VA ENROLLEMENT CERTIFICATION PROCESS
To certify courses at CSUSB, use the Veterans Benefits Module (VBM) within your MyCoyote student portal. Instructions for completing the request are linked in the images below.
The certification process is required in order for you to receive educational benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These benefits include, but are not limited to:
- Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty (Chapter 30)
- Post - 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)
- Post - 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) Edith Nourse Rogers Scholarship
- Post - 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) Marine Gunnery Sergeant John
- Montgomery GI Bill® - Select Reserves (Chapter 1606)
- Veterans Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 32)
- Survivor & Dependents Assistance (Chapter 35)
Vocational Readiness Program (Chapter 31)
Note: If you are only using the College Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents (Cal Vet Fee Waiver) or Department of Defense Tuition Assistance, you are NOT required to submit certification requests using this system. If you are using either of these benefits in addition to one of the Chapter/VA benefits listed above, please submit the request using the steps below.
VA SCHOOL CERTIFYING OFFICIAL FOR CSUSB
Service members, veterans, reservists, National Guard members and dependents may be eligible for various educational benefits. The Veteran Success Center (VSC) will help guide you through the available benefits and various applications and explain the benefits you may be eligible to receive. Depending on what program you are eligible for, benefits can cover some or all of the tuition costs, assist with living expenses and more. Using military educational benefits does not automatically prevent a student from receiving financial aid, and it is strongly recommended that everyone fills out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). More information for veterans, active duty service members and their families who plan on attending the California State University system, please visit their Troops to College website.
For information on the timeline for financial aid, please visit the Financial Aid webpage for important dates and times at https://www.csusb.edu/financial-aid/important-dates-and-times.
All VA education benefits are processed through Jaime Espinoza, the Certifying Official for Veterans Education Benefits. He provides guidance on completing and filing VA educational forms for federal and state education assistance programs. He can also assist with special registration procedures required for student veterans who are sponsored through one of the Cal Vet fee waivers. Each semester it is recommended that students receiving VA benefits contact the school certifying official by completing the VSR_FORM.pdf. To submit the Veteran Statement of Responsibility, or to schedule an appointment to complete the certification process, please contact Jaime Espinoza by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send over your VSR by email or fax: (909) 537-7584.
'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 website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.