California Veterans Fee Waiver Veterans

California veterans and their dependents should contact the County Department of Veteran Affairs closest to their location for information regarding application procedures or other related services.  Basic eligibility is attained if the veteran died from a service-connected disability or has a service-connected disability rated by the Veterans Administration at zero percent (0%) or higher.  There are other specific criteria that must be met prior to being deemed eligible, such as the student being a California resident. Please see additional information at:

Fresno State Veterans' Services may also be contacted for information and guidance pertaining to California Veteran Fee Waiver benefits.

Students whose parents are rated less than 100 percent by the Department of Veteran Affairs or who are also receiving Chapter 35 educational benefits, must turn in their previous year’s tax return or a letter from the Internal Revenue Service stating they were not required to file federal income taxes.

  • You must meet California residency requirements of your school in order to receive these benefits.
  • Applications for the Cal Vet Fee Waiver must be renewed every academic year. You must re-establish eligibility for each subsequent academic year you plan on attending school.
  • Please note: this benefit cannot be used to fund courses taken through the Continuing Global Education Program.