Fee Waivers

CSU - Over 60 Fee Waiver Program

San Diego State University offers a fee waiver program for California residents 60 years of age and older. Both undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students may participate in the program. The program waives the $55.00 admission application fee and most of the Basic Tuition and Fees. The student will be responsible for paying a substantially reduced fee each semester in order to attend. Please contact Student Account Services for the current fee amount. Participants must apply for admission during the regular application filing period and be admitted under regular SDSU admission requirements.

Participants register for classes on a space-available basis after regularly matriculated students have completed registration. For additional information, contact the Prospective Student Center  at (619) 594-6336.

Third Party Billing/Approved Fee Waivers

If an outside agency (agency, government program, Employee Fee Waiver, etc.) is paying all or part of your Basic Tuition and Fees, you will need to send your fee payment coupon from “My Registration" via your Webportal account, and a copy of your authorization letter to Student Account Services.  Failure to do so will result in your fees being deducted from your financial aid award or the inability to register for classes. Students submitting authorization to bill a third party for their fees will be held responsible for the payment if the third party agency fails to pay the fees within the semester of attendance.

CSU - Alan Pattee Scholarships

Children of deceased public law enforcement or fire suppression employees who were California residents and who were killed in the course of law enforcement or fire suppression duties are not charged the system-wide mandatory fees or tuition at any California State University campus, according to the Alan Pattee Scholarship Act, California Education Code, Section 68121. Please be aware however campus fees are not waived and payment of these fees are the responsibility of the student.

New students qualifying for these benefits need to contact the Prospective Student Center at (619) 594- 6336 and current students need to contact the Office of the Registrar at 619-594-6871 to determine eligibility.