How do I know if I am eligible for Fee Waiver?
Fee waiver eligibility is determined by employment status and bargaining unit. Generally, full-time permanent and part-time employees are eligible.
Is there a deadline for applying for Fee Waiver?
For priority processing, submit your Fee Waiver & Reduction Application during the priority submission window. Some applications may be accepted after the priority processing window - please contact the Fee Waiver Coordinator via email at
for more information.
How will I know if my application was electronically submitted?
An e-mail indicating receipt of your request will be sent to you immediately after the application is submitted. If you do not receive an e-mail receipt, please follow up with the fee waiver coordinator at 818-677-2173 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify that our office received your request. Please Note: If you receive an error message, please save as "draft" and contact the Fee Waiver Coordinator at email@example.com.
How often do I have to apply for the fee waiver program?
You must submit an application to this program each time either you or your dependent intends to register for classes. For priority processing, submit your Fee Waiver & Reduction Application during the priority processing submission window.
Are University Corporation, University Student Union and Associated Students employees eligible for this program?
As it is funded by the State, Fee Waiver is a benefit exclusively for state employees.
Is the CSU application fee waived or reimbursed through the fee waiver program?
The CSU application fee can be waived by the Office of Admissions and Records. Select "Pay by Check" when applying and contact the Fee Waiver Coordinator at
to have the fee waived.
What course fees are waived or reduced?
The particular fees that are waived or reduced are determined by your bargaining unit contract.
When is a new employee from out-of-state eligible for Fee Waiver?
New employees are eligible for fee waiver upon hire; however, out-of-state fees apply until residency is established by the employee unless they qualify for classification as a resident in accordance with the provisions of TItle 5, Section 41910, California Code of Regulations or section 89707, California Education Code.
Can the CSU Fee Waiver and Reduction program be used at any CSU campus?
Eligible employees and their dependents may use fee waiver at any CSU campus. Each campus has its own application and enrollment schedules. Check with the other CSU campus for any questions regarding academic application and enrollment. The CSUN Fee Waiver Coordinator will forward our fee waiver documentation to the the coordinator for the campus of enrollment for tuition and fee adjustment.
Are Extended Learning courses covered through this program?
Fee waiver is a state funded program for those courses that are offered and funded by the state. It excludes extension and extended learning programs.
Can I enroll in more than two classes?
Yes, as long as your classes do not exceed six units. If you enroll in either two classes or more than six units, you will need to pay any additional fees.
How do I enroll in my classes and view charges on my account?
Enrollment can be done quickly and easily by accessing your web portal and clicking on the Services for Students link. A list of options will display. Click on the Enroll in a Class link followed by the semester in which you intend to enroll. If you have any questions, contact Admissions and Records at ext.3700. You can view charges on your account after you have successfully enrolled in your classes. To do so, click the Charges and Payments link followed by View Account Information and then the Current Charges Due link to ensure that your fees were waived and reduced accordingly.
If I should separate from CSUN employment prior to the end of the semester, will that affect my fees?