Dependents

Benefits Programs for Dependents


CH 35 Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA)

  • Students who have never received benefits must fill out and submit VA Form 22-5490
  • The online application is found at VONAPP  

The VA will process your application and send to you a Certificate of Eligibility. The following documentation is required when you come to your appointment with the VSC:


CH 33 Post-9/11 Transfer of Entitlement Program

The following documentation is required when you come to your appointment with the VSC:


Cal Vet Fee Waiver

The College Tuition Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents benefit waives mandatory system-wide tuition and fees at any State of California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus.

What does the College Fee Waiver Program for veteran dependents cover at UC Davis?

It waives tuition and student service fees for undergraduate and graduate students, and provides professional degree supplemental tuition for professional school students. For a list of these fees, please visit the Tuition and Fees Schedule. It does not waive campus-based fees; the student is responsible for these fees. Note: the Cal Vet Fee Waiver does not cover other expenses associated with attending UC Davis such as books, housing and parking.

Can I use the Cal Vet Fee Waiver for Summer or Study Abroad Programs?

The Cal Vet Fee Waiver may only be used for Summer Session and Study Abroad Programs if you are a continuing UC student.

  • Summer Sessions. The Cal Vet Fee Waiver waives the course fees. It does not waive the campus-based fee; the student is responsible for this fee.
  • Study Abroad. The Cal Vet Fee Waiver waives the course fees only. Student is responsible for all other program fees.

What programs are not eligible for the College Fee Waiver Program for Veteran Dependents?

  • Self-Supporting Degree Programs (SSDP) are not eligible. These programs are not supported with state funds and are not subject to the state law regarding the Cal Vet Tuition/Fee Waiver. SSDPs are mid-level graduate professional degree programs that do not receive any state funding support and cannot be subsidized by tuition or fees paid by students in state-supported programs.
  • University Extension programs or courses are not eligible. These programs are not supported with state funds and are not subject to the state law regarding the Cal Vet Tuition/Fee Waiver.

How do I apply for the College Fee Waiver Program for Veteran Dependents?

Contact your local County Veterans Service Office for more information about the Cal Vet Tuition/Fee Waiver and to download the application.

To be eligible, the student must:

  • Have a parent who is a disabled veteran (0% or more service-conned disabled); or
  • Be a spouse of a service-connected (S/C) deceased or rated 100% S/C disabled veteran.
  • The child's income, which includes the student's adjusted gross income plus the value of support provided by a parent, cannot exceed the "national poverty level" as published by the U.S. Census Bureau's National Poverty Level on December 31st of the previous year. Note: there is no income limit for a spouse or children of S/C deceased or 100% S/C disabled veterans.
  • Provide proof of the student’s relationship to the veteran such as a copy of a birth or marriage certificate.
  • Attend a California Community College, California State University, or a University of California school.
  • The student must meet the in-state residency requirements as determined by the school.

To obtain complete eligibility requirements and assistance in applying for these valuable benefits, please contact your local County Veterans Service Office.


The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act

The University of California is providing a new non-resident supplemental tuition exemption effective July 1, 2015 associated with the new federal law, Section 702 of HR 3230 (Public Law 113-146) The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act – VACAA. This new non-resident supplemental tuition exemption will be available to certain non-resident veterans or their dependents if the students can document that they meet BOTH of the following two requirements.

Students may qualify for this new Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition exemption if they are a non-resident veteran or a non-resident dependent of a veteran and subject to paying UC’s non-resident supplemental tuition and can document that:

  • The student will be receiving education benefits under either Chapter 30 (Montgomery) or Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) GI Bill programs after June 30, 2015 while enrolled at UC

AND

  • The students military sponsor separated from service in the active military within 36 months of the date you enroll in UC after June 30, 2015, and are simultaneously in receipt of Chapter 30 or Chapter 33 GI Bill education benefits.

OR

  • The students military sponsor is currently serving on active duty. (effective July 2017)

Questions regarding eligibility of this new non-resident supplemental tuition exemption may be directed to the Veterans Affairs Benefits Coordinator at 530-752-2020 or a Residence Deputy at 530-752-3639.