Resident Tuition Waivers

A limited number of resident tuition waivers are available for graduate students who are legal residents of the State of California. The waiver applies to State Tuition only and does not cover University fees. The waivers are for graduate students enrolled in state supported graduate programs only, not for self-support graduate programs. Criteria to be considered:

  • Scholastic achievement including GPA, standardized test such as GRE, GMAT, etc. (only students with at least a 3.0 GPA overall will be considered).
  • Significant accomplishments such as published research work.
  • Recognition of excellence in your field by recipt of academic awards and activities in Professional Societies.
  • Recommendation by your graduate program coordinator.

Tuition waivers will normally be for three consecutive quarters, beginning with the first term of enrollment. Recipients must be engaged in full-time studies toward their degree, which means enrollment in a minimum of 8 units per quarter. Recipients of CA State University Grants (SUG) are not eligible for a Tuition Waiver.


Questions may be addressed to the Graduate Education Office or call (805) 756-2328.

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