Eligible employees may choose to transfer their benefit to their spouse, registered domestic partner or dependent child (within applicable age limits). 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.
Please note: There are occasions where the dependent turns age 23 or 25 (depending on employee category) during the quarter or semester while they are enrolled in courses. When this occurs, it is acceptable for campuses to allow the dependent(s) to complete the semester or quarter because Fee Waiver benefits are not pro-rated. However, any future course taken, once the age threshold has been met, would be ineligible for the Fee Waiver Program.
*Dependent Child - with the exception of Collective Bargaining Units 1 (Physicians); 8 (Public Safety); and 10 (Operating Engineers); a dependent child for fee waiver eligibility is defined as:
For Units 1; 8; and 10 employees, the age limit for dependent children is under age 23 using the same definitions above.
**Registered Domestic Partner - Criteria for domestic partners shall be those used to determine eligibility for health benefits.
Dependent Tuition Fees Waived
Fees waived or reduced under the CSU Fee Waiver Program vary for dependents of represented and non-represented employee categories and are based on collective bargaining agreements for represented employees and policy for non-represented employees as follows:
* This includes the State University Tuition Fee charged during state-supported summer term. State University Tuition Fees include Undergraduate, Credential and Graduate/Post Baccalaureate Tuition Fees.