Spouse, children of a veteran and/or service member who meets at least one of the following requirements:
Is determined to be permanently and totally disabled from service connected causes.
Is on active duty and is likely to be discharged with a permanent and total disability.
Died in service.
Died of service connected causes.
Is currently missing in action or caputured in the line of duty.
The spouse/dependent must complete and return the following paperwork to UC Merced's Veteran Services Office:
Dependent's Application for VA Educational Assistance: VA Form 22-5490
Each semester, the student must fill out a Veteran Enrollment Card and submit to the Veteran Services Office.
** Important: Please include the veteran's social security number or C Number.
Changes to Schedule
All changes to the spouse/dependent's schedule (adds, drops, class cancellations, and/or withdrawals) must be reported to the Veteran Services Office by the spouse/dependent.
All changes to the student's major or if transferring in from another school will require the spouse/dependent to complete and return VA Form 22-5495 to the Veteran Services Office.
If the spouse/dependent needs a tutor, they should contact the Veteran Services Office.
Complete and return VA Form 22-1990t to the Veteran Services Office.
The spouse/dependent must be attending at least half-time.
Contact, negotiation of wages and pay is the spouse/dependent's responsibility.
The spouse/dependent is eligible to receive $100 per month, up to $600 per semester and up to $1200 total, for tutor-reimbursement expenses.
UC Merced's Veteran Services Office
209-228-2736 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Veterans Administration Educational Office
Veterans Administration Direct Deposit Information