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Spouses and Dependents of Veterans

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There are state and federal education benefits available to children and spouses of veterans. The Veterans Service Office (VSO) is also on campus to help you access benefits! ​


College Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents

(Cal Vet Fee Waiver)

  • Benefit provided by the state of California
  • Covers the mandatory tuition and fees
  • Can be applied at a community college, Cal State and UC
  • Apply through your local County Veterans Office

Post 9/11 GI Bill®

Transfer of Entitlement (Chapter 33 TOE)​

  • Benefit provided by the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Covers the mandatory tuition and fees up to the in-state level
  • Pays a monthly housing allowance
  • This benefit must be transferred to the dependent while the service member is still an active member of the Armed Forces

Dependents Education Assistance Program

(Chapter 35)

  • Benefit provided by the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Does not cover tuition and fees directly
  • Pays a​ monthly stipend for educational costs
  • This benefit is for dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

(Fry Scholarship)

  • Benefit provided by the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Covers the mandatory tuition and fees up to the in-state level​
  • Pays a monthly housing allowance
  • This benefit is for dependents and surviving spouses of service members​ who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001.