Veteran's Affairs

  • CSUN Office of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Continuing Student

To be certified for GI Bill® benefits, all student veterans who are continuing at CSUN must provide the following documents to the CSUN Office of Veterans Affairs either in paper form to Bayramian Hall, Room 150, or online.

Requirements for GI Bill® Certification

  1. Certificate of Eligibility - As a continuing student veteran, you only need to provide CSUN with a new Certificate of Eligibility if you are using VA educational benefits for the first time or you are changing the benefit category. Either way, complete the online application for the benefit you want to use at VA.gov | How to Apply for the GI Bill and Related Benefits.  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 through the "For Veterans" box in myNorthridge Portal.
  2. CSUN Request for Veterans Benefits - File your request online through the "For Veterans" box in myNorthridge Portal after registering for classes EVERY TERM—winter, spring, summer and fall. (If you prefer to use the paper form, please contact us.)

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 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 (MGIB-AD), also known as Chapter 30 of Title 38 U.S.C.:

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 are published at Education and Training - Rate Tables. To correctly determine rate of benefit, use the start date of the class.

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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.

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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.):

Basic monthly rates for Institutional Training are published at Education and Training - Rate Tables. To correctly determine rate of benefit, use the start date of the class.

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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.):

  • For trainees on active duty, payment is limited to reimbursement of tuition and fees for the training taken.
  • Basic monthly rates based on length of consecutive service, training time, and training type (institutional, correspondence, etc.) are published at Education and Training - Rate Tables. To correctly determine rate of benefit, use the start date of the class.

Though the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 ended REAP on November 25, 2015, some individuals will remain eligible until November 25, 2019. Visit the REAP website to learn more about the change in REAP eligibility, including:

  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill in many ways has replaced REAP, and in many cases provides a greater educational assistance benefit than REAP.
  • The Forever GI Bill, enacted August 16, 2017, provides an opportunity for reservists who lost their REAP benefits to elect to credit their REAP eligibility toward the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

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