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Benefits

Cal State East Bay’s Veteran Office, located on the Hayward campus in the Student Services and Administration (SA) Building, is dedicated to providing services to veterans interested in pursuing educational goals and applying for benefits. The University’s Veteran Affairs Coordinator is available to meet with students, answer questions, and provide direction to academic advisors who can help develop educational plans.

Veteran Affairs Coordinator

The Veteran Affairs Coordinator at Cal State East Bay provides advice to veterans, reservists, and dependents of service disabled or deceased veterans who are completing and filing V.A. claim forms for federal and state education assistance programs. In addition, the Veteran Affairs Coordinator can assist with special registration procedures required for students in a V.A. Fee Waiver program for dependents and disabled veterans.

All new students should speak with the Veteran Affairs Coordinator to review the requirements of the program and ensure the proper documentation is completed. Contact Cal State East Bay’s Veteran Affairs Coordinator at (510) 885-3669 or va@csueastbay.edu to schedule an appointment with the V.A. Office on the Hayward campus located in the Enrollment Information Center of the the Student Services and Administration Building.

Veterans’ Educational Benefits

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Education Service provides information on obtaining V.A. benefits. In most cases, the first step is to complete the V.A. application form 22-1990 and submit it to the appropriate V.A. regional office.

V.A. application forms are available on the Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP) site. To submit your application online, go to  http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov.

Students seeking federal V.A. benefits for study at Cal State East Bay must complete a Veteran Request for Certification form each quarter. Vocational Rehabilitation students are exempt from this requirement, but must have their counselor submit the VA 28-1905 form each quarter.

Cal Vet Fee Waiver

The dependent child, spouse, or unmarried surviving spouses of a service-connected disabled or deceased veteran may be entitled to tuition and Cal Vet Fee Waiver benefits at any campus of the California State University system, University of California system, or California Community Colleges. To obtain eligibility requirements and assistance in applying for these benefits, please contact your local County Veteran Service Office. Forms and local office contact information is available on the California Association of County Veteran Services Officers Website at www.cacvso.org. Contact Cal State East Bay’s Veteran Affairs Coordinator for more information.

Approval for benefits under the Cal Vet Fee Waiver program shall be granted on an Academic Year (AY) basis. There shall be no partial year grants of benefits. Applicants must re-apply each year to maintain entitlement. Approvals may be granted only for the current Academic Year, or the immediate upcoming Academic Year.

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