Residency for Fee Purposes

The tuition and fees you pay to enroll in classes each semester 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 $396 per unit each semester.  For more information regarding non-resident tuition fees visit the Student Accounting & Cashiering Services website.

Listed below are some California State University provisions that outline non-resident exceptions for Veterans, military service members, and dependents.

Exceptions of Non-Resident Fees for Veterans and Military Service Members

  • A member of the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in California on active duty for more than 30 days.
  • A veteran of the U.S Armed Forces formerly stationed in California on active duty for more than one year who enrolls within two years of discharge from a California military base .

Exceptions of Non-Resident Fees for Dependents

  • A  dependent of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in California on active duty for more than 30 days.

For more information regarding these exceptions, visit the California State University's Exceptions & Exemptions page.

Listed below are some federal provisions for residency status for fee purposes that have been made for Veterans,  military service members, and dependents.

Waiver of Non-Resident Fees for Veterans and Military Service Members

  • A Veteran using Post-9/11 GI Bill® or Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty benefits who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her legal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone described above while he/she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school.  This person must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or release as described above and must be using educational benefits either Post-9/11 GI Bill® or Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty.

More information is available at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

For assistance, contact the Veterans Resource Center at 909.869.6994 or at vetquestions@cpp.edu.  You may also visit the Center at the Student Services Building (121) West, 1st floor, Office 1940.

Waiver of Non-Resident Fees for Dependents

A waiver of non-resident fees may apply to you if you meet any one of the following criteria:

  • An individual using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within 3 years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone described above while he/she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school.  This person must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or release as described above and must be using educational benefits either Post-9/11 GI Bill® or Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty.
  • Anyone using transferred Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits who lives in the state where the higher education institution is located and the transferor is a member of the uniformed service who is serving on active duty.
  • Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the state where the higher education institution is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence).

More information is available at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

For assistance, contact the Veterans Resource Center at 909.869.6994 or at vetquestions@cpp.edu.  You may also visit the Center at the Student Services Building (121) West, 1st floor, Office 1940.