- Must be in F-1 / J-1 status.
- Must have been in your current program one academic year.
- Must be facing a severe economic hardship that is a result of a changed financial situation.
- Must be in good academic standing (including a minimum 2.0 GPA for undergraduates, 3.0 GPA for graduates).
- Must be currently enrolled and registered for classes, 10 units minimum.
- Download the Financial Hardship Checklist and complete items 1-4.
- Make sure to have the respective departments sign off on section 2.
- Make an appointment to see a Student Adviser to discuss Non-Resident Fee Waiver.
- Turn in the following items:
- Proof of Economic Hardship
- At least one faculty recommendation letter
- PAWS Report/ Academic Roadmap
- brief written statement addressing (one page):
- Your circumstances
- Steps taken to alleviate the hardship
- How future tuition will be covered if need is more than three quarters
- How many quarters you have left.
- Estimated Incomes-Expenses Chart
5 weeks before the beginning of the next quarter
Only a limited number of non-resident tuition fee waivers may be granted by the campus and only under the following conditions:
In accordance with Executive Order 1082 and the coded Memo AA2-2015-17, students applying for non-resident tuition waiver must submit the following documents:
Eligible matriculated non-resident undergraduate degree-seeking international students
(1) must provide evidence of:
(a) a demonstrable financial need and
(b) exceptional scholastic ability and prior scholastic achievement; and
(2) must enroll in at least 10 quarter or semester units each term.