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Applying for the Tuition and Fee Waiver Benefit

Employee Tuition and Fee Waiver Instructions:

1. Check your Bargaining Unit Contract regarding Professional Development and Tuition and Fee Waiver Benefits.  For more information, attend a Tuition and Fee Waiver workshop or contact Michelle Buth, Tuition and Fee Waiver Coordinator (x4438).

2. Choose your Option - Work Related or Career Development Plan (CDP), and complete required forms.

3. Form Submission - Submit completed forms to OHR (Craven 1200), attention Michelle Buth, Tuition and Fee Waiver Coordinator. If attending CSUSM, please check website for submission dates OR submit forms prior to your registration date (whichever is earlier or you may lose your classes).

4. Registration - Continuing Career Development Plan (CDP) students, including dependents, register via MyCSUSM or as determined by the campus enrollment process. Work related students will receive a registration date from the Office of Registration & Records, and register via MyCSUSM.

5. Fee Payment - Pay tuition and fees to the Cashiers Office (See Course Catalog for payment schedule). Visit Student Financial Services for more details. Tuition and Fee Waiver students are subject to dis-enrollment and late fees.

6. Changes/Adjustments - Notify OHR of any changes/adjustments to your schedule by contacting Michelle Buth at or x4438.

7. Continuing Semesters - Fee Waiver application to be submitted each semester, meeting attending campus deadline.

Applying for a Dependent Tuition and Fee Waiver

The Tuition and Fee Waiver Application process always begins at the campus of employment. The eligible employee is responsible for completing and submitting all forms required for participation in the Tuition and Fee Waiver and Reduction Program.

The following Tuition and Fee Waiver forms are to be completed and sent to OHR at California State University San Marcos prior to the first semester of attendance:

When the spouse, domestic partner or dependent child attends another CSU campus, coordination between campuses is required. The campus of employment must provide the following information to the campus of enrollment:

  • Verification of the eligible employee's qualifying employment
  • Verification that the employee will not be using the Tuition and Fee Waiver benefit during the semester/quarter
  • Verification that no other family member will be using the Tuition and Fee Waiver benefit during the semester/quarter



Fee Waiver Forms: