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. Use to complete classes required for credit toward the attainment of an identified academic goal.

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

4. Register for classes

5. Be timely and review your Portal

Graduate

(Has degree and taking grad courses = grad admit)

  • If you have had a break in enrollment: Students pursing a master's degree through the Career Development Fee Waiver Option are not required to maintain continuous enrollment for each semester of their program. Instead, they may submit an application, through Cal State Apply by the posted application deadline, to reactivate their student status.

Returning Career Development Employees

  • Each term, submit a 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
  • If you have had a break in enrollment:
    • For undergraduate coursework, contact Admissions for re-submission to the University
    • Students pursuing a master's degree through the Career Development Fee Waiver Program are not required to maintain continuous enrollment for each semester of their program. Instead, they may submit an application, via Cal State Apply(opens in new window) by the posted application deadline, to reactivate their student status if they have a break in their coursework enrollment. If you are re-applying to re-activate your enrollment contact Graduate Admission Coordinator for assistance.
  • Pre-pay estimated fees at Student Financial Services (SSC), room 230. Tell them you are pre-paying estimated fees for the Employee Fee Waiver program so they can code the payment properly.

Employees Changing, Adding or Deleting Courses