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Cal Vet Fee Waiver Information


California College Fee Waiver Program
Under the California Education Code, dependents of veterans whose death or disability was service-connected may be eligible for exemption from many College or University fees. Applications and information are available at the Veterans’ Office, located in the Student Services building at the San Marcos campus or from your county Veterans’ Services Office. Please note that in tough economic times, education programs in California are some of the first to get cut or cancelled. With that in mind, check the official Cal Vet web page at
for possible updates of the form and/or restrictions.

 Instructions for students:

  1. Fill out the Cal Vet Fee Waiver form and send it in to the County Veterans Service Office (see address below) with the following attachments:a.  Attach a copy of your birth certificateb.  Attach your CA 540 tax return.You should do this once a year, usually after taxes are done on April 15th.
  2. Once you receive your award letter from that office, sign in to Palomar College eServices and:a. Click on the link, “Apply for a BOGW”
    b. After the application is complete, click on the link, “Printable BOGW form”
  3. Bring the BOGW form and the award letter to the Financial Aid Office.

 In accordance with California Education Code 66025.3:

 (B) The Department of Veterans Affairs shall determine the
eligibility of any applicant for a fee waiver under this paragraph.
             (b) A person who is eligible for a waiver of tuition or fees under
this section may receive a waiver for each academic year during
which he or she applies for that waiver, but an eligible person may
not receive a waiver of tuition or fees for a prior academic year.

Forms to download:Cal Vet Fee Waiver form  These forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here for a free download.

The San Diego County Veterans Services Office
is located at: San Diego County Veterans Services Office

5560 Overland Avenue, Suite 310
San Diego, CA 92123 Office hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4p.m. Monday – Friday ( except holidays ).
Telephone Number: (619) 531-4545
Located on the second floor above the County Center/Little Italy Trolley Stop.
Last modified on April 19, 2019

You can fill out your 2019/20120 FAFSA! Please go online at

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Financial Aid Add/Drop Deadline (Freeze Dates)
Class schedule must be finalized
(Including Late Start classes) by:

Fall 2019: September 3, 2019
Spring 2020: February 10, 2020

Click here for more information on Freeze Dates