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. For more information go to https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/College-Fee-Waiver.aspx. 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. Upload CalVet Fee Waiver award letter through you myCI portal. Instructions for uploading the letter can be found through this link. https://www.csuci.edu/veterans/education-benefits/veterans-education-benefits-certification.htm.
Contact the Veteran’s Advisor/VA Certifying Official, Robert Felix at robert.felix@csuci.edu for additional questions.

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