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Cal Vet Fee Waiver Program
Veteran Services Office

The College Tuition Fee Waiver for Veterans’ Dependents (also known as the CalVet Fee Waiver) waives mandatory system-wide tuition and fees at any State of California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus. This program does not cover expenses like books, housing and parking. To be eligible, the student must:

  • Have a parent who is a disabled veteran (0% or more disabled, proof my be required); or
  • Have a spouse who is service-connected deceased or rated 100% service-connected disabled;
  • Be a child earning less than $12,119 per year (AY 2014-2015) (student's income, not parents').
  • Attend a California Community College, California State University, or a University of California school.
  • Provide proof of the student's relationship to the veteran such as a copy of a birth, marriage, or domestic partnership certificate.
  • The student must meet the in-state residency requirements as determined by the school.

To obtain complete eligbility requirements and the application, please visit the California College Fee Waiver Page.

Processing the CalVet Fee Waiver

At this time, California Veteran Fee Waivers can only be processed by California Veteran Service Offices.

The closest office to Long Beach City College is:


5901 East 7th Street

Bldg 162 Suite 110 (next to valet parking)

Long Beach, CA 90803 

562-826-8000 ext. 4662 / 4657

You may need to submit a copy of your birth, marriage, or domestic partnership certificate, federal tax income tax form 1040, official letter of non-filing, and/or other governmental documents.

Please call the California Veteran Service Office you intend on visiting to confirm the documents you may need to submit. 

Using the Cal Vet Fee Waiver Program at LBCC
  • Program application and approval
    Apply through a County Veterans Service Office each school year that you plan to use the program.
  • Letter of Eligibility
    A letter will be issued by a County Veterans Certification Office if the student is approved to use the Cal Vet Fee Waiver program.
  • Providing Letter of Eligibility to LBCC
    Once received, the program eligibility letter must be submitted to the LBCC Veterans' Affairs Office.
What Fees are Waived?

Students will have tuition costs waived. All students will still be responsible for the college services fee, health fee, and parking (if requested).