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Veteran Educational Benefits

To obtain your benefits you must submit your VA Certificate Of Eligibility (COE), the Veteran Enrollment Certificate (VEC) and your DD-214 (expect active duty and reserves). If you are active duty personal or are in an active Reservist/Guard member please contact the VSC.

Note: Please keep in mind the educational benefit payments come from the VA office. Please contact them if you have any questions regarding your benefits.

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Priority Registration

In accordance with Assembly Bill 2133, priority registration is granted to veterans or members of the Armed Forces (Active Duty, National Guard, Reserves). To be eligible, you you must have received a discharge of honorable, General or other than Honorable only, (If you are active duty personal or are in an active Reservist/Guard member contact the VSC) and submit to the Veterans Success Center located in Lassen Hall 3003.

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Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®

This program is for individuals who served on active duty for at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001 or were discharged with a service-related disability after 30 continuous days.

Under the new chapter, effective August 1, 2009, eligible participants (veterans, service members and dependents) pursuing a VA approved training program may receive educational benefits at a percentage based on the length of active duty service.

Benefit & Disbursement

Cost of Tuition & Fees

  • Details: Should not to exceed the most expensive in-state undergraduate tuition at a public institution of higher education.

Disbursement: paid directly to the school

  • Note: If an individual's tuition and fees exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition or fees, additional funding may be available for eligible students through a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill® called the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Monthly Housing Allowance

  • Details: Should be equal to the basic allowance for housing payable to a military E-5 with dependents, in the same zip code as the primary school.

  • Disbursement: paid directly to the service member or veteran.

Yearly Books & Supplies Stipend

  • Details: A stipend of up to $1,000 per year.

  • Disbursement: paid directly to the service member or veteran.

Additional Documentation to the Veteran Success Center

  • Provide a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility (If not already submitted) in order to have tuition and fees deferred for future terms.

  • A signed VA Form 22-1995 the first semester attending and/or if changing a major.

  • A completed and signed Veteran Enrollment Certificate. Without this document, the VA will NOT be notified that the student wishes to use their benefits.

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Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment

VA Vocational Rehabilitation is a program whose primary function is to help veterans with service-connected disabilities become suitably employed, maintain employment, or achieve independence in daily living. Eligibility and Entitlement Services that may be provided by the VR&E Program include: Comprehensive evaluation to determine abilities, skills, and interests for employment Vocational counseling and rehabilitation planning for employment services.

Veterans are eligible if they: Have received a discharge that is other than dishonorable Have a service-connected disability rating of at least 10% from VA Apply for VR&E services.

Both transfer and continuing students using Chapter 31 benefits must have their caseworker forward a current Form 28-1905 to the Veterans Success Center.

Benefit & Disbursement

Cost of Tuition & Fees

  • Details: Should not to exceed the most expensive in-state undergraduate tuition at a public institution of higher education.

Disbursement: paid directly to the school

  • Note: If an individual's tuition and fees exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition or fees, additional funding may be available for eligible students through a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill® called the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Monthly Housing Allowance

  • Details: Should be equal to the basic allowance for housing payable to a military E-5 with dependents, in the same zip code as the primary school.

  • Disbursement: paid directly to the service member or veteran.

Yearly Books & Supplies Stipend

  • Details: A stipend of up to $1,000 per year.

  • Disbursement: paid directly to the service member or veteran.

Additional Documentation to the Veteran Success Center

  • If the VR&E counselor has not already done so, provide a copy signed by the counselor of the VA Form 22-1905 authorizing the student to pursue training.

  • A completed and signed Veteran Enrollment Certificate. Without this document, the VA will NOT be notified that the student wishes to use their benefits.

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Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill®

This is the most common VA education program. There are four eligibility categories with the most common being those individuals who 1) entered active duty on or after July 1, 1985 and 2) contributed $100.00 a month for 12 months and have an honorable discharge.

Benefit & Disbursement

Stipend

  • Disbursement: Stipend goes directly to the student - funds are not sent to the School

  • Note: Student is responsible for paying tuition/could be dropped for non-payment

Additional Documentation to the Veteran Success Center

  • A signed VA Form 22-1995 the first semester attending and/or if changing a major.

  • A completed and signed Veteran Enrollment Certificate. Without this document, the VA will NOT be notified that the student wishes to use their benefits.

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Chapter 35: Dependents Education Assistance

The program is for 1) dependents or spouses of veterans who have died or are totally and permanently disabled as the result of a service connected disability or died while evaluated as having a total and permanent disability, or 2) dependents or spouse of a person who is listed as a POW or MIA.

Benefit & Disbursement

Stipend

  • Disbursement: Stipend goes directly to the student - funds are not sent to the School

  • Note: Student is responsible for paying tuition/could be dropped for non-payment

Additional Documentation to the Veteran Success Center

  • A signed VA Form 22-5495 the first semester attending and/or if changing a major.

  • A completed and signed Veteran Enrollment Certificate. Without this document, the VA will NOT be notified that the student wishes to use their benefits.

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Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill® – Selected Reserve

This program is for active members of components of the Selected Reserve and National Guard. Eligible participants require 1) enlistment or reenlistment in the selected reserve with an obligation to serve for a period of not less than six years following enlistment on or after July 1, 1985, 2) completion of secondary school diploma requirements, or 3) completion of IDAT (initial date active training).

Benefit & Disbursement

Stipend

  • Disbursement: Stipend goes directly to the student - funds are not sent to the School

  • Note: Student is responsible for paying tuition/could be dropped for non-payment

Additional Documentation to the Veteran Success Center

  • A signed VA Form 22-1995 the first semester attending and/or if changing a major.

  • A completed and signed Veteran Enrollment Certificate. Without this document, the VA will NOT be notified that the student wishes to use their benefits.