VA Family


1A.  Download the College Fee Waiver Program Application

       (DVS form 40)

Veterans Office Contact Information

1B.  Submit the form to your local County Veteran Service Office Representative

       Christina Woodards     Phone: (559) 852-2789     FAX: (559) 584-0438


       Kings County Government Office

       Law Building #4

       Hanford, CA 93230

       Website: Kings County VA office

4.  Complete Online WHCL Student Orientation

      Log into your WHCL student account; mywesthills; scroll down on the right side click WHCL Student

      Orientation; click  Online Orientation Module

Registration Process (required)

4.   Request all transcripts from other colleges.     Official transcripts must be sealed.

5.   Assessment/Placement Test

      Exemptions: English & Math Class completed at another college.  Dates and Times – online

6.   Contact Monique Suter for information and billing questions. If you are eligible for the fee waiver an authroization  

      letter will be mailed to you.  Please bring a copy of the letter to the Military-Veterans Service office.

      Call (559) 925-3341

7.   Make an appointment with your Student Success Team Counselor/Advisor.

      Call (559) 925-3317

College Fee Program

For children and dependents of service connected disabled or services-related deceased veterans.  The waiver of tuition fees applies only to California Universitities, State and Community Colleges.  Students will have tuition costs waived. Benefits are awarded on an "academic year" basis. Students are required to reapply each year for continued benefits.


  • Every dependent must submit their application through the County Veterans Service Office. 
  • A Letter of Eligibility must be received from the County Veterans Service Office with West Hills College as the approved college.
  • The Letter of Eligibility is good for one academic year.  Every dependent must renew their eligibility each year during the new tax season.
  • Every dependent must contact the Certifying Official to ensure that West Hills College has received a Letter of Eligibility.
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