Steps for Career Development Fee Waiver

Please check eligibility for employee fee waiver participation here. Once this is complete, please follow the steps lised below.

Step 1 - Apply for Admission to the University

You will need to Apply for Admission to the University and that is a separate process from Employee Fee Waiver to reduce fees. Fee Waiver eligibility/approval does not guarantee admission to the university.

Applying for admission is a competitive process, so when applying you are encouraged to pay the $70 application fee in a timely manner. If you are a Cal Poly Pomona employee, upon your admissions acceptance submit your request for reimbursement via DocuSign and upload reciept. If you apply to multiple programs, please be aware that only one of the application fees may be refunded. Employees of other CSU campuses must contact your respective campus Employee Fee Waiver Coordinator for information on the forms and requirements of your campus for requesting the reimbursement at Cal Poly Pomona.

Admissions Information:

For Cal Poly Pomona Admissions information, visit:

If you are instead applying for admission to another CSU campus, please visit their admissions/enrollment services site for information and timelines.

Note: Orientation fees are not covered by the Employee Fee Waiver & Reduction Program.

Step 2 - Submit Your Approved Individual Career Development Plan (ICDP)

Once you have received notice of your admission to the university, please complete and submit your Individual Career Development Plan (ICDP) for review and approval via DocuSign. Please retain a photocopy of the plan for your records.  Once all parties have signed, you will receive a completed copy of your application via DocuSign, which expires within 48 hours. 

Step 3 - Complete and Submit Employee Fee Waiver Application

Attending Cal Poly Pomona
If you are to attend Cal Poly Pomona, you will need to submit your approved Employee Fee Waiver Applications for each semester by the timeline posted on our website (typically this is the last day of the pre-registration period) via DocuSign.

Attending Another CSU Campus
If you are to attend another CSU campus, you will need to submit your approved Employee Fee Waiver Application via DocuSign at least two weeks in advance of the waiver deadline at your campus of attendance. Note: Campuses may not accept late waivers, so it is very important to submit your waiver form with sufficient processing and turn around time.

Below is the DocuSign link for the Employee Fee Waiver:
Visit the Employee Fee Waiver  (Opens in a new window)

Step 4 - Register for Your Selected Courses

You will need to complete paperwork to update us and/or request approval for any changes, should you need to add or drop courses.

Fee Waiver Course Eligibility
Approved CSU Fee Waivers are only applicable for Regular Academic Session (state-funded) courses and cannot be applied to courses that are Open University/Extension Programs.  Please check the Schedule of Classes for the applicable academic term to determine if the class is "Regular Academic Session" or not.  For Summer, it is mainly the Doctoral Program classes that are state-funded.

Step 5 - Pay Fee Balance by the Deadline

The reduction in fees is applied by Cashiers after the close of the pre-registration period, or if you are late registering it is applied after the close of the late registration period. Please make sure you pay your balance due by the deadline to pay fees to avoid having your classes purged.