Dependent Tuition and Fee Waiver Benefit

Eligible employees in some bargarging units may choose to transfer their benefit to their spouse, registered domestic partner or dependent child.  Dependents must be matriculated toward a degree or the attainment of a teaching credential in the CSU.  Campus administration must determine that there is space available before accommodating a dependent that wishes to enroll on a tuition and fee waiver basis.

Eligible dependents must apply, be accepted and seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree or certificated program offered through the CSU.

Bargaining Unit


Unit 2,5,7,9 (CSUEU)
Unit 3 (Faculty)
Unit 4 (Academic Professionals)
C99 (Confidential)
M80 (MPP) 
M98 (Executives)

Spouse, Registered Domestic Partner**, or dependent Child *.

Unit 8 (Public Safety)

Spouse or Dependent Child*

E99 (Excluded)


 * Dependent Child - child or stepchild under age 23(for CSUEU ee's age is 25), living with you in a parent-child relationship who is economically dependent on you, and has never been married, or your child or stepchild age 23 or above who is incapable of self-support due to a disability which existed prior to age 23.
** Registered Domestic Partner - Criteria for domestic partners shall be those used to determine eligibility for health benefits.

The dependent tuition and fee waiver applies only to certain fees that can be waived or reduced.

Tuition Fees Waived 

  • Up to two courses or six units, whichever is greater, per term.
  • Dependents taking courses in addition to the tuition fee waiver courses shall pay any difference in fees.
  • All other fees shall be at the regular rates.
  • A dependent that does not meet in-state residency requirements will be responsible for paying non-resident tuition charges.

Fees Fully Waived 

  • Application Fee,
  • Identification Card Fee,
  • Instructionally Related Activity Fee
  • The Health Services Fee is fully waived for eligible dependents in the following units:  Units 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 6, 8, C 99, E 99, M 80, and M 98.  The Health Services Fee is not waived or reduced for dependents of employees in Units 3 and 4. 

Fees Reduced to $1.00 each 

  • Student Body Center Fee/Student Union Fee
  • Health Facilities Fee