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Faculty/Staff Study Privilege

All credit courses offered through CSU Online are eligible for the Faculty/Staff Study Privilege benefit.


Please complete the Faculty/Staff Study Privilege Registration Form and email it to:

You must submit the Study Privilege form each semester you intend to register for a course. Study Privilege forms must be submitted no later than the first day of classes for the term. Late or incomplete forms will not be considered.

Tuition and Fees

The University will cover tuition costs for up to nine credits per academic year (summer-spring) for study privilege-eligible CSU employees. Also covered are the University facility fee and technology fee. Ineligible expenses include undergraduate tuition normally covered by the College Opportunity Fund and special course fees.

For the current University study privilege eligibility requirements and credit limits, visit the Human Resource Services Benefits website.

You are responsible for any remaining balance due after the nine-credit study privilege benefit is applied as well as any additional course fees and course material costs such as textbooks and study guides. The University Study Privilege has no cash value.

Drop and Withdrawal Policy

Drop and refund deadlines for CSU Online credit courses differ from University deadlines. View our Drop and Withdrawal Policy for all pertinent information.

Tax Information

Educational benefits which exceed $5,250/year may be deemed taxable in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code. Any taxable educational benefits received will be reflected on your December pay advice. For more information, see the FAQ attached to the study privilege form.