Human Resources Service Center

Career Development (DEV) Option

Select this option when admitted to a CSU towards a degree or academic goal. Submit one form--fee waiver app--each term. 

To be eligible for the Career Development Option, employees first need to apply through Cal State Apply, be accepted and become a student working toward a degree, credential, or certificate. Depending on operational needs and the CBA, the supervisor may approve one (1) class to be taken on State time.

First-time Career Development Employee

0. Prepare

1. Apply for Admission

2. Submit Employee Fee Waiver Forms

3. Pay Fees

  • Pay fees at Student Financial Services Center (SSC), room 230. Tell them you are participating in the employee fee Waiver program so they can code the payment properly.

4. Register for classes

5. Be timely and review your Portal


(Has a degree and taking grad courses = grad admit)

Returning Career Development Employees

Each semester, submit an Employee Fee Waiver (Tuition Reduction) Application(opens in new window) (PDF) through Adobe Sign to Human Resources. A copy will be forwarded to Undergraduate Admissions or Graduate Studies

Had a break in enrollment?

  • For Undergraduate students, contact Admissions for re-submission to the University.
  • Graduate Students utilizing the Career Development Fee Waiver option are not required to maintain continuous enrollment for each semester of their program. They may submit an application, via Cal State Apply(opens in new window) by the posted application deadline, to reactivate their student status. Also, contact the Graduate Admission Coordinator for assistance.

Employees Changing, Adding or Deleting Courses