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California Veteran College Fee Waiver


The College Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents benefit waives mandatory system-wide tuition and fees at Cal Poly.

  • This program does not cover the expense of books, parking, summer classes at Cal Poly or room and board.
  • Students will be responsible for paying Cal Poly specific fees (approx $1400-1500 per quarter).
  • Students apply for the waiver through their local county Veterans Service Office. Contact your local County Veterans Service Office to submit an application and supporting documentation. More information on this state waiver program can be found at: 
  • Once the waiver has been approved, students are responsible for submitting the county approval letter directly to the Center for Military-Connected Students using the link above. Although your VSO might mail Cal Poly a copy of the letter, follow this step to ensure it is correctly credited to your account.  
  • The fee waiver approval letter must be submitted to Cal Poly each academic year. Waivers cannot be credited retroactively for previous academic years. 
  • Some academic programs are considered self-supported because these courses, degrees, and certificates are neither funded by the state nor are they system-wide programs. These programs or classes are not eligible to have fees waived by the waiver. Currently, summer courses at Cal Poly are self-supported. Programs under the Extended Education Program. More information is available here. Students can use their waiver at other state institutions for summer courses. 

For information from Student Accounts on the Cal vet fee waiver, go to




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