Veteran's Affairs

  • CSUN Office of Veterans Affairs

Veterans New Student

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/.

To be certified for GI Bill® benefits at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), all student veterans who are new to CSUN must provide the following documents to the Veterans Affairs Office, Bayramian Hall, Room 150, or online.

Documents Required for G.I. Bill® Certification

  1. Certificate of Eligibility - For new benefits/first-time use of benefits. When you know which benefit you want to use, complete the Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP). As soon as you receive your “Certificate of Eligibility” from the VA, file a copy with the School Certifying Official in the CSUN Veterans Affairs Office or upload it online.*
  2. CSUN Request for Veterans Benefits (.pdf) - Complete this paper form with your original signature after registering for classes EVERY TERM—winter, spring, summer and fall.  This form is not required if you request benefits through the online process in myNorthridge Portal (preferred).*

*New! Learn more about requesting VA educational benefits certification online and uploading documents through the "For Veterans" box in myNorthridge Portal.

To avoid delays in receiving benefits, follow up on these additional requirements:

  1. Second bachelor's students - Provide us with a copy of the "Academic Plan" you developed with your major department advisor. For assistance, please contact your advisor.
  2. All students - Report any changes in your class schedule or academic plan to the School Certifying Official in the CSUN Veterans Affairs Office immediately. YOU MUST NOTIFY US OF ANY CHANGES TO YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE OR ACADEMIC PLAN TO AVOID DELAY IN BENEFITS.

Other Forms You May Need

VA Form 22-1995 (.pdf) - Use this application for change of institution/when transferring to CSUN from another school. If possible, please upload the completed form online through the "For Veterans" box in myNorthridge Portal.

VA Chapter Definitions

All veterans are classified into different categories (chapters) that define the class of benefits available and identify eligibility requirements. To review benefit descriptions and requirements, select the chapter of interest below.

Chapter 30 - Prior active duty veterans (Montgomery GI Bill®)

Educational Assistance Allowance for trainees under the Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty (Chapter 30 of Title 38 U.S.C.):

The following basic monthly rates are effective October 1, 2013. For trainees on active duty, payment is limited to reimbursement of tuition and fees for the training taken.

Basic monthly rates for those completing an enlistment of three years or more:

  • Full time - $1,648.00
  • Three-quarter time - $1,236.00
  • Half time - $824.00
  • Less than half time but more than one-fourth time - $824.00
  • One-fourth time - $412.00 

Also see VA Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) Rate Tables.

Chapter 31 - Veterans with a service-connected disability status

Chapter 33 - Post-9/11 GI Bill®

®Learn more at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Chapter 33 - Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

Chapter 1606 - National Guard or Reserve (Montgomery GI Bill®)

Educational Assistance Allowance for trainees under the Montgomery GI Bill® - Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606 of Title 10 U.S.C.):

The following basic monthly rates for Institutional Training are effective October 1, 2013:

  • Full time - $362.00
  • Three-quarter time - $270.00
  • Half time - $179.00
  • Less than half time - $90.50

Also see VA Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) Rate Tables.

Chapter 1607 - Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

Educational Assistance Allowance for trainees under the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607 of Title 10 U.S.C.):

The following basic monthly rates are effective October 1, 2013. For trainees on active duty, payment is limited to reimbursement of tuition and fees for the training taken.

Correspondence training reimbursement rates:

  • 40% level is reimbursed at 22% of the approved cost of course
  • 60% level is reimbursed at 33% of the approved cost of course
  • 80% level is reimbursed at 44% of the approved cost of course

Monthly rate for consecutive service of 90 days, but less than one year:

  • Full time - $659.20
  • Three quarter time - $494.40
  • Half time - $329.60
  • Less than half time, more than one-quarter time - $329.6 (Tuition and fees only. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.) 
  • One-quarter time or less - $164.80 (Tuition and fees only. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.) 

Monthly rate for consecutive service of one year and up to two years:

  • Full time - $988.80
  • Three-quarter time - $741.60
  • Half time - $494.40
  • Less than half time, more than one-quarter time - $494.40 (Tuition and fees only. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.) 
  • One-quarter time or less - $247.20 (Tuition and fees only. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.) 

Monthly rate for consecutive service of two or more years:

  • Full time - $1,318.40
  • Three-quarter time - $988.80
  • Half time - $659.20
  • Less than half time, more than one-quarter time - $659.20 (Tuition and fees only. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.) 
  • One-quarter time or less - $329.60 (Tuition and fees only. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.)

Also see VA Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) Rate Tables.