Getting Started with VA Educational Benefits
Applying for VA Educational Benefits
- Can be done in person at the CR Veteran Resource Center, or...
- Apply online here and submit your application directly to the VA
Please see our "Veterans Forms" page for a list of commonly used forms to aid in determining which form is correct for your specific circumstance.
While you're waiting for the VA to process your benefits, please navigate here to the College of the Redwoods Admissions page and follow Steps 1-4.
Next, visit or call the Veteran Resource Center to schedule an advising appointment and register for classes.
- Be sure to complete a Veterans Certification Request Form (VCRF) after registering for classes. This will ensure your payments reach you in a timely manner. Check out our "Veterans Forms" page.
CalVet Fee Waiver
The College Tuition Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents benefit waives mandatory system-wide tuition and fees at any State of California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus. This program does not cover the expense of books, parking or room and board. There are four plans under which dependents of veterans may be eligible.
If you are the spouse or dependent of a Veteran with a service-connected disability, you may be eligible for this benefit.
For more information, visit CalVet's website, or stop by and see our local Veteran Service Office.