Benefits Programs for Veterans

Priority Enrollment

Veterans and active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible for priority enrollment appointments — regardless of whether or not they receive veterans’ educational benefits.

To receive a priority enrollment, veterans should provide a copy of their DD214-Member 4 Copy (active duty U.S. Service members should provide a copy of their valid military ID.  New students will be eligible for this benefit after their first term.


CH 30 Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

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

CH 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill

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

CH 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

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

  • VA Form 22-1905 (send to our office from your case manager)

Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act

The University of California provides a 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 non-resident supplemental tuition exemption aids those who would otherwise be subject to paying out-of-state tuition. Non-resident veterans or their non-resident dependents are eligible for the exemption if they can document that they meet BOTH of the following two requirements.

  • 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.


  • The student (or their military sponsor) separated from service in the active military within 36 months of enrolling in UC, after June 30, 2015.


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

Questions regarding eligibility of the 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.



This is a supplement to your regular education benefit. Tutorial assistance is available if you are receiving VA educational assistance at the half-time or greater rate and have a deficiency in a subject, making tutoring necessary.

The monthly rate of tutorial assistance may not exceed the cost of tutoring or $100. The maximum amount payable is $1,200.


All of the following criteria must be met for a student to be eligible for tutorial assistance:

  • The student must be in a postsecondary program half- time or more.  For the Post-9/11 GI Bill, rate of pursuit must be at least 50 percent.
  • The student must have a deficiency in a course that is part of his or her approved program.
  • The student must be enrolled in the course during the quarter, semester, or term in which the tutoring is received for the course.  Tutoring may not occur between quarters or semesters.


The student, tutor, and certifying official must complete VA Form 22-1990t, Application and Enrollment Certification for Individualized Tutorial Assistance.  The application may be submitted at the end of each month or combination of months.  The application must be signed and dated on or after the date of the last tutoring session certified.