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Cal Poly’s military-friendly campus offers an enthusiastic and supportive community for all veterans, service members and our large group of military dependent students. The Center for Military-Connected Students is a central hub of information and support. We strive to provide comprehensive assistance to all military-connected students.
The dedicated CMCS team supports students in accessing their VA education and Cal Vet Fee Waiver Benefits. The center also helps in accessing campus and community resources and provides hands-on leadership opportunities while supporting each student's individual academic and personal growth. Drop by the center and check out our lounge area, or join in on any of our upcoming events. 
Make sure to look for our workshops at Open House, SLO Days and Week of Welcome. Our goal is to assist all military-connected students in becoming a successful Mustang. We're looking forward to meeting all incoming veterans, active duty, reserves, and military dependent students and are available to assist with all VA, TA and Cal Vet Fee waiver questions and paperwork. 

Book an appointment with us  ONLINE

New, Incoming Students!

Accepted students - tell us you are attending and start the process HERE

Although we are working remotely - we are here to help you! All incoming military-connected students, whether a veteran or the dependent of a veteran, should schedule an appointment to meet with the CMCS Lead Coordinator, Kari. In this appointment, we will talk about available benefits and resources, how to turn in forms, how to certify, how to apply, what benefits pay for and what they do not and anything else you might need to smooth your transition to Cal Poly. 


  • Spring 2021 - Accept Offers, Attend CP Open House,  apply for your benefits and let them know you've chosen a school/program on VA.Gov - request a Certificate of Eligibility
  • Notify the CMCS that you are attending Cal Poly and schedule a New Student Appointment to talk about benefits and resources
  • Summer 2021 - submit your Certificate of Eligibility from the VA to the CMCS
  • Attend SLO Days
  • Certify your classes once you are registered


  • Spring 2021 - Accept Offers, Attend CP Open House
  • Notify the CMCS that you are attending Cal Poly and schedule a New Student Appointment to talk about benefits and resources
  • June 2021 - Apply for the waiver through your local county veteran service office. If you (the student) did not file taxes for 2020, you will first need to request a Statement of Non-Filing from the IRS or the California Franchise Tax Board to submit with your application
  • July - August 2021 - submit your waiver to the CMCS
  • Attend SLO Days

View our 2020 SLO Day Informational Slideshow here.



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