Financial Aid & Fee Waivers

Financial Aid Fee Deferment 

Students who have enough financial aid awarded and accepted will have their registration fees deferred until their financial aid payout date(s).  Students with financial aid amount(s) in the “accepted” status that are insufficient to cover the total of required registration fees must pay the remaining balance before the payment deadlines listed under Fee Payment Deadlines. The total of required registration fees must be paid and/or deferred to avoid being dropped from classes.   Students that are not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress must also pay their registration fees by the payment deadlines.  Financial Aid recipients uncertain about financial aid amounts must contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at (209) 667-3336 for specific instructions. Registration fees and other debts to the University will be deducted from the first available financial aid, regardless of type of aid, including loans.

Financial Aid Applicants

Financial Aid applicants who have not yet been awarded financial aid will only have their registration fees deferred if they have applied for financial aid and have completed their financial aid file. Students that have not completed their financial aid file or have a student loan that they haven’t accepted will not be eligible for a fee deferment. A student is able to view their status with the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office on their mycsustan account. If a student is not eligible for a fee deferment, they must pay required fees by the payment deadline. 

Note: Students with Financial Aid Fee Deferments agree by accepting the deferment of their registration fees that they are fully liable to the University for their registration fees, whether or not they ultimately obtain or accept financial aid or attend classes. If they do not pay the required fees, the only way to cancel their obligation to the University is to officially withdraw from courses by the Full Refund Deadline for the term. See “Refund Deadlines” for specific dates and https://csustan.edu/tuition-fees-costs/refund-policy.

Alan Pattee Scholarship Act

No Tuition Fee shall be required of or collected from those individuals who qualify for such exemption under the provisions of the Alan Pattee Scholarship Act. For further information, contact Enrollment Services at (209) 667-3264.

Employee Fee Waivers

Qualifying Stanislaus State employees must have their Employee fee waiver on file with the Waiver Coordinator in the Enrollment Services Office, 667-3264, prior to registering for classes in order to have their fees calculated properly. This waiver must be submitted for each term of enrollment.  Forms are available from the Employee Benefits Coordinator in the Human Resources Office.  Questions regarding which fees qualify for waiver should be directed to the Employee Benefits Coordinator in Human Resources, (209) 667-3351.

Senior Scholars

Qualifying students must have their Senior Scholar fee waiver on file with the Special Academic Programs Coordinator in the Advising Resource Center (ARC), 667-3304, prior to registering for classes in order to have their fees calculated properly. This waiver must be renewed each term.

Employee Dependents

Qualifying students must have their fee waiver on file with Waiver Coordinator in the Enrollment Services Office, 667-3264, prior to registering for classes. This waiver must be renewed each term. Forms are available from the Employee Benefits Coordinator in the Human Resources Office.  Questions regarding which fees qualify for waiver should be directed to the Employee Benefits Coordinator in Human Resources, (209) 667-3351.

Veteran’s Dependent

Qualifying students under provisions of the California Educational Code, section 32320, must have their authorization on file with the Waiver Coordinator in the Enrollment Services Office, 667-3081,  prior to registering for classes in order to have their fees calculated properly. The authorization must be renewed for each academic year.

Veteran Fee Payment Deferral

Students qualified by the Veterans’ Coordinator in the Enrollment Services Office, 667-3081, may have their payment deadline deferred until receipt of veteran benefits.

Third Party Fee Payment

Students whose fees will be paid by another party (Vocational Rehabilitation, Workers’ Compensation, Private Industry Council, Americorps, local school districts, or employers, etc.) must have their fee authorization on file with the Cashier’s/Student Financial Services Office, MSR 100, prior to registering for classes. Failure to do so may subject the student to improper billing and related late payment penalties. If the third party fails to pay, the student is fully responsible and liable for all charges incurred on his or her account. Questions regarding third party pay may be directed to 667-3977.

CSU Concurrent Enrollment

Students concurrently enrolled at another CSU campus must have their Concurrent Enrollment form with fees paid certified by their HOME campus on file with the Records Coordinator prior to registering for classes in order to have their fees calculated properly.

Higher Education Tax Incentives

The Tax Relief Act of 1997 (TRA 97) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provide several federal tax incentives for students enrolled in post-secondary higher education.

  • American Opportunity credit
  • Education IRAs
  • Hope Scholarship tax credit
  • Lifetime Learning tax credit
  • Student Loan Interest deduction
  • Tuition and Fees deduction

Stanislaus State cannot determine if you qualify for a tax credit or deduction or provide income tax advice.  Please obtain IRS publication 970 and IRS form 8863 or contact a tax return preparer about your specific income tax situation.  Additional information can be obtained from the Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-829-1040 or www.irs.ustreas.gov.