in up to four (4) courses or 12 units, whichever is greater, on a fee waiver basis. Alternatively, each employee could transfer his/her benefit to a different child, and each child will be entitled to two (2) courses or six (6) units of fee waiver eligibility
- Dependents using the fee waiver plan may enroll in courses at any CSU campus
Enrolling in Fee Waiver
An employee transferring his/her fee waiver benefit to a spouse, domestic partner or dependent child needs to submit the Dependent Fee Waiver Entitlement Transfer Form, certifying that the benefits have been transferred and that the individual using the benefit is in fact an eligible dependent. The employee cannot use the fee waiver benefit if it has been transferred to a dependent during a single semester.
See the Application Requirements and Due Dates page for more information.
Graduate courses taken by spouses or dependents and all courses taken by domestic partners or children of domestic partners are eligible to be taxed under Internal Revenue Code Sections 117(d), 127 and 132(d).
Dependents of employees in bargaining units 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, & 9 shall be entitled to student services, including Health Services, in addition to instructional services. However, dependents of employees in bargaining units 1, 6, 8, C99 and M80 shall only be entitled to instructional services.
Dependents of Unit 4 Employees
Dependents of employees in CSUEU (Units 2, 5, 7 and 9):
Dependents of all other units (1, 6, 8, Confidential and MPP):