FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2001
Contact: Neil Reich
Some Veterans Can
Save Money On Dependent's Education
(SANTA ANA) -- Veterans
with service-connected disabilities may be able to save
money on their dependents' tuition at California universities,
colleges and community colleges. Through California's
Fee Waiver Program, dependents of former military personnel
who have a service-connected disability are exempt from
paying tuition fees while they attend a state school.
The program does not apply to private schools or to non-residents
of California, and it only applies to state schools within
For further information, call the Veterans Service Office
at 714.567.7450, and ask to speak with a Claims Officer.
The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m., except Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
"The County's Office of Veterans Services is here
to assist veterans and their dependents," said Melendez.
"We'd be glad to help Orange County veterans, even
those who have never filed a claim for the service-related
injury, investigate eligibility for this worthwhile program."