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Employee Fee Waiver Program

Take Courses at any CSU for Reduced Rates

The Chico State Employee "Fee Waiver" (fee reduction) Program allows eligible staff employees to attend California State University (CSU) courses at reduced rates. The program is designed to assist employees in improving current job skills or in preparing for a new career.

Courses are taken for credit, and must be state-funded (so the program does not apply to Open University, Special Session, January Intersession, or most Summer courses).

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APPLY NOW! The Chico State Employee Fee Waiver Application filing period for Summer & Fall 2024 terms is April 5 through June 7, 2024.

New to the program? Start with our Fee Waiver Checklist (PDF) and review the presentation slides (PDF) from our Fall 2023 Fee Waiver Information session.

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Fee Waiver Deadlines

Important: Please pay fees before the fee payment deadline.

Application Deadline Dates

SemesterFrist Day Last Day
Winter*Sept 2Nov 8
SpringSept 2Nov 8
SummerApr 5Jun 7
FallApr 5Jun 7

*Most or all courses during this term at Chico State or other CSU campuses may not be state-funded and therefore not covered by the fee waiver program.