The College Tuition Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents benefit waives mandatory system-wide tuition and fees at any State of California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus. This program does not cover the expense of books, parking or room and board. There are four plans under which dependents of veterans may be eligible.
This program does not cover expenses like books, housing and parking. To be eligible, the student must:
Have a parent who is a disabled veteran (0% or more disabled); or
Have a spouse who is service-connected (S/C) deceased or rated 100% S/C disabled.
Be a child earning less than $11,945 per year (student’s income, not parents’). Note: there is no income limit for a spouse or children of S/C deceased or 100% S/C disabled veterans.
Attend a California Community College, California State University, or a University of California school.
The student must meet the in-state residency requirements as determined by the school
Provide proof of the student’s relationship to the veteran such as a copy of a birth or marriage certificate.
Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,
Num Awards: Varies
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: Varies
California Department of Veterans Affairs
Division of Veterans Services Offices 1227 O Street, Suite 101, P.O. Box 942895
Sacramento, CA 95814
Contact Person: Veterans Services Office