Human Resources Service Center

Employee Fee Waiver Program

Take Courses at any CSU for Reduced Rates

The CSU, Chico Employee Fee Waiver 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 Intercession, or most Summer courses).

When to apply: The CSU, Chico Employee Fee Waiver Application filing period for Fall (and Summer) 2020 terms is March 2 through May 1, 2020.  

Fee Waiver Information Session(opens in new window): Join us on Tuesday, 3/10/2020, 12:00-1:00 PM, in KNDL 207/209 to find out more about the program.

Important: Two Major Changes to the Fee Waiver Program, Effective 1/1/2019

We are Here to Help!

We've done our best to describe what the fee waiver program is and how it works. That said, getting signed up can be a confusing process so please do not hesitate to reach out and ask for help!

Fee Waiver Deadlines

Important: Please pre-pay estimated reduced fees before the fee payment deadline.

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

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

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