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
- 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.*
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.