Regents Policy 3106: Policy on Waiver of Tuition and Fees

Approved March 29, 2012
Amended March 19, 2015

  1. The University of California shall exempt students from tuition and/or fees or waivetuition and/or fees, as set forth below. (All statutory references herein, unless otherwisenoted, are to the California Education Code.)

A. Tuition and fees excused; Surviving spouses or children of employed orcontracted law enforcement and fire suppression personnel: a student who is thesurviving spouse or registered domestic partner or child of a resident lawenforcement officer or fire fighter killed on active duty shall be exempted fromnonresident tuition and mandatory systemwide fees in accordance with Section68120.

B. Dependents, children, or surviving spouse of deceased or disabled veterans: astudent who is the child or dependent of a deceased or disabled veteran, or whois the dependent of or the surviving spouse who has not remarried or registereddomestic partner (who has not subsequently married or registered as a domesticpartner) of any member of the California National Guard who was killed orpermanently disabled while in active service of the state, shall not be exemptedfrom nonresident tuition fees, but may be exempted from mandatory systemwidefees in accordance with Section 66025.3.

C. Nonresident tuition at California State University and California CommunityColleges; Payment exemptions; Requirements: as provided in Section 68130.5(AB 540).

D. Students who have obtained a “T” or “U” nonimmigrant visa and otherwisewould meet the requirements of Section 68130.5 shall be exempt from payingnonresident tuition at the University until they are eligible to establish a residentclassification pursuant to Regents Policy 3401.

E. In the case of out-of-state employees and non-University employees at LosAlamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (LANL and LLNL):

    1. An individual who is a full-time University employee assigned to workoutside the State of California, or the dependent child, spouse, orregistered domestic partner of such an employee, shall be entitled to resident classification for tuition purposes.
    2. So long as the University continues to participate as a member of a limitedliability company holding the contract for the management of LANL orLLNL, an individual who is an employee of such company, or a dependent child, spouse, or registered domestic partner of such an employee, shall be entitled to resident classification for tuition purposes to the same extent as if the employee were an employee of the University assigned to work outside of California.
    3. An individual who is a full-time employee of the University assigned towork at LANL or elsewhere outside of California, or who is a full-timeemployee of a company described in (2) above in which the University is a principal, and who transfers without a break in service to full-time University employment within the State of California, shall be entitled to resident classification for tuition purposes. Any dependent child, spouse or registered domestic partner of such an employee also would be entitled to resident classification for tuition purposes.
    4. An individual who is a full-time University employee at LANL or LLNL,or any dependent child, spouse or registered domestic partner of such anemployee, and who is enrolled as a student in a degree-granting program at a UC campus at such time as the University contract to manage LANL or LLNL expires and the University's participation in the management of LANL or LLNL ceases, shall be exempted from payment of nonresident tuition fees for the remainder of the current quarter or semester.

F. A student who meets the definition of "covered individual" as defined infederal law in Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and AccountabilityAct of 2014 (Public Law 113-146) shall be exempt from paying nonresidenttuition at the University.

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