Student Finance

Fee Waivers

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The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun.  All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.

Some portion or all of your tuition and other fees may be waived by your participation in a University sanctioned program.  Please contact the departments or persons below to inquire about your eligibility.

Students are always responsible for books, Labs, and optional parking fees.

Student Accounting places waivers on student accounts upon procedural requests from various sources:

I. Employee and Dependent Waivers:

CSU State employees, their spouse, dependent child or registered domestic partner may be eligible to attend classes at a significantly reduced price. Electronic applications must be completed prior to the deadlines posted on the Fee Waiver website; email or call (818) 677-2173.

II. Veteran’s Dependent Waivers:

Contact the Division of Veterans Services of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for eligibility requirements. Once it is approved, a veteran’s dependent recipient will receive a waiver authorization letter. This letter needs to be submitted to the campus Office of Veterans Affairs. Students will be responsible for the cost of campus-based fees.

For more information, contact the campus Office of Veteran Affairs at: (818) 677-5928.

III. Teaching Associate (TA) Waivers:

Various departments on campus issue TA waivers. Contact your Department Chair for information.

IV. Alan Pattee Scholarship Waivers:

Surviving children and/or the spouse of the deceased Public Safety Officers, including Law Enforcement, Firefighters and those Officers performing services under contract for a Public Agency who were California residents and killed in the line of duty are not charged tuition fees, but must pay the campus-based fees.  Qualified Students for this program must submit an authorization to or call (818) 677-6734 for information.

V. Dependents of Victims of September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks.

A student in an Undergraduate Program who is a surviving dependent of a person killed during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks may qualify if the student meets the financial need requirements for the Cal Grant A Program. The surviving dependent or the individual killed in the attacks must have been a California resident on September 11, 2001.

Qualified Students for this program should contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Department or call (818) 677-4085 for information.

VI. National Student Exchange

For more information about this program, contact the International & Exchange Student Center (IESC) at (818) 677-3053 or refer to the IESC website: www.csun.edu/international/exchange.

VII. Intrasystem Visitor – Concurrent Enrollment Waivers:

Students requesting approval to attend a CSU other than their home campus for one semester should complete Intrasystem Visitor form, review the instructions carefully, and submit the application to their home campus. Apply during the host campus’ application filing period.

Students requesting approval to attend two CSUs concurrently in the same semester should complete Intrasystem Concurrent form, review the instructions carefully, and submit it to their home campus. Apply during the host campus’ application filing period.

Both forms can be found through Admission and Records’ website: www.csun.edu/anr/forms. 

VIII. Talented High School Student Waivers:

This program provides a reduction of registration fees for qualified high school students invited to enroll in certain special programs such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Questions regarding applications to the program should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Records at (818) 677-3760.