College Fee Waiver

Attention:

 For the safety of our clients and workers, due to COVID-19/Coronavirus, the Placer County Veterans Services Office is closed to the public. We continue to provide services to our veterans and are honored to assist you. Clients who wish to file a new claim for Compensation or Pension: Please call 1-800-827-1000 to notify the VA of your intent to file a claim.

You can still apply, submit documents or ask questions – For your safety, we would prefer that you please dial 916-780-3290 and leave a message and we will return your phone call within 48 hours. Additionally, you may mail documents to the following address: 1000 Sunset Blvd., Suite 115, Rocklin, CA 95765. 

The Placer County Veterans Services Office is available 7 days per week, 24 hours per day online at www.placer.ca.gov/veterans.

For more information on Placer County’s response to COVID-19/Coronavirus please see the following page https://www.placer.ca.gov/coronavirus

The California College Fee Waiver program benefits spouses and children of U.S. veterans. Students meeting the eligibility criteria may get their college tuition fees waived if they attend a California Community College, a California State University or a University of California campus. Most eligible students will qualify for the program under either “Plan A” or “Plan B.” Medal of Honor recipients and their children and dependents and survivors of permanently disabled National Guard members may qualify under different plans.

Complete and return the application to the County Veteran Service Office.

  1. Plan A
  2. Plan B

Eligibility

  • The child of a wartime veteran who is 100% service-connected disabled, or whose death was officially rated as service-connected
  • The spouse or registered domestic partner (RDP) or a wartime veteran who is 100% service-connected disabled
  • The unmarried surviving spouse or un-terminated RDP of a wartime veteran whose death was service connected
  • There is no income limit
  • Children between 14 and 27 years of age, or between 14 and 30 years of age if the child is a veteran
  • There is no age limit for spouses, surviving spouses or RDPs
  • Benefits cannot be awarded if student receives Chapter 35 VA benefits
  • Surviving spouses and un-terminated RDPs must not have remarried
  • Date of veteran’s service-connected death or 100% disability rating must occur prior to child’s 21st birthday

What We Need

  • Copy of birth certificate
  • If step child, parents marriage certificate
  • Verification of Veteran's S/C rating