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San Diego State University

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Dependents of Veterans

Dependents of certain veterans may be eligible for educational assistance through 2 avenues:

  • The Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35) and/or
  • The Cal Vet Fee Waiver Program

The Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)

For Chapter 35 eligibility, visit the SDSU Veterans Center, G.I. Bill website, or contact your local Veterans Affairs Office.

Cal Vet Fee Waiver Program

The spouse, child, or registered domestic partner of a veteran may qualify for fee waiver benefits at any California State University if the veteran:
  • Served during a “qualifying war period” and
  • Has a service-connected disability, or
  • Died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition

The child of a veteran may also qualify for a waiver of California state basic tuition and fees if the veteran:

  • Has a service-connected disability , or
  • Had a service-connected disability at the time of death, or
  • Died of service-related causes

Dependents of a member of the California National Guard who was killed or permanently disabled while in service to the state may be eligible for similar benefits.

For more information, contact:

Enrolled through the College of Extended Studies?

Note: If you are enrolled through the College of Extended Studies, you cannot use a Cal-Vet Fee Waiver to pay for those classes. Learn more about your benefits for non-traditional enrollment.