The CalVet fee waiver is a benefit that waives tuition fees at any California community college, California State University, or University of California campus.  Usually, only spouses or children of veterans that are 100% disabled or are missing in action are eligible - for full eligibility information, see the CalVet website.

To apply, download the application found on the CalVet website, and submit it to your local County Veteran's Services Office.  When you receive your waiver, email a copy to

Using the Cal Vet Fee Waiver Program at Public California Community Colleges and Universities

  • Program application and approval   Apply through a County Veteran Services Office each academic year you plan to use the waiver.
  • Letter of Eligibility   Issued by a County Veteran Services Office if the student is approved to use the Cal Vet Fee Waiver program. The letter is good for one academic year.
  • Providing Letter of Eligibility to Financial Aid Office  The program eligibility letter must be submitted to the California community college or university Financial Aid Office.

What Fees are Waived?

Students will have cost of tuition waived. All students will be responsible for the college services fee, health fee, and if desired, parking permit fees.

For further information and to apply for the fee waiver please visit the CalVet website.