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If this is your first time applying for a benefit with the VA, you will need to apply online at www.vets.gov. After you’ve applied, the VA will mail you a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) within 30-45 business days.
You’ll need to complete a Veterans Benefit Request Form (VBRF).
If you are receiving Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) or Dependents Educational Assistance (Chapter 35) benefits, you must submit a new VBRF any time you register for classes, or make a change to your class schedule.
No, but it is recommended that you submit your VBRF as soon as you register for the following term.
The CalVet waiver is for dependents of veterans who are California residents, and waives their tuition while attending UCSB. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/pages/college-fee-waiver.aspx.
Email a copy of your letter to VeteransBenefits@sa.ucsb.edu. If you are using any other benefit along with the CalVet waiver, you’ll need to turn in a VBRF as well.
You must reapply every academic year you wish to use the waiver.
For more details on using your benefits at UCSB, visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.