California Veterans Resource Book Ch. 4: Education This chapter of the California Veterans Resource Book explains the educational benefits veterans and their family members may be eligible for, such as the GI Bill, college fee waivers for dependents, and apprenticeship programs.
Federal Benefits and Programs
VA Education and Training Programs While the GI Bill is the most well know, there are various federal benefits available to advance the education and skills of eligible veterans, servicemembers, and their families. For more information and assistance applying, contact your local CVSO.
Troops to Teachers The Troops to Teachers program assist transitioning Service members and veterans in beginning new careers as K-12 school teachers in public, charter, and Bureau of Indian Affairs schools.
State Benefits and Programs
CalVet Education CalVet’s online tool for searching through the wide variety of approved education and training programs for veterans, including: apprenticeship and on-the-job training, college degree and certificate programs, flight training, and correspondence courses.
Non-Resident College Fee Waiver The Non-Resident College Fee Waiver waives non-resident fees at all State of California Community College (CCC), California State University (CSU), or University of California (UC) campuses. See Chapter 4 of the Veterans Resource Book to check your eligibility, and contact your local CVSO for information on applying.
Veterans Internship Program The LA County Veterans’ Internship Program provides paid internships for qualified veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States. The internships afford veterans with on‑the‑job training and work experience that will enable them to effectively compete for permanent County positions.
CA National Guard Education Assistance Award Program Active members of the California National Guard, the State Military Reserve, or the Naval Militia may be eligible for a state-funded program designed to provide an educational incentive to improve skills, competencies, and abilities.