International Student Fee Waiver program

The International Student Fee Waiver Program waives a portion of non-resident tuition for international students. This program is available to international students only. For additional information, please contact IPGE by email at Frequently Asked Questions concerning this program can be found at

Fee waivers are awarded in one unit increments. Each one unit international student fee waiver will reduce your tuition by $396 per unit awarded. Students must maintain full time enrollment (12 units for undergraduate/9 units for graduate) throughout the academic year to remain eligible for the fee waiver. Fee Waivers can be revoked for dropping below full time or otherwise failing to maintain full time enrollment. Government sponsored students, exchange students, and non-degree students are not eligible for an International Student Fee Waiver.

The International Fee Waiver Committee will consider the following criteria when reviewing grant applications:
•Current F-1 student enrolled full-time in a Sacramento State degree program;
•Record of academic excellence (minimum GPA 3.3);
•Documented history of participation in extra-curricular and community-related activities; and,
•One-page Personal Statement

The International Fee Wavier Committee, composed of CSUS faculty and staff, reviews and considers all application materials. The committee will make award decisions based on published award criteria. All award decisions are final.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please list significant awards, honors, scholarships, and fellowships that you have received within the last three years (including dates)
  2. Please describe any past or current academic research activities in which you have participated within the last three years (including dates)
  3. Extra-curricular Activities: Please list all extra-curricular activities (i.e. athletic, service, clubs, student government) in which you have participated at your academic institution or in the community within the last three years (including participation dates)
  4. Please submit a one page personal statement.