Admissions Information for Veteran Students 

 

Military Personnel and Military Dependents

 

Students eligible for GI Bill educational benefits including the Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty program (Chapter 30), the Veterans readiness and Employment program (formerly called Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) (Chapter 31), or the Post-9/11 GI Bill program (Chapter 33) are exempt from paying nonresident tuition regardless of when the veteran separated from the military.

 

Military personnel, stationed on active duty in California, and their dependents who are "undergraduates" are exempt from paying nonresident tuition and are classified as "residents" for fee purposes for the duration of their enrollment at a California Community College. Active military personnel and their dependents who have received a bachelor's degree or higher are exempt from paying nonresident tuition for 1 year from the date of their arrival in California. NOTE: Military personnel (and the dependents of) assigned to California for educational purposes are eligible for this exemption.

 

Non-resident: A Military Tuition Waiver form must be completed and students must submit a copy of their active duty or dependent ID card. Note: Residents are also eligible for this exemption.

 

Residents who have been stationed in California for more than one year: Military W-2 forms or Leave and Earnings Statements must be submitted showing California as the state of legal residence (one dated more than one year prior to the semester and a current one). A copy of the DD214 is additionally needed, if the military person has been discharged.

 

Nonresident military personnel, stationed on active duty in California for more than one year immediately prior to being discharged, and their dependents who are "undergraduates" are exempt from paying nonresident tuition for up to one year he or she lives in California after the military person has been discharged. Military orders, or official military documents, showing that the military person was stationed in California on active duty for more than one year immediately prior to discharge and a copy of the DD214 showing discharge for less than one year must be submitted.

 

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