CALVET College Fee Waivers

To apply for a College Fee Waiver, please email an accredited MVA Veteran Service Officer at, FAX the following documents to (213) 744-4444 or call (877) 4LA-VETS.

You will need:

  • Most recent College Fee Waiver Application can be found at
  • Birth Certificate, adoption paperwork, and/or marriage license that proves dependency.
  • VA Award Letter that states the service-connected disability for the veteran which can be obtained by calling the VA at (800) 827-1000.
  • Dependents previous year’s tax return, verification of “Non-Filing Letter” from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or an “Individual Status Letter” from the Franchise Tax Board.
  • If the dependent filed taxes, please bring the previous year’s 1040 tax return. For example, if applying for the academic year 2023-2024, then a copy of their 2022 tax return is required. The tax return MUST be SIGNED and DATED before April 18th or the extended date for the tax deadline.
  • If the dependent did not file taxes, please provide a verification of Non-Filing Letter obtained from the IRS or Franchise Tax Board (see below).
  • If the parent(s) do NOT provide any financial support, then a written statement by the parent(s) must be submitted
  • To receive both the CalVet College Fee Waiver and Chapter 35 (under Plan B), the dependents annual income must be less than $15,225 each year and the veteran must be 100% service-connected, total and permanent.
  • The dependent must be a California resident to qualify. All documents submitted must be legible.

To obtain a verification of Non-Filing Letter:

IRS OFFICE: 300 N. Los Angeles St., LA, CA 90012, Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm. Appointments: (844) 545-5640.

Franchise Tax Board Office: 300 S. Spring St. #5704, LA, CA 90013, 8am-5pm; (800) 852-5711.

Patriotic Hall Offices are open from: 8am-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
• Wednesday from 8am-8pm•

For veteran services, please contact or call 1-877-4LA-VETS.
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