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Veterans Benefits

UC Berkeley Veteran Services offers information related to the types of benefits, certification of benefits, contact information for dedicated support, and campus resources for students who have served in the military.

Effective July 1, 2015, Federal Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits (Chapters 1606, 1607, 30, 31, 33, 35 and certain ROTC benefits) are not excluded in determining student eligibility for federal financial aid. Please note that Cal-Vet fee waivers are state-based awards and not subject to exclusion in your financial aid offer letter.

The Veterans Affairs Office has released a GI Bill Comparison Tool for students receiving Chapter 33 benefits. The tool includes a Benefit Estimator, as well as helpful information about your school. The About This Tool page includes detailed information about this new tool.

We encourage you to file for financial aid if you will need additional aid during the academic year or while you are waiting for your VA educational benefits to arrive. To apply, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.