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
- 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.
- 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:
- 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 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.