Chapter Educational Benefits

Our primary mission is to ensure that eligible CSULB student veterans receive the G.I. Bill® benefits they earned by serving in the armed forces of the United States. Additionally, we process benefits certification for dependents using the G.I. Bill® or the CalVet Fee Waiver.

All Chapters (30, 31, 33, 35 & 1606)

Continuing student veterans, service members and dependents who wish to be certified for V.A. Educational Benefits each term must request certification when they register. This will give us the opportunity to resolve any certification issues before they cause a payment delay.

Beginning Winter 2022, requests for certification will be submitted in your Student Center (MyCSULB). Instructions are hereHow to Request Enrollment Certification

If you are unable to access "Veteran Benefit" in your Student Center please contact our office

If you would like to be certified for classes you are taking at another school, fill out the Request for Parent School Letter on BeachBoard.

Monthly Certification (33 & 1606)

Students using the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and the Montgomery Selected Reserve GI Bill® are required to verify enrollment each month. To prevent delay of MHA/ kicker payments, please verify enrollment ASAP. If you need to verify your enrollment over the phone, opt into text verification, or enroll in email verification, you may call the Education Call Center (ECC) at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551). You may also refer to the enrollment verification webpage for more information for Post-9/11 GI Bill® or Montgomery Selected Reserve GI Bill®

CalVet College Fee Waiver

The dependent child, spouse or unmarried surviving spouse of a service-connected disabled or deceased veteran may be entitled to fee waiver benefits at any State of California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus.

To use the CalVet College Fee Waiver at CSULB:

  • You must apply each academic year at a County Veterans Services Office. CSULB does not determine eligibility for the CalVet Fee Waiver.
  • If found eligible, the County Veterans Services will provide you with an authorization or award letter. Submit a copy of your award letter to the CSULB Veterans Services Office for processing. Do not complete a Request for Enrollment Certification form unless you are also using Chapter 35 benefits.

Note- Students must submit their award letters at least one week before the Tuition Fee is due or they may be responsible for payment. Payments toward the Tuition Fee may be refunded once the award letter is processed.

Other important information about the CalVet Fee Waiver:

  • The CalVet Fee Waiver covers mandatory system-wide fees, i.e. the Tuition Fee at CSULB. All other fees are the responsibility of the student.
  • This fee waiver cannot be used for programs or courses taken through the College of Professional and Continuing Education, including winter and summer sessions, except for select programs offering State-Supported courses during the summer.
  • You must be a California resident to use this fee waiver.