Forms and Resources
US Department of Veterans Affairs Education Service maintains a "One Stop" website that has links to information important to veterans. On this site you will find:
- Education Benefit Programs: General and detailed information about VA education benefits is provided. "Detailed Information" links to on-line copies of the chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill), 32, 35 (Dependents Educational Benefits), and 1606 (Reservists) education pamphlets. This site also has information about Top-up and reimbursement for licensing and certification tests. Licensing and Certification's Questions and Answers link takes you to a page that explains the benefit in detail.
- Education News: Current information about changes in legislation, regulations, and policy that effect VA benefits is available at this site.
- Electronic Application Form: This site links to VONAPP, the Veterans On-line Application Website. Veterans can complete and submit the Application for Education Benefits (22-1990) and the application for Vocational Rehabilitation (28-1900) to VA via VONAPP. ???Plans are underway to add VA forms 22-5490, 22-1995, and 22-5495.
- WAVE (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment): Chapter 30 and 1606 students can certify their monthly enrollment with WAVE. WAVE resides on a secure server.
First time VA beneficiary
If you are just beginning to use your VA benefits, you will first need to complete the following Veterans Administration forms.
- Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill), Chapter 1606 (Reservists), and Chapter 1607 (Reservists) - Application for VA Education Benefits (Form 22-1990)
- Chapter 35 (Dependents Educational Benefits) - Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (Form 22-5490)
- Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation for Disabled Veterans) - Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation. You must submit this application first to your nearest Veterans Administration Office.
Current VA beneficiary transferring to CSU
If you are currently or previously a VA beneficiary and utilized your VA Educational Benefits at your previous institution, you will need to:
If you are changing from an "undeclared" major to a new major, you must also complete this form.
You should also file a copy of DD214 (Ch. 30) or NOBE (Ch. 1606)
- Application for VA Education Benefits (Form 22-1990) (.pdf) or you can submit your application online.
- Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (.pdf)
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits
Comprehensive site for information about educational benefits, applying for benefits, forms, and payment.
- Vocational Rehabilitation
USDVA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service provides vocational-educational counseling to veterans and certain dependents.
- Seamless Transition Home
For returning Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve Service members of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
- Request Copies of Military Personnel Records (including DD214)
- Other Scholarships/Awards for Veterans and Veterans Dependents/Survivors
- ACE Guide to Military Credits
American Council on Education helps service members and veterans integrate ACE Guide recommended credit into their degree programs.
- California Department of Veterans Affairs
Find information about CalVet Home Loans, Veterans Services, and Veterans Home Programs.
- California Association of County Veterans Service Officers:
A veterans' advocacy organization.
- Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
SOC is dedicated to helping servicemembers and their families get college degrees.
Military.com offers free resources to servicemembers, veterans and dependents, including a Military-Friendly School Finder, Veteran Job Board, Transition Assistance, Buddy Finder, Benefits Updates, and more.