What is it?
The Cal Vet Fee Waiver is a California state program that waives all “system wide Mandatory” fees for dependents of veterans that have a service-connected disability. At Butte College, it waives all fees except for the student I.D. card each semester.
Who is eligible?
Dependents of veterans with a V.A. disability rating are generally eligible. Income may be used to determine eligibility of children. If income is a factor for eligibility, the income from the previous year is considered for the academic year of application. There is not an age limit for most children. Eligibility must be determined every year.
How does it work?
Apply for eligibility at any county veteran service office throughout the state. After the county has established eligibility, they will mail a letter of eligibility to the studen and the Butte College Financial Aid Office or our office.
What if you already paid fees?
Generally, the fees are refunded automatically. If not, the students may request a refund of appropriate fees by contacting the Butte College Business office.
Can you use this waiver at other schools?
This program can be used at any California state school, Community College, CSU or U.C. Since fee structures vary between schools, please contact the school in question.
Who to contact:
For more information, contact the California Department of Veterans Affairs on-line at www.cdva.ca.gov or at 1-800-925-5626. In Butte County, call the County Veterans office at (530) 891-2759. Download the application here.