Staff Fee Waiver


Program Overview

The Staff Fee Waiver Program is a benefit for eligible employees of the CSU system. It allows employees to participate in CSU general-fund courses at reduced rates. Eligible faculty and staff members may transfer their fee waiver benefit to a qualified dependent. See the Eligibility page on the CSYou website (requires SJSUOne/CSU login) for eligibility requirements.

Fees are waived for a maximum of two courses or 6 units per term, for any of the CSU campuses. Additional fees that are reduced or waived are dependent upon the employee’s bargaining unit. See the Premium/Rates page on the CSYou website (requires SJSUOne/CSU login) for information about the fees waived.

The Staff Fee Waiver Program is administered by the Training unit. If you have questions regarding the program call 408-924-2250. Tuition Fee Waiver for faculty is handled through the Office of Faculty Affairs.

See Application Requirements and Due Dates for more information. Fee waiver forms can either be emailed to or sent via intercampus mail to Human Resources extended zip 0046.

There are 3 types of Staff Fee Waivers:

Job Related – Employees may take courses specifically to improve their performance in their current job or to acquire additional skills needed to perform newly assigned duties and responsibilities. These employees are not matriculated students and are not working toward a degree.

Career Development – Employees must apply to SJSU and be matriculated students working toward a degree. Employees may complete more than one degree through fee waiver.

Dependent Fee Waiver – Eligible staff employees may transfer his/her fee waiver benefit to a spouse, domestic partner, or dependent child. The qualified dependent needs to be matriculated toward a degree or attainment of a teaching credential in the CSU.