Veterans or current servicemen and women who reside in California or who are stationed in California can take advantage of the state's wealth of postsecondary educational options - including community colleges as well as four-year degree granting institutions.
Veterans who wish to pursue higher education are encouraged to investigate academic programs offered at California universities, both public and private, and determine which provide programs of study in which the individual is interested. Individuals should contact the admission offices at those institutions to learn about their specific admission processes.
In addition to researching admissions application processes, individuals should investigate the processes for obtaining benefits for Veterans or active military. The information provided here is intended to supply some of the necessary forms and information related to these benefits. The Veterans' Affairs coordinators at each university can also provide advice to veterans, reservists, and dependents of service disabled or deceased veterans on completing and filing VA claim forms for federal and state education assistance programs or assist with special registration procedures required for students who are sponsored under one of the VA Fee Waiver programs (for dependents and disabled veterans).
Applying for Admission to Campuses of the California State University
The California State University (CSU) is a leader in providing high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education. It offers unlimited opportunities to help students meet their personal and professional goals.
Students can choose from among 23 CSU campuses and over 1,800 bachelor's and master's degree programs in some 240 subject areas. CSU faculty members are preeminent in their fields and are committed to teaching. CSU staff members are focused on providing a comprehensive range of student services and support. And CSU students are a dynamic and diverse group of individuals who are active and involved on their campuses and in their communities.
More than 2.5 million students have graduated from CSU campuses and have helped to shape the future of California and the nation. That's why a CSU education is more than just a learning experience — it's an opportunity to make a difference.
Visit the Cal State University "Troops to College" website to learn more.