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Educational Benefits

Educational Benefits for Veterans/Dependents


To be eligible for veterans benefits, the veteran must have as an educational objective an associate or baccalaureate degree or a certificate of achievement. The Veterans Administration will not pay benefits for courses that do not fit in a veteran’s selected program.

The following students may be eligible for veteran’s educational benefits:

  • Veterans: Visit the VA Handouts and Forms page to learn more about available programs.
  • Spouses/children: Spouses and/or children may be eligible for the Dependent’s Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35). A student must be the child or spouse of a veteran who is deceased or who has a service-connected disability rated at 100 percent. Dependents of veterans with disabilities (spouses and/or children) may be eligible to receive tuition-free assistance at any California post-secondary educational institution.