Veterans Benefits

Department of Veterans Affairs Education Benefits

 

Education Programs
 

Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill

Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation

Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill

Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill Transfer of Entitlement (Dependents)

Chapter 35 Dependent Educational Assistance

Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill Reservists

Chapter 1607 Montgomery GI Bill Reserve Educational Assistance Program

 
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VA Education Benefits are offered to veterans, military service members and in some cases their family members to advance their education and skills. The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines all eligibility and the certifying official on campus will assist in coordinating the students' benefits while enrolled in a VA-approved program. To find out how to use your benefits at UCSF see the below steps according to your individual situation.

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Steps to receive benefits at UCSF – First time benefit receipts
Step 1: Apply at US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Step 2: Receive a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA
Step 3: Complete and submit UCSF form VA Benefit Annual Questionnaire
Step 4: File your study list each quarter on your Student Portal
Step 5: Complete and submit UCSF Form VA Education Benefit Quarterly Enrollment Survey

Steps to receive benefits at UCSF – Newly admitted students who have previously received benefits
Step 1: Complete a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training either through VONAPP or complete VA form 22-1995 and fax it to 918-781-7863.
Step 2: Receive an updated Certificate of Eligibility from the VA
Step 3: Complete and submit UCSF form VA Benefit Annual Questionnaire
Step 4: File your study list each quarter on the Student Portal
Step 5: Complete and submit UCSF Form VA Education Benefit Quarterly Enrollment Survey

Steps to receive benefits at UCSF – Continuing students
Step 1: Complete and submit UCSF form VA Benefit Annual Questionnaire
Step 2: File your study list each quarter on the Student Portal
Step 3: Complete and submit UCSF Form VA Education Benefit Quarterly Enrollment Survey

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Coleman, UCSF Certifying Official, at (415) 476-4185 or [email protected]

 
Resources
 

Department of Veterans Affairs

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California College Fee Waiver Program-Cal Vet


 

The State of California Department of Veterans Affairs established the California College Fee Waiver Program, which gives educational fee exemptions to survivors of deceased or disabled veterans.

The Cal Vet exemption covers mandatory system-wide charges assessed by academic programs that receive State support. For state-supported programs at UCSF, the specific charges covered by the Cal Vet exemption are Tuition, the Student Services Fee, and Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition.

The Cal Vet exemption does not apply to tuition and fees of UCSF's Self-Supporting Programs. If you are unsure of the type of Tuition and Fees you are charged, please contact your program or the Office of the Registrar.

To be found eligible, students must apply annually with a County Veterans Service Office. After eligibility is determined a letter of authorization will be sent to the student from the Veterans Service Office. To request use of the waiver at UCSF, please submit the Cal Vet College Fee Waiver Request form and upload or send in the authorization letter from the Veterans Service Office.

For more information and to apply:

http://www.cacvso.org/page/2011-8-22-22-26-10/

San Francisco County Veterans Service Office:
Shan Yue, Assistant Veterans Service Officer

27B Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon and 1 pm - 4 pm
Phone: (415) 503-2000
Fax: (415) 503-2010