Certification Request

VA Certifications for Education Benefits

We assist veteran students and their dependent family members that use their VA education benefits to pay for a university education.

This office processes and maintains compliance related to the certification of VA education benefits for student veterans and their dependents at CSUDH. 

We are a part of the Veterans Support Team on campus, and continuously work with our fellow affinity centers to help students get the best opportunities to have a healthy college experience.

We can assist you with the university application process, making a seamless transition to university life, and supporting your success on campus through various programs and services.

If you are an active-duty service member, please remember to contact your Educational Services Officer (ESO) on base, prior to enrolling in courses or using active-duty military Tuition Assistance (TA).   

Below are the chapters of federal VA education benefits used at CSUDH:

Federal VA Chapters of Education Benefits

Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill®

Chapter 31: Vocational Readiness & Employment®

Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®

Chapter 35: Dependent Educational Assistance®

Chapter 1606: MGIB Selected Reserve®

How to Request VA Enrollment Certification:

After you are admitted to the university and have been approved for education benefits by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Please follow the video below:

*Please note: The Certification Request Form must be submitted EVERY semester, including intersessions (i.e. Spring-Intersession, Summer, Winter).*

Required Documents:

  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) - All chapters (Except Chapter 31, see second point)
    • Issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 


  • Electronic Authorization
    • Must be issued by your individual Ch.31-Vocational Readiness & Employment Case Manager (Counselor)


  • Requested Document: DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (member-4)*.
*While this document is not required, we request that you consider submitting it to the university for possible credit evaluation towards your degree and documentation. 

CalVet College Fee Waiver (State Veteran Benefit)

The CalVet College Fee Waiver is a state benefit. It is part of the California Department of Veterans Affairs.  It is not directly affiliated with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and it is not a federal education benefit. 

The CalVet CFW waives mandatory system-wide tuition and fees at any State of California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus.1

IMPORTANT: The CCFW does not cover extension programs, this refers to all summer courses, as well as any programs operated by the College of Extended and International Education (CEIE). The CCFW also does not cover health fees, parking fees, etc.

To find more information on eligibility for this state-funded education benefit, please visit the CalVet College Fee Waiver through the link provided.

How to Use the CFW - If you have already been approved for the CFW and are admitted to CSUDH, please submit a copy of your approval letter to us via email using the contact information below. You may also bring a copy to our office in-person during office hours.

Contact Us  

Location: Leo F. Cain Library, 3rd floor (South Side) LIB 3941
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Phone: (310) 243-2829
Email: vrc@csudh.edu  

Our goal is to serve those who have served our country by assisting veterans and their families obtain a quality education from CSUDH.


1Content from CalVet Official Website: https://www.calvet.ca.gov/