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Education
Education benefits can be complicated to calculate and depend on a lot of factors. Click here to read more about the GI Bill. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) has a helpful online benefits calculatorClick the link to visit their site and learn more.

A Veterans Service Officer (VSO) can help with navigating benefits, including the new GI Bill. Search for local resources near you below. 

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  • CalVet has individuals called Local Interagency Networking Coordinators (LINCs) who provide assistance with education as well as other services. 
    Click here to contact a LINC
  • AMVETS also provides Service Officers to support veterans in accessing their veterans education benefits.
    Click here to contact an AMVETS Service Officer

Community Colleges and Universities in the state of California have Veteran Resource Centers (VRCs) on their campuses. These centers provide assistance with educational benefits, college enrollment and educational counseling. Search for local resources near you below.  

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The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) has a helpful benefits calculatorClick the link to visit their  website and learn more.

The GI Bill (GIB) is available to those who enlist in the military Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD). Click the link to visit their  website and learn more.

The GIB is also available for reservists  Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)Click the link to visit their  website and learn more.
 
 
The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and is where to start in applying for any financial aid benefits outside of the GI Bill. Click the link to visit their website for more info. 
There are other sources of financial aid available outside of veterans benefits. Search for local resources near you below. 

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Fastweb lists a variety of scholarships available for all kinds of students. Click the link to visit their website and find out more details. 
Federal Work Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students, in order to earn money to help pay for education expenses. The opportunities differ by campus and by individuals field of study. Click the button to visit their site and learn more.

The Mission Continues (TMC) Fellowship provides a work study program for veterans in which they can work for a non-profit of their choice for 6 months. Click the button to visit their site and learn more.
The University of California system and the California State University system are good options for beginning or continuing your education. Search for local resources near you below. 

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There are a lot of options available to learn a trade. It is important to research options including the graduation and employment rate of vocational schools. Search for local resources near you below. 

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Many campuses have resources available for students with disabilities. Search for local resources near you below. 

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