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 Spring 2024 

The Fee Waiver Tuition Reduction Application period for Spring 2024 is September 1 through November 3, 2023, at Chico State. One application is required for each term of enrollment and only State funded courses qualify. 

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New to the program? Review slides (PDF) from our latest fee waiver information session and checklist (PDF).

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 3
  • Spring = Sept 1 - Nov 3
  • 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.