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VA Education Benefits

Cal State East Bay’s Veteran Office, located on the Hayward campus in the Library (LI) Annex, is dedicated to providing services to veterans interested in pursuing educational goals and applying for benefits. 

Veterans’ Educational Benefits

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Education Service provides information on obtaining V.A. benefits. In most cases, the first step is to complete the V.A. application form 22-1990 and submit it to the appropriate V.A. regional office.

The following educational benefits are available to veterans and dependents:

V.A. GI Bill application forms are available on the Veteran Affairs - Vets.gov website. To submit your application online, click here.

Once you submit your GI Bill application, please contact Veteran Student Services via email, phone or in person for GI Bill benefits processing. Documents required for GI Bill Certification:

  • Certificate of Elgibility - This is the letter from Veteran Affairs that details they type of benefit you have, your percentage of elgibility, and the amount of educational benefits you have remaining.
  • DD-214 (member Copy 4)
  • General Education academic plan
  • Major Department educational plan
  • Minor educational plan (if applicable)
  • Veterans Request for Certification form  - All students seeking GI Bill education benefits for study at Cal State East Bay must complete a Veteran Request for Certification form online each term. Vocational Rehabilitation students are exempt from this requirement, but must have their counselor submit the VA 28-1905 form each quarter.

Note: Approval for benefits under the Cal Vet Fee Waiver program shall be granted on an Academic Year (AY) basis. There shall be no partial year grants of benefits. Applicants must re-apply each year to maintain entitlement. Approvals may be granted only for the current Academic Year, or the immediate upcoming Academic Year.

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