Military, Veteran, & Dependent Education Benefits

UCLA Campus

The U.S. government and private institutions offer up a wide array of financial benefits to help support the military-affiliated community in a show of gratitude for their service. One of the most popular options is the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill offered by the Defense Department and Veterans Affairs Department, but there are many more packages available.

Understanding and locating your benefits can be a difficult process-- to help ease this process, we have a list of benefits below that may be useful to you. We also suggest staying up to date to ensure you meet all eligibility requirements and working with the Department of Veterans Affairs to complete all the necessary paperwork.

If you are currently attending UCLA and have questions regarding your benefits, please contact our Veterans Benefits Coordinator Ryan Redding at vabenefit@registrar.ucla.edu and include your student ID as well as which benefits you are using.

Applying to Benefits

In order to determine your eligibility for different benefits and submit applications to these benefits, please visit benefits.va.gov and research which programs will best support you.

What Benefits Support

Ch.33 Post 9/11 GI Bill (Veterans or Dependents)

  • In-state portion of your tuition & fees: Equivalent to GI Bill eligibility percentage (paid directly to UCLA)
  • Monthly Housing Allowance (“BAH”) (paid directly to you)
  • Book stipend: $1,000 per school year (paid directly to you)
  • Priority registration/priority housing (if student is a veteran)

Ch.30 Montgomery GI Bill (Veterans only)

Ch.31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Veterans only)

  • Full coverage of tuition & fees (excluding the UCSHIP student health insurance charge) (paid directly to UCLA
    • Note: All registered students are automatically enrolled into the UC SHIP insurance plan. Please keep in mind that waiving is an annual process and must be completed every academic year to avoid being automatically assessed and enrolled into UC SHIP.  If you are currently covered under a private health plan and do not wish to be dually covered with UC SHIP, you may submit an online application to waive out of the student health insurance plan.
  • Monthly Housing Allowance (“BAH”) (paid directly to you)
  • Books, parking and supplies: If authorized by your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (paid via voucher to vendor)
  • Priority registration/priority housing

Ch. 1606 Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (Reservists)

  • Monthly stipend only (as of 10/2019): $392 (paid directly to you)

Ch. 35 Dependents Education Assistance (Dependents only)

  •  Monthly stipend only (as of 10/2019): $1,248 (paid directly to you)

California Veterans Fee Waiver (Dependents only)

  •  Waives the tuition charge and the student services fee (paid directly to UCLA)

  • Does not cover any campus-based fees & does not cover UCSHIP student health insurance charge
    • Note: All registered students are automatically enrolled into the UC SHIP insurance plan. Please keep in mind that waiving is an annual process and must be completed every academic year to avoid being automatically assessed and enrolled into UC SHIP.  If you are currently covered under a private health plan and do not wish to be dually covered with UC SHIP, you may submit an online application to waive out of the student health insurance plan.