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Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits

Check VA Payments Here: 

https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/about/feature?feature=payment-history

When requesting your veteran benefits, please keep in mind we can now certify repeat courses only if:

  1. You received a grade with zero grade points the first attempt, i.e., grade of F, W, WU, or NC 
  2. A higher grade is required for degree completion

There was language that allowed repeats if within the school’s repeat “grade forgiveness” policy; however, that language has been removed. Please keep this in mind when requesting your veteran benefits unit certification.

 

If this is your first time using your benefits, apply on the VA website at va.gov/education
  • If you have used your benefit anywhere other than Cal Poly, you are required to notify the VA that you have changed schools or programs. VA Form 22-1995 can be accessed and submitted at va.gov/education.
  • Once you have received a reply from the VA confirming your eligibility for benefits, you will be required to upload either your VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE), Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE), or an eBenefits printout showing your current eligibility information to Cal Poly. Complete and submit these forms to the Cal Poly Center for Military-Connected Students here:  Certify Your Benefits
  • REMEMBER: You must complete the Certify Your Benefits form every quarter, as soon as you register for classes. Delaying submission will result in a delay in your VA payment. 
  • Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship awardees must email the VA at stem.vbabuf@va.gov each month to confirm full or partial month attendance

Eligible Veterans apply for Vocational Rehabilitation on-line through eBenefits. Log in to your eBenefits account. Select "Additional Benefits" from your Dashboard.

  • If it is determined that you are eligible, you will be invited to attend an orientation session, in-person, at the nearest VA Regional Office.
  • Once you have completed these steps, your Vocational Rehab Counselor will forward VA Form 1905 to us.
  • Next, Complete the Certify Your Benefits
  • REMEMBER: You must complete the Certify Your Benefits form every quarter, as soon as you register for classes. Delaying submission will result in a delay to your VA Educational Benefits payments.
To activate your dependent benefits at Cal Poly:
  • If this is your first time using your benefits, apply on the VA website at va.gov/education
  • If you have used your benefit anywhere other than Cal Poly, you are required to notify the VA that you have changed schools or programs. VA Form 22-1995 can be accessed and submitted at va.gov/education.
  • Once you have received a reply from the VA, confirming your eligibility for benefits, you will be required to upload your VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to Cal Poly. Complete the Certify Your Benefits and submit your COE to the Cal Poly Center for Military-Connected Students
  • REMEMBER: You must complete the Certify Your Benefits form every quarter, as soon as you register for classes. Delaying submission will result in a delay to your VA Educational Benefits payments.
 

 

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