Students enrolling under a University-sanctioned program (see below) may have some portion or all of their tuition and other fees waived or paid by a sponsoring organization. The signed authorization/voucher must be submitted to Student Business Services (SBS) at least one week prior to the fee deadline. The employer/ agency will then be invoiced for the authorized amount, or actual, if less. Payment is due within thirty days. Authorizations with payment restrictions are not accepted. If the employer/agency does not assume responsibility for the full amount of registration fees, the student will be responsible to pay the difference by the published due date.

Corporate/Organization Sponsorship

A contractual agreement between the sponsoring agency and CI, or a prior arrangement with Student Business Services, is required. Students then submit their signed authorization to SBS via mail or email. For questions regarding sponsorship information contact SBS at 805-434-8810 or email

State and Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation

Signed authorization from the State Department of Rehabilitation or Veterans Administration is required.

Veterans Services

Students who are eligible with the Veterans Administration can seek education allowances under provisions of any Veterans Act. Students who are eligible with the Veterans administration can seek education allowances under provisions of any Veterans Act. Students who wish to draw benefits, and are enrolled for any semester, are required to have their current program on file with the VA Certifying Official, who can be reached at 805-437-3524.


Authorization bearing the signature of the commanding officer or recognized official, written on letterhead stationery or a 1556 form which clearly indicates the sponsoring agency, is required. Conditional authorizations are not accepted.

  • Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Program

Students who are participating in the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Program may find additional information about tuition rates here:

Federal Government

A signed authorization, written on letterhead stationery of a recognized branch of the Federal Government, is required. 

Student Disclosure:

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

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