Professional Development and Training FAQs

Fee Waiver FAQs

  1. What is the Fee Waiver Program?
  2. What is the first step?
  3. Who can I transfer my benefits to?
  4. Can I transfer my benefits to more than one person?
  5. Can two (2) spouses transfer their benefits to one (1) person at the same time?
  6. Why does my supervisor have to sign the area for 'PROPOSED WORKING HOUR ARRANGEMENTS' of the Application for Fee Waiver and Reduction of Fees form if I'm not getting any release time?
  7. Why do faculty members have to obtain a supervisor's signature on the release time signature line if they don't have direct supervisors?
  8. How do I fill out the Admissions Application?
  9. If admissions for the current semester is closed, how do I find out the deadlines for the next available semester?
  10. What is the Degree Program Plan?
  11. I registered for my classes, what now? How do I pay my fees?
  12. When I went to pay my fees, I was told at the Cashier's office that the Fee Waiver had not been applied. Why is that?
  13. How will I know when my Fee Waiver has been processed?
  14. If my dependent is at a different campus, what do I do about his/her signature?
  15. How often must I fill out the Fee Waiver Form?
  16. Are Unclassified Grads eligible for the Fee Waiver Program?
  17. As a retired annuitant, am I eligible for the Fee Waiver Program?
  18. Can I take classes without having a degree objective?
  19. I am currently in a 90-day position as an ASA-I.  Am I eligible for Fee Waiver?
  20. How do I know when the graduate admissions deadline(s) are?
  21. Can Fee Waiver be used towards Certificate programs?

Training FAQs

  1. I signed up for a workshop/seminar. How do I know if I'm enrolled or not?
  2. Where can I find information about a specific workshop(s)?

Noontime Wellness FAQs

  1. Is the Noontime Wellness Program open to all CSUS employees?
  2. Can I bring an acquaintance who is not an employee to a Noontime Wellness Activity?
  3. Do I need to bring anything with me on the day(s) of my activity?
  4. How much are the classes?
  5. Can student workers use the Noontime Wellness Program?
  6. Where can I get a current schedule of Noontime Wellness activities?
  7. How does the Professional Development and Training office decide who participates in the Noontime Wellness activities and who does not?
  8. How will I know if a class has been cancelled?
  9. As a retired annuitant, am I eligible for Noontime Wellness?
  10. Can I use the pool at other times other than the noon hour?

Fee Waiver

Q: What is the Fee Waiver Program?
A: A concise definition: It is a program that allows eligible employees of a California State University or their immediate relatives to pay reduced fees.

For a longer definition and/or clarification, please visit our Fee Waiver page and click on "General Information".

Q: What is the first step?
A: As not every employee is eligible for the Fee Waiver Program, the first step is to complete a Fee Waiver Certificate of Eligibility form and submit it to our office in Del Norte Hall, 3010D. 

Please note: In order to use the Fee Waiver, the student must be admitted to a California State University. For more information, please visit our Fee Waiver page and click on "Procedures".

Q: Who can I transfer my benefits to?
A: The Fee Waiver benefit can be transferred to a Spouse, Registered Domestic Partner, and a Dependent under the age of 25 (dependents of Unit 8 employees can participate until the age of 23) with the exception of disabled dependents whose disability occurred prior to the age of 25. For more information, please visit our Transfer of Benefit Fee Waiver page.  

Q: Can I transfer my benefits to more than one person? 
A: 
The Fee Waiver benefit cannot be transferred to more than one person at the same time. However, it can be transferred to more than one person at different times. For more information, please visit our Transfer of Benefit Fee Waiver page.  

Q: Can two (2) spouses transfer their benefits to one (1) person at the same time?
A: Yes. A Fee Waiver - Transfer of Benefit form will need to be completed by both employees.  

Q: Why does my supervisor have to sign the area for 'PROPOSED WORKING HOUR ARRANGEMENTS' of the Application for Fee Waiver and Reduction of Fees form if I'm not getting any release time?
A: The purpose of the supervisor's signature on this section of the form is to confirm that the supervisor agrees to the employee getting some or no release time. Processing time will be delayed if supervisor's signature is missing!

Q:Why do faculty members have to obtain a supervisor's signature on the release time signature line if they don't have direct supervisors?
A: Department Chairs serve as quasi-supervisors and are responsible for department personnel. 

Q:How do I fill out the Admissions Application?
A: Applications are now filled out online at CSUMentor. Complete the online application and submit a copy of your confirmation page to our office to receive a refund of the $55.00 application fee. 

Q:If admissions for the current semester is closed, how do I find out the deadlines for the next available semester?
A: For undergraduate students, call the Admissions & Records Office at (916) 278-3901. For graduate students, please call the Graduate Studies Office at (916) 278-6470. 

Q:What is the Degree Program Plan?
A: It is a document that states the courses that the student plans to take over the next four semesters or quarters. A generic document can be retrieved from the student's department if available. 

