California College Fee Waiver for Dependents (CalVet Fee Waiver)

You can find a copy of the form here.

(1) The form must be fully completed, signed by the student and the veteran (or parent, but you must explain why the veteran is not available), and all questions must be answered. If a question does not apply, write "N/A”. If neither parent is available to sign, please attach an explanation.

(2) A Child, under PLAN B, must submit either a copy of their federal income tax form 1040 or state income tax form 540, from "Last Year" or, if a child does not have a copy of their income tax, or if a child did not file a return, they must submit a statement from the Internal Revenue Service (800-852-5711) or the Franchise Tax Board (800-829-1040) which must verify the amount of adjusted gross income or the fact that a return was not filed. **NOTE**: Current academic year entitlement is based upon last year’s adjusted gross income and value of support. i.e.: If applying for benefits for academic year 2012-2013, the total amount of your reported adjusted gross income and value of support from calendar year 2011 will be used to determine eligibility.

(3) If you are a "child" of a veteran, you must attach a Verification of Dependency. Acceptable verifications include a Birth Certificate, Adoption Records, Court Order, or other Governmental Documents.

Always try to apply for these benefits prior to attending school. Benefits are awarded on an academic year basis and students are required to reapply each year for ongoing benefits. NOTE: The earliest effective date fee waiver benefits may be awarded is the first day of the academic year in which an application is received.

To obtain applications, information and to apply for benefits under this program, contact your local County Veterans Service Office (look in the "Government Listings" section of your telephone book under "County Government Offices".), or on their website at:

Click here for a list of veterans service office nearest to you.




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