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California State Benefits Military Affiliated Students

UC San Diego does not determine your eligibility for the Cal Vet College Fee Waiver. Apply through your local California county Veterans Service Office.

In addition to this California state benefit, be sure to read about federal veterans education benefits.

For additional details, online applications, and forms, contact the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet).

California College Fee Waiver

The California Veterans College Fee Waiver provides for a waiver of mandatory tuition and student-services fees for UC matriculated students who qualify. You must be a California resident to receive the California Veterans College Fee Waiver.

The benefit does not cover:

  • Non-resident supplemental tuition
  • Campus-based fees
  • Per-unit charges of any self-supporting degree program
  • Housing, books, or health insurance costs

The waiver can be used during UC San Diego Summer Sessions and will apply to per-unit course fees only.

How to Apply

  • Download the college fee waiver application from the California Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Submit the application and all required supporting documents to your county Veterans Service Office (VSO).

  • Most county offices send a copy of your authorization letter directly to UC San Diego, or you can mail or fax your authorization letter to UC San Diego's Registrar's Office:

    9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0022
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0022
    Fax: (858) 534-5723

  • Your tuition and student-services fees are waived upon receipt of the authorization letter.

  • Make sure you pay all other fees directly.

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