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Montgomery GI Bill® – Select Reserves (Chapter 1606)

Montgomery GI Bill® – Select Reserves (Chapter 1606)

What the Benefit covers:

CSU Application Fee: NO

CSUSB Confirmation Deposit: NO

CSUSB Tuition and Fees: NO

Books and Supplies: NO

Basic Housing Allowance (BAH) or Monthly Housing Allowance: NO

Stipend at the end of the month: YES, see rates.

Kicker: Maybe

Full Time/Part Time rate at: CSUSB

New Students Using VA Benefits at CSUSB: 
  • Apply to CSUSB and get fully admitted.
  • Apply for Educational Benefits and obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for this benefit. (Takes on average of 30 business days to receive results from the VA.)
  • Pay confirmation deposit when it's due. Check your MyCoyote Student portal for due dates.
  • Attend Student orientation (SOAR).
  • Register for CSUSB courses. Courses must be degree applicable in order for the School Certifying Official (SCO) to certify your enrollment. 
  • Certify your enrollment at CSUSB using your MyCoyote Portal. 
  • First certification will be sent to the VA at the beginning of the term or when you requested. No tuition and fees will be reported as you are responsible for tuition and fees. Only units will be reported. 
  • Call the following phone number at the end of each month to certify your enrollment and receive your stipend: (877) 823-2378 or visit W.A.V.E
  • Second certification will be sent to the VA after census date. Tuition and fees will be reported and any other changes in your enrollment. Any courses not selected for certification will not be certified. 

 

 

Continuing Students Using Benefits:
  • Check for CSUSB department HOLDS, Advising Holds, MMR HOLDS, Etc. 
  • Check your registration date and prepare your courses using your student portal. 
  • Request certification using your CSUSB MyCoyote Student Portal. You will have to certify every semester after you have registered for courses. Delaying this step can delay your stipend payments.
  • Call the following phone number at the end of each month to certify your enrollment and receive your stipend: (877) 823-2378 or visit W.A.V.E

 

 

After Certification is Received through your student portal:
  • CSUSB School Certifying Official (SCO) will check your courses against your PAWS report, also known as your academic plan.
  • CSUSB School Certifying Official (SCO) will certify your enrollment using VAonce system, if all courses are part of your educational plan. Those courses that are not part of your educational plan will be denied and can affect your full-time status enrollment. 
  • Once your certification is submitted through the VAonce system. A notification to your MyCoyote email will be sent. You can also, check your status through the Veterans Enrollment Certification system using your MyCoyote Student portal. 
  • There will be a second certification sent to the VA after Census date of every semester to verify any changes to your schedule. It is the student's responsibility to inform the SCO, using the Veterans Enrollment Portal, of any changes to their schedules. 
  • After the semester is over the SCO will check your grades and report any Withdrawal (W), No Credit (NC), Withdrawal Unauthorized (WU), Graduation, etc. letter grades to the VA. Note that this can bring down your unit level and reduce your full-time status if you receive a punitive grade.