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Round Out is a program, which allows students who have a limited number of courses remaining in their program to add non‑required courses and be paid at a higher rate.   Round Out may only be used in the final semester of completing their declared program.  It may be used once at the community college level and once at the university level.  For further information contact the Veterans Resource Center.

The California Veterans Dependents Educational Assistance Program offers educational assistance to children and spouses of disabled or deceased veterans.  Dependents of POWS and MIAS, widow/ers of deceased veterans, and wives of 100%-disabled veterans may also be eligible.  Ask for more information in the Admissions Office or at https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/College-Fee-Waiver.aspxThis Link shows all locations in San Diego County where applications can be submitted.

NOTE: There has been a change in how Palomar College will be processing the CalVet Fee Waiver that may affect you. California State reporting requirements are from Summer-Fall-Spring. In previous years, the summer term has been a part of each academic year at the end (or as a “trailer”). This means an award letter for 2018-2019 would cover Fall 2018, Spring 2019, and Summer 2019. The change that has occurred would cause the summer term to be accounted for prior to the fall semester. The change means an award letter for 2018-2019 would cover Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019. This means any students currently under a 2018-2019 award letter will not be covered for the Summer 2019 term and will need to complete a new application for the 2019-2020 term to cover Summer 2019.

Montgomery (Chapter 30), Post 9/11 (Chapter 33/33D), Selective Reserves (Chapter 1606/1607), Dependent Education Assistance Program (Chapter 35), VEAP (Chapter 32), and Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31) students who are receiving VA educational benefits of at least 3/4 time are eligible to apply for the VA work-study program.  The program pays at the state’s minimum wage per hour.  Work-study positions are also available at the Vets Center in San Marcos and many VA facilities.  If you are interested in the work-study program contact the Veterans Office for more details.

TA is the military’s financial assistance program and helps cover tuition costs for courses.  TA will cover 100% of your tuition up to $250 per semester credit hour. For additional information on how to apply for TA, please visit our Tuition Assistance web page.