Career Development

The career development tuition fee waiver program is intended for eligible faculty and staff who have applied for, and been accepted as a matriculated student working toward a degree. An employee may complete more than one degree through the Tuition Fee Waiver Program.

See the Eligibility page for eligibility requirements.

At the appropriate administrator’s discretion, State time may be used to take one on-campus class per semester (except Unit 8) as long as the operational needs of the unit are met. The appropriate administrator may also adjust the employee’s schedule to accommodate class attendance or may require that classes be taken during non-work hours.

Note that you may take a maximum of 120 units towards an undergraduate degree and you must remain in good academic standing to participate in the tuition fee waiver program:

  • For undergraduates, a GPA of 2.0 or better
  • For graduates, a GPA of 3.0 or better

All employees/eligible dependents taking graduate courses are subject to Taxation

Special Programs


Contact the Tuition Fee Waiver program coordinator for more information.