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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 Veterans Success Center here:  Benefits Request
  • To prove eligibility for Priority Registration in future quarters, submit a copy of your DD-214 with your above forms.
  • Submit official ACE/Joint Service Transcripts to Cal Poly for review of military prior credit opportunities. Click here to submit a Military Prior Credit Review Advising Request.
  • REMEMBER: You must complete the Benefits Request form every quarter, as soon as you register for classes. Delaying submission will result in a delay to 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 Benefits Request
  • To prove eligibility for Priority Registration in future quarters, submit a copy of your DD-214 with your above forms.
  • Submit official ACE/Joint Service Transcripts to Cal Poly for review of military prior credit opportunities. Notify the Click here to submit a Military Prior Credit Review Advising Request.
  • REMEMBER: You must complete the Benefits Request 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 Benefits Request and submit your COE to the Cal Poly Veterans Success Center
  • REMEMBER: You must complete the Benefits Request 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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