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Residency for Fee Purposes


The tuition and fees you pay to enroll in classes each quarter vary depending on whether you are considered an in-state or out-of-state student. Students who are not considered California residents for fee purposes are required to pay an additional fee of $248 per unit each quarter. 

Special provisions for residency status for fee purposes have been made for many active-duty and recently discharged personnel as follows:

  • CSU undergraduate and graduate students who are members of the U.S. armed forces stationed in California on active duty, except members of the armed forces assigned for educational purposes to a state-supported institution of higher education, are entitled to resident classification for the purpose of determining the amount of tuition and fees.

    Undergraduate students are eligible as long as they are stationed in California as an active member of the military; graduate students are limited to two years.
  • Students who have been discharged from the military may be eligible provided they were stationed in California on active duty for more than one year immediately prior to being discharged.

  • Dependents of active military personnel may also qualify for resident classification for fee purposes provided they meet specific criteria.
You may contact your admissions liaison or the veterans services coordinator for information regarding your specific situation. More information is also available on Residency.