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California Veterans Association College Fee Waiver Program

Offered by California Veterans Association

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Aug 16, 2023
Multiple awards worth


Grade level

College & Graduate Students

Application deadline:


Scholarship Overview

Are you a child or spouse of a veteran who suffered a disability, died during service, was captured, or was declared missing in action? Further, are you attending a public university in California? If so, you may qualify for the California Veterans Association College Fee Waiver Program. The program is open to the dependent children and spouses of Veterans who suffered a disability or death, or who were declared missing or captured. Applicants must also be attending an accredited public institution in California.

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) offers this program for California veterans and their families. CalVet works to serve the veteran community through education, advocacy, and direct services. Eligible applicants receive a waiver for mandatory system-wide tuition and fees at any State of California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus. If you are attending a public university in California and are related to a veteran, we recommend that you check your eligibility using the CalVet College Fee Waiver Calculator. If you are eligible, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to the children, dependents, or spouses of veterans who suffered a disability or death, or went missing or were captured in action. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements. If you are unsure whether you qualify, we recommend using the CalVet College Fee Waiver Calculator to check.

Grade Level

College & Graduate Students

Other Category

Relative of Current or Former Military Member



Application information

Applicants must submit an online application and contact their local CalVet County Veterans Service Office (CVSO).


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