Human Resources Service Center

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).

Submit Now: Employee & Dependent Fee Waivers for Fall (& Summer*) 2023

The Fee Waiver Tuition Reduction Application period for Fall (and Summer*) 2023 is March 1 through May 6, 2023 at Chico State. One application is required for each term of enrollment.

*State funded courses only

Form and Process Changes

Use the latest forms and follow these tips:

  • Read the instructions, and the application link can be found at the end. 
  • The "Work-Related" employee fee waiver option incorporates job-related and career advancement classes.
  • The Career Development Plan has been incorporated into the application. No need to provide a long list of classes.
  • Admissions Applications for Work-Related (JOB) Fee Waivers can be completed and emailed to
  • No paper forms will be accepted.
Fee Waiver Deadlines

Important: Please pay fees before the fee payment deadline.

Fee Waiver Application Deadlines are the first Friday as noted below:

  • Winter* = Sept 1 - Nov 5
  • Spring = Sept 1 - Nov 4
  • Summer* = Mar 1 - May 6
  • Fall = Mar 1 - May 6

*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.