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How do I apply for CalVet?

Last Updated: 12th June, 2020

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To apply download an application, then go to your local County Veterans Service Office. For more information, you can also contact the admissions office or the Veterans Affairs office of any California college system campus.

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Just so, how do you qualify for CalVet?

The following are the specific eligibility requirements:

  1. All veterans who served on active duty a minimum of 90 days (not including active duty for training purposes only), whether during wartime or peacetime, are eligible.
  2. Eligibility requires service under honorable conditions.
  3. There are no prior residency rules.

Subsequently, question is, what does CalVet cover? The College Tuition Fee Waiver for the Dependents of Veterans -- sometimes called the CalVet Fee Waiver -- is a state benefit that provides a tuition-free education at the CSU and the other state public post-secondary colleges and universities.

Likewise, how long can you use CalVet?

Typically, most education benefits can be collected for 36 months; however, the maximum amount that can be collected under any combination of VA education program is 48 months. Please note that veterans can only use one VA education benefit for training at a time.

Does CalVet cover summer school?

What semester or terms are covered by the CalVet Fee Waiver? The CalVet Fee Waiver will waive the Mandatory State University Fees for a matriculated student for the Fall semester, Spring semester, and Summer term (only if the course is REGULAR SESSION Enrollment).

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Free college for your kids.
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