The College Fee Waiver for Veteran (CAL-VET) Dependent benefit waives mandatory system wide tuition and fees. The program does not cover the expense of books or parking. There are four (4) plans under which dependent of veterans may be eligible. A dependent cannot receive this benefit if they are already receiving VA Chapter 35 benefits and must meet California residency requirements. To ensure ongoing benefits, students are required to reapply each year with the Financial Aid Office. You may submit your CAL-VET Approval Letter online: 


Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Each service has the ability to pay up to 100% of tuition expenses of its members. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility and application process and restrictions. The funds are paid directly to the Accounting Office (


Navy- For Active Duty Navy, please visit the Navy College Program website at or by calling 877-838-1659. There you will be given information on the Navy Voluntary Education (VOLED) Process which includes the process for applying for tuition assistance. The steps to the VOLED Process can be found at the bottom of the page.

Marine Corps- For Active Duty Marines, please visit or call the MCRD San Diego Education Center (Lifelong Learning Center): 4025 Tripoli Avenue, Bldg. 111, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA 92140-5293 or by calling 619-524-8158 / 619-524-1275; Monday-Friday 7:30AM-4:00PM.