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Veteran Readiness and Employment (Chapter 31)

Veteran Readiness and Employment (Chapter 31)

View our downloadable Chapter 31 - Veteran Readiness and Employment Pamphlet. Comes with instructions & resource QR codes for the benefit.

What the Benefit covers:

CSU Application Fee: NO

CSUSB Confirmation Deposit: Yes, please request to get this fee waived using your mycoyote veterans portal or email Jespinoza@csusb.edu with proof of benefits. 

CSUSB Tuition and Fees: YES 100%

Books and Supplies: YES 100%

E-books: YES 100%

COYOTE DAY ONE TEXBOOK ACCESS STUDENTS/ PROGRAM: YES 100%

Basic Housing Allowance (BAH) or Monthly Housing Allowance: YES, see rates.

Stipend at the end of the month: NO

Full Time/Part Time at: CSUSB

New Students Using VA Benefits at CSUSB: 

New Students Using Chapter 31- Vocational Readiness Program at CSUSB: 
  • Apply to CSUSB and get fully admitted. 
  • Apply for Chapter 31 benefits or contact your VR&E (Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor) and start the transfer of benefits process with them. Request a P.O. Authorization for CSUSB and another for Follett (CSUSB-Coyote Bookstore). 
    • Do not forget to fill out all documentation needed for your benefits. All beneficiaries are different, so contact your VR&E to start the process. 
  • Pay confirmation deposit when it's due or email vsc@csusb.edu letting us know that you will be using Chapter 31 to get this fee waived. You must provide proof of eligibility (attach when sending email).   
  • 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. 
  • Request for your enrollment to be certified at CSUSB using your MyCoyote Portal. 
  • First certification will be sent to the VA at the beginning of the term or when you request it. No tuition and fees will be reported. CSUSB will place a deferment on your account so, you do not get dropped due to non-payment
    • Textbooks- CSUSB SCO will send the student a memorandum via email stating their PO numbers, if provided by the VR&E Counselor. If not, you will have to see if the Coyote Bookstore has one on file. SCO does not have access to the Follett PO systems. If no PO is found please contact your VR&E Counselor.
    • Parking Pass- Once we process your first request for certification, we will send an email to our Student Financial Services Office to charge your account for a Parking Pass.

      If you do not need a parking pass please email jespinoza@csusb.edu informing him.

      When your parking pass is ready, CSUSB parking services will email your MyCoyote email with instructions on how to pick them up.

    • Second certification will be sent to the VA after census date. Tuition, fees, any other changes in your enrollment will be reported. Any courses not selected for certification will not be certified.

  • 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:

Continuing Students Using Chapter 31- Vocational Readiness Program at CSUSB: 
  • Check your PO authorizations via your MyCoyote Student portal (Veteran Benefits portal) to see when your PO expires. Make sure you have two PO's listed.  (See comment sections). If expired, email your VR&E Counselor.  
  • Check for CSUSB department HOLDS, Advising Holds, MMR HOLDS, Etc. 
  • Register for CSUSB courses. Courses must be degree applicable in order for the School Certifying Official (SCO) to certify your enrollment. 
  • Request for your enrollment to be certified at CSUSB using your MyCoyote Portal. 
  • First certification will be sent to the VA at the beginning of the term or when you request it. No tuition and fees will be reported. CSUSB will place a deferment on your account so, you do not get dropped due to non-payment. Any courses not selected for certification will not be certified. 
    • Textbooks- CSUSB SCO will send the student a memorandum via email stating their PO number for Follett (coyote bookstore), if provided by the VR&E Counselor. If not, you will have to contact the Coyote Bookstore to check if there is one on file. SCO does not have access to the Follett PO systems. If no PO is found please contact your VR&E Counselor.
    • Parking Pass- Once we process your first request for certification, we will send an email to our Student Financial Services Office to charge your account for a Parking Pass. If you do not need a parking pass please email jespinoza@csusb.edu informing him. When your parking pass is ready, CSUSB parking services will email your MyCoyote email with instructions on how to pick them up.
  • Second certification will be sent to the VA after census date. Tuition, fees, and any other changes in your enrollment will be reported. Any courses not selected for certification will not be certified.

 

Textbooks and Supplies for VR&E

CSUSB is in partnership with Follett Higher Education an end to end campus experience where you can purchase textbooks and supplies on campus to include our CSUSB Palm Desert Campus. If you are using Chapter 31- Vocational Readiness Program and have requested enrollment certification Follett (COYOTE BOOKSTORE)  you will need a Purchase Order (P.O) specifically for textbooks and supplies. It is the students responsibility to request Purchase Orders from their VR&E counselor/s. 

Please note that some textbook charges that appear on your student account will/can be charged on the Purchase Order (P.O) for tuition and fees. If charges are not showing in your student account all textbooks and supplies will need a specific PO for Follett Coyote Bookstore. 

If you have questions about how to obtain a PO you can contact the Veterans Success Center at 909-537-5195 or by Email: VSC@csusb.edu.

Question and Answers 

  • How can I get my textbooks with VR&E Benefits? You will need an Active PO authorization with Follett ( CSUSB Coyote Bookstore)
  • If I am using Coyote Day One Textbook Access, who will pay for textbooks? CSUSB Student Financial Service will bill the VA for Tuition, Fees, and E-books, and Coyote Day One Textbook Access. 
  • If I want a physical textbook, can I get one? Yes, if the CSUSB Coyote bookstore has it. Make sure you have an active PO for Follett. 
  • If I need supplies from the bookstore do I need a PO Authorization? Yes, You will need an active PO for Follett. 
Coyote Day One Texbook Access

 

Coyote Day one Textbook Access Students

 

Need to get in touch with VR&E?

If you are trying to get in touch with your VR&E counselor you may try the following: 

ask.va.gov- is an online service that all Veterans and members of the Veteran community can use to submit questions, concerns, and recommendations to VA. 

VERA- Visitor Engagement Reporting Application Scheduler.