A dependent child, spouse, or unmarried surviving spouse of a service-connected disabled or deceased Veteran may be entitled to a tuition fee waiver at CSU Channel Islands (CI). 

Important Notes:

  • The Cal Vet Fee Waiver only covers the state-mandated tuition fee. There are additional, mandatory university fees at CI that a student is responsible for each semester.
  • The benefit waives the tuition fee for state-supported programs only.
    • It cannot be used for coursework taken through Extended University or Study Abroad.
    • This includes Extended University Summer and Winter Sessions.
  • This benefit does not cover the expense of books, parking, or room and board.
  • To be eligible, the student must meet California residency requirements, as determined by the CSU and CI.
  • The waiver must be applied for, with your County Office, each Academic Year. 
  • If you are awarded a tuition specific grant (Cal Grant A or B fees) your fee waiver will not be applied to your account.

How to Apply

Students must apply through their County Service Office and can obtain more information about eligibility: here. CI does not process any of the application paperwork.

Students who have been determined eligible will receive a Cal Vet Fee Waiver award letter from their County Service Office. A copy needs to be submitted to the Enrollment Center, Registrar's Office front desk in Sage Hall or emailed to Kristin Hronek at kristin.hronek@csuci.edu

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