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Remission Policy & Definitions


  • Payment of the tuition and fees owed by a student.
  • PEP
  • Petition for Exception to Policy. This petition must be approved by Graduate Studies to employ students who do not meet eligibility guidelines for academic appointments.

  • GSR

  • Graduate Student Researcher, a graduate student who performs research related to the student's degree program in an academic department or research unit under the direction of a faculty member or authorized principal investigator. (APM 112-4, b. 20)

  • ASE

  • Academic Student Employee, a student who is employed in the teaching title codes noted in APM Appendix II-B, section IV.


  • Charges to a student for instructional and operating costs of the campus. For the purpose of calculating remission, program fees paid by students in self-supporting degree programs are considered tuition in this policy.

  • FEES

  • Charges to a student for campus-based student and health services.

  • NRST

  • Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition, a supplemental tuition charged to a student who is not classified as a resident of the State of California for tuition purposes.

  • PDST

  • Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition, a supplemental tuition charged to a student in certain degree programs.

  • SSDP

  • Self-Supporting Degree Programs, these programs do not receive state funding and are wholly funded by the program fees paid by students enrolled in the program.


  • Students whose degree objectives are the M.D., D.V.M., J.D., and M.B.A. are considered professional school students.


  • Graduate students who are enrolled in non-professional, state-funded graduate degree programs.