Accepted students - tell us you are attending and start the process HERE

Students, parents and supporters - join our new Facebook group! Cal Poly Military-Connected Students and Supporters


CLICK TO ENTER OUR VIRTUAL CENTER

SPRING QUARTER HOURS: 7am to 9pm, every day  - https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/223015036 Meeting ID: 223 015 036


 

Cal Poly’s military-friendly campus offers an enthusiastic and supportive community for all veterans, service members, and our large group of military-dependent students. The Center for Military-Connected Students is a central hub of information and support. We strive to provide comprehensive assistance to all military-connected students.

The dedicated CMCS team supports students in accessing their VA education and Cal Vet Fee Waiver Benefits. The center can direct students to a multitude of campus and community resources. 

Drop by our virtual center and get to know current students who are dedicated to building a military-friendly community. Our virtual center staff can answer questions or schedule appointments with our staff experts. Join in on any of our upcoming events - alumni, current, and admitted students are always welcome. 

We are available to assist with all VA, TA and Cal Vet Fee waiver questions and paperwork. We also coordinate all in-state tuition requests for out-of-state military-connected students, when eligible. For quarters beginning after August 1, 2021 students who are using Post 9/11 GI Bill or Fry Scholarship benefits are eligible for in-state tuition. 

Every student who is newly activating any type of military educational benefit or who is a military-affiliated student coming to Cal Poly for the first time should schedule a virtual Zoom appointment with the CMCS Coordinator, Kari Leslie for a benefits overview/new student orientation. Schedule an appointment here

If the student is a dependent, parents and students are invited to join in the Zoom conference. It is our goal to support our veterans and their families by answering their questions, addressing their concerns, advocating, and providing resources.


NEW STUDENT CHECKLIST

□ Notify us that you are you’ll be attending Cal Poly here

□ Schedule Zoom Appointment with CMCS Coordinator here

□ Subscribed to CMCS Newsletter here

□ Follow the CMCS on social media

□ Apply for benefits through the appropriate agency

□ Veterans/active duty/reservists turn in your DD 214 or a copy of your military ID for Priority Registration here

□ Veterans/active duty/reservists must submit all military transcripts to Cal Poly's Office of the Registrar.

□ Turn in benefits (COE or waiver) documents to the CMCS by late July/early August

□ VA Benefits recipients: certify classes once registered (we will instruct you on how to do this - our system is undergoing changes) 

 


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What do my benefits cover?

 

 

State Tuition

($1914)

Cal Poly Fees

(~$1450) – only fees that are charged to ALL students

Books & Supplies Stipend

($42 per unit up to $1000 per academic year

Monthly Housing Allowance Stipend

(~$2000 for a full time, in-person. Prorated for short months)

Parking

Tutoring

Books from the bookstore

Monthly Stipend ($1248 for full time)

How is it paid? 

Sent directly to Cal Poly

Sent directly to Cal Poly

Sent to the student

Sent to the student

Sent to Cal Poly

Reimbursement to the student

Sent directly to Cal Poly

Sent to the student

VR&E

x

x

x

x

x

 

x

 

Post 9/11 GI Bill

x

x

x

x

 

x

 

 

Fry Scholarship

x

x

x

x

 

x

 

 

Edith Nourse STEM

x

x

x

x

 

x

 

 

CH 35 DEA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

Cal Vet Fee Waiver

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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