Q:I registered for my classes, what now? How do I pay my fees?
A: Fees can be paid online or in person at the Cashier's office located in Lassen Hall.  

Q: When I went to pay my fees, I was told at the Cashier's Office that the Fee Waiver had not been applied. Why is that?
A: One of these reasons:

  • You do not show as a student in the school's system, or you did not show as a student in the school's system when the Fee Waiver paperwork was processed.
  • You filled out only the preliminary paperwork but did not follow up with the actual Fee Waiver Forms.

Contact us at (916) 278-6327 or training_development@csus.edu to correct the problem. 

Q: How will I know when my Fee Waiver has been processed?
A: We will send you the pink and gold copies after the Fee Waiver paperwork has been processed. 

Q: If my dependent is at a different campus, what do I do about his/her signature?
A: We understand that non-CSUS students in the Transfer of Benefit program are hard to reach; thus, after we obtain the dependent's signature the first time, the employee will not be required to have the dependent's signature for any of the future forms since we will already have the signature on file. 

Q: How often must I fill out the Fee Waiver Form?
A: For every semester that you intend to use the Fee Waiver benefit. 

Q: Are Unclassified Grads eligible for the Fee Waiver Program?
A: No. In order to use the Fee Waiver benefit for Career Development purposes, you will have to be working towards a certain degree or credential program. 

Q: As a retired annuitant, am I eligible for the Fee Waiver Program?
A: No. The Fee Waiver Program is for current employees only. Retired annuitants can call Admissions & Outreach at (916) 278-7766.

Q: Can I take classes without having a degree objective?
A: Unless your courses are job-related (i.e. you will learn skills that can be applied to your current position) you must be taking courses that are degree objective.

Q: I am currently in a 90-day position as an ASA-I. Am I eligible for Fee Waiver?
A: Generally, 30/60/90-day positions are not eligible. However, please feel free to fill out the Certificate of Eligibility form and submit it to our office.

Q: How do I know when the graduate admissions deadline(s) are?
A: Please check on the Office of Graduate Studies website, as well as with the your department of interest.

Q: Can Fee Waiver be used towards Certificate programs?
A: No. You must pursue a degree objective or be enrolled in job-related courses.

Training

Q:I signed up for a workshop/seminar. How do I know if I'm enrolled or not?
A: Typically, on-line registrations are used for most of our workshops. If you were prompted to the "Thank You for your submission" page, then you are to assume that you have been registered. However, if you would like to confirm your registration, please send an email to training_development@csus.edu or call us at (916) 278-6327. There are a few workshops for which on-line registrations are not used. 

Q: Where can I find information about a specific workshop(s)?
A: Information about all of our workshops can be found on our Training page. 

Noontime Wellness

Q:Is the Noontime Wellness Program open to all CSUS employees?
A: The program is open to CSUS Faculty and Staff members*

*This does not include Student Assistants, Graduate Assistants, or Casual Workers of any sort.

Q: Can I bring an acquaintance who is not an employee to a Noontime Wellness Activity?
A: No. The Noontime Wellness Program is for CSUS Faculty and Staff members only. Student assistants are not permitted to participate in this program. 

Q: Do I need to bring anything with me on the day(s) of my activity?
A: Yes. Please have your OneCard with you to verify with our instructors that you are a faculty/staff member of the campus. Also, for certain activities, mats are recommended. See our Noontime Wellness Page for more information.

Q: How much are the classes?
A: There is no fee. It's free for CSUS Faculty and Staff Members. 

Q:Can student workers use the Noontime Wellness Program?
A: No, the Noontime Wellness Program is only for CSUS staff and faculty members. Contact Recreational Sports at (916) 278-4111 for activities and opportunities available to students. 

Q: Where can I get a current schedule of Noontime Wellness activities? 
A:
 A memo with the Noontime Wellness schedule is sent out to the entire campus. However, current information is also posted on our Noontime Wellness Page.

Q:How does the Professional Development and Training office decide who participates in the Noontime Wellness activities and who does not?
A: As the activity venues can only take a certain number of participants, the selection is made on a first-come, first-served basis. All interested participants must register on our Registration Page. Once a class is full, the registration for that class will be closed or wait-listed. 

Q:How will I know if a class has been cancelled?
A: Our office and/or the class instructor will inform the participants of the cancellation by e-mail as well as a notice posted on the door of the former venue of the activity to inform participants upon their arrival.

PLEASE NOTE: If you arrive and there is no notice of cancellation and the instructor is not present by 12:15 pm, please call our office at (916) 278-6327.

Q:As a retired annuitant, am I eligible for Noontime Wellness? 
A: No, the Noontime Wellness Program is only for current faculty and staff employees. 

Q:Can I use the pool at times other than the noon hour? 
A: Noontime Wellness activities are only held from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. However, please check with Recreational Sports (278-4111) for information on using the pool at other times.