The College Fee Waiver for Veterans dependents waives mandatory system-wide tuition and fees if eligibility criteria are met, use of the Fee Waiver may be applied to state-supported programs only.
Some academic programs at CSUSM are considered self-supported, commonly referred to as extension courses or extended education and are not covered under the Fee Waiver because these courses, degrees, and certificates are neither funded by the state, nor are they system-wide programs. The Cal Vet Waiver does not cover the expense of books, parking, room and board or campus fees.
Both Summer and Winter classes are offered through our Extended Learning program which does not charge system-wide tuition and fees. Therefore, the Cal Vet Fee Waiver cannot be used for Summer or Winter.
You apply for the Cal Vet Tuition waiver through the county Veterans Service Offices.
Once you receive the approved Cal Vet waiver from the county, submit the waiver to email@example.com
If no income - student will need to request an IRS Verification of Non-Filing Letter after the
extended tax deadline of May 17th* by calling the Franchise Tax Board 1-800-852-5711 or the IRS 1-800-908-9946.
*Once letter of Non-Filing is received you may submit application to County Veterans Office.
Cal Vet - Plan B recipients may also qualify for VA Chapter 35 benefits. Below are the eligibility requirements from the VA website. You may also contact the Veterans Services office on campus with questions regarding this benefit firstname.lastname@example.org.