Military Exception

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MILITARY/ MILITARY DEPENDENTS/ RECENTLY SEPARATED MEMBERS

To request a military related exception, please complete the “Request for Review of Residence Status” form and submit along with the applicable documentation listed below.

 MILITARY MEMBERS

Students who are members of the Armed Forces of the United States domiciled or stationed in California will submit their military identification card.

DEPENDENTS OF ACTIVE DUTY

A student who is a natural or adopted child, stepchild, or spouse and who is a dependent of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States domiciled or stationed in California on active duty will submit their military dependent identification card.

 RECENTLY DISCHARGED

A member of the armed forces of the United States stationed in California on active duty for more than one year immediately prior to being discharged will need to submit the Form DD 214 listing California as the separation station for a one year exception within two years of separation.

 VETERANS ACCESS, CHOICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (VACA):

Under the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act, students who are covered individuals are exempt from non-resident tuition. Generally, if you are a veteran eligible for educational assistance under the Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty (MGIB-AD) or Post-9/11 GI Bill®, who resides in California and enrolls in the community college from a period of active duty of 90 days or more, you may submit the following documentation to be exempt from nonresident tuition:

    • Certificate of Eligibility showing you are eligible for Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty (MGIB-AD) or Post-9/11 GI Bill® education benefit programs (Chapters 30 or 33, respectively).

You may obtain a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility online at: www.ebenefits.va.gov.

If you are another “covered individual,” please see the following page for categories and documentation requirements: covered individuals

Please note that: the student must be physically present in California to be eligible for this exemption.

For additional information regarding the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act (including a description of other covered individuals)
see “covered individuals” information. 

Last modified on March 24, 2022