Educational benefits are provided for the spouse and dependent children of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled from service connected causes, veterans who died in service or who died of service connected causes, and certain other veterans and servicemembers, such as those currently missing in action or captured in the line of duty.
This benefit may be used for pursuit of a college degree, courses leading to a certificate or diploma from business, technical or vocational schools, apprenticeship and on-the-job training programs. Benefits for correspondence courses are available to spouses only.
Listed below are the steps that need to be followed for getting certified depending on if you are:
Servicemembers enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill program may be able to transfer unused educational benefits to their spouses or children. For more information click here.
Dependents' Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. For more information click here.
CalVet Fee Waiver
The dependent child, spouse or unmarried surviving spouse of a service connected disabled or deceased veteran may be entitled to tuition and fee waiver benefits at any campus of the California State University system, University of California or a California Community College. For more information click here.
NOTE: This waiver applies only to statewide mandatory fees. Most summer courses are are not state funded and are not covered by the CalVet Fee Waiver. Only those summer courses that say "Special State Programs" on the schedule of classes are eligible.