Waivers, Sponsorships and Special Programs

Third Party Sponsors are organizations, businesses or departments that agree to sponsor a student or students by paying their tuition. Waivers are programs where fees are partially or fully released from payment based on eligibility.

Email inquiries to: student-sponsors-waivers@sjsu.edu


  • Alan Pattee Fee Waiver
  • California Nonresident Tuition Exemption (AB540)
  • Cal Vet Fee Waiver
  • Faculty Fee Waiver
  • 911 Survivor Fee Waiver
  • Staff Fee Waiver

Third-Party Payers (Sponsorships)

  • Foreign Countries
  • Government Agencies
  • Private Organizations
  • Public Organizations
  • Trust Accounts

Special Programs

International Programs

There are many different scholarships, grants and other international programs that will help pay your tuition. For more information, visit International Student and Scholar Services.

Study Abroad and Away

The Study Abroad and Away program can help students acquire an international perspective, learn global communication skills, be immersed in a different culture, have fun and make new friends from around the world. For more information, contact Study Abroad at 408-924-5931.

Fee Structure

There are special fees assessed for individual special programs. If you have any questions regarding these fees, please contact the corresponding campus department for the special program you are interested in.