Irvine Valley College hopes to provide the kind of assistance that will help veterans attain their educational goals. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the Montgomery G.I. benefits they have earned.
Veterans have ten years after active duty discharge to use their entitlement. Certain disabled veterans under rehabilitation can qualify for up to 48 months of benefits. The Department of Veterans Affairs also provides educational assistance to widows, and dependents of deceased active duty personnel, and to dependents of veterans with 100% disability status. For more information, or to make an appointment with the Irvine Valley College Veterans Affairs Coordinator, veterans should call (949) 451-5296. This is a college service office, not a branch of the federal government.
The California Department of Veterans Affairs also offers a college fee waiver program for veterans' dependents. Dependents whose parent or spouse has or had a service-connected disability, or died from a service-related cause, may meet the eligibility criteria for a college fee waiver. The waiver covers the enrollment, tuition and registration fees. This program does not waive nonresident fees, nor does it cover the cost of books, labs, food, parking, or dorms. California Community Colleges, California State Universities and University of California campuses are the only schools where the program can be utilized. This program does not apply to private schools or out-of-state schools. For more information about the California Department of Veterans Affairs College Fee Waiver program, call (714) 567-7450.