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Special Populations

Veterans

Cal State San Bernardino is approved for the training of veterans of the military services and their dependents under educational assistance programs, established by the state and federal governments.  

Applications for educational benefits may be obtained directly from Melissa McQuead, the Veteran Certifying Official in the Office of the Registrar. Visit the Veteran Certification Web page or call (909) 537-5213.

Please contact Yolanda Gamble in Sponsored Billings for information about tuition assistance for veterans or call (909) 537-5156 for help.

Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs for more information on GI Bill® benefits or call (800) 827-1000.

Credit for Military Service

The university grants lower-division undergraduate credit for completion of basic training in the armed forces of the United States. This credit is applied to the Lifelong Understanding area of General Education.

A limited amount of additional credit may be granted to students who have completed certain service schools in addition to basic training. The total amount of credit earned on the basis of externally developed tests and through recommendations of the commission, which may be applied to a baccalaureate degree, shall not exceed 45 quarter units, except that advanced placement credit is excluded from the limit.

Over 60 Program

CSUSB offers a program which allows California residents, 60 years of age or older, to enroll in regular session courses without payment of certain specified fees. All regular admission requirements must be met. Official transcripts from each institution the individual has attended must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment.

The program is required to adhere to the following standards: 1) enrollment shall be limited to persons who are California residents, are 60 years of age or older, and are eligible for admission to the university, and 2) persons enrolling in the program will be able to register on the last day of priority registration. If someone applies after the priority period is over, they will register during the late registration period, but the $25 late fee will be waived. For more information, please contact Brittany Wilson in the Office of the Registrar at 909-537-3513 or e-mail bwilso@csusb.edu.

Over 60 Program, Palm Desert Campus

Palm Desert area residents may participate in the Over 60 Program at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus.

The program is required to adhere to the following standards:

  1. Enrollment shall be limited to persons who are California residents, are 60 years of age or older, and are eligible for admission to the university, and
  2. Persons enrolling in the program will be able to register on the last day of priority registration. If someone applies after the priority period is over, they will register during the late registration period but the $25 late fee will be waived.

Please contact Ruth Howell at rhowell@csusb.edu for details.