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.
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.
*Any dependent of any member of the California National Guard, who in the line of duty while on active service to the state, was killed, died of a disability resulting from an event that occurred while in active service to the state, or is permanently disabled as a result of an event that occurred while in the service to the state is eligible. Surviving spouses or RDPs who have not remarried are also eligible.
*Medal of Honor recipients and children of Medal of Honor recipients under the age of 27 may qualify.
How does it work?
Apply for eligibility at any county veteran service office. After the county has established eligibility, they will mail a letter of eligibility to the student and the Butte College Office of Veterans Services.
What if you already paid fees?
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.