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 (.pdf), 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.
Submit form to email@example.com or via intercampus mail to Human Resources extended zip 0046.
See the Application Requirements and Due Dates page for more information.
All graduate level coursework, including the doctoral program, taken by an employee, employee’s spouse, domestic partner or dependent child through this program will be reported as taxable income to the employee under Internal Revenue Code Sections 117(d), 127 and 132(d). All undergraduate and graduate level coursework taken by an employee’s domestic partner through this program is taxable as well.
Imputed income related to participation in the CSU Employee Fee Waiver & Reduction Program, as outlined above, is subject to specific tax rates -- federal tax is mandated at a flat 25% tax rate and CA State at 6%. Social Security and Medicare taxes are taken are their normal rates of 6.2% and 1.45%.
See the Premium/Rates page on the CSYou website (requires SJSUOne/CSU login) for details on the fees covered through the Fee Waiver Program.