Non-Resident fees are NOT covered by your VA education benefits.
Active Duty Members (including spouse & Dependent children Stationed in CA)
Students who are members of the armed forces of the United States domiciled or stationed
in California on active duty are entitled to resident classification for purposes
of determining the amount of tuition and fees for the duration of their attendance
at a community college as long as they remain on active duty as of the residence determination
date. (Service in the California National Guard does not constitute being a member
of the armed forces of the United States for Education Code sections 68074 and 68075.)
Dependents of Active Duty Military Members EX 68074: T5 54041
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 is entitled to resident classification for the purposes of determining
the amount of tuition and fees. There is no limitation on the length of the resident
classification. If that member of the armed forces, whose dependent is in attendance
at a community college, is thereafter transferred on military orders to a place outside
this state where the member continues on active duty or is thereafter retired as an
active member of the armed forces of the United States, the student dependent shall
not lose his or her resident classification so long as he or she remains continuously
enrolled at that community college.
Students who believe they fit the above criteria may complete a Residency Consideration Form and submit copies of supporting documentation to the Enrollment Services Office.
Requested supporting documentation consists of the following:
- Copy of Active Duty Stationing Orders
- Copy of Military ID and state ID or Driver's License
AB 13 (VACA) Exemption or Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act (VACA H.R.
Veterans or dependents of an eligible Veteran who meet the following requirements
shall be exempt from paying non-resident tuition as Modesto Junior College. A “covered
individual” for purposes of compliance with the VACA Act and Education Code Section
68075.7 is defines as:
- A veteran eligible for educational assistance under either the Montgomery GI Bill®-Active
Duty (MGIB-AD) or Post-9/112 GI Bill® education benefit programs who resides (lives)
in California (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the
community college from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
- An individual eligible for transferred education benefits under either the Montgomery
GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) or Post-9/11 GI Bill® education benefit programs who
resides (lives) in California (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and
enrolls in the community college from a period of active duty service of 90 days or
- An individual is eligible for transferred Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® benefits while the
transferor is on active duty who resides (lives) in California (regardless of his/her
formal state of residence) as described in 38 USC 3679 (c) (2) (B) (ii) (ll). The
3-year enrollment period limitation does not apply to eligible dependents of active
duty service members.
- An individual eligible for benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry
Scholarship (provides Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits to the children and surviving spouses
of service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty) who resides
(lives) in California (regardless of his/her formal state of residence).
- Individuals eligible for rehabilitation under 38 U.S. Code § 3102 pursuing a course
of education with education assistance from the Training and Rehabilitation for Veterans
with Service-Connected Disabilities (Chapter 31) education benefits program. This
change is effective for courses provided during a quarter, semester, or term beginning
after March 1, 2019.
Under this exemption, students are NOT eligible to receive a California College Promise
Grant (Formerly BOG waiver). Students will still be classified as a non-resident but
given an exemption from paying non-resident tuition.
Senate Bill (SB) 701 amended California Education Code (CEC) 68075.7 to conform with
the federal law that eliminated the requirement of the expiration of a 3-year eligibility
period. Regardless of the passage date of SB 701, colleges must still implement the
change by the August 1, 2021 effective date.
To apply for AB13 (VACA) California Nonresident Tuition Exemption for Eligible Veterans
& Dependents you must:
- Complete and sign the AB13 (VACA) Affidavit form
- Attach all applicable documentation:
- Copy of DD214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.
- Certification of Eligibility (COE) from VA confirming the approval of education benefits
- Copy of photo ID.