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Benefits

Student Veterans Resource Center, UC San Diego - find support for your veterans benefits

Thank you for considering UC San Diego to start or continue your journey in higher education. Below you'll find information regarding military-connected benefits. 

Help and Advice

Please note that the certifying official is located within the Registrar’s Office, not the Student Veterans Resource Center. If you have questions or want to talk to someone, contact your veterans benefits liaison in the Registrar's Office, Lisa Linares:

Benefits for Veterans

Visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office's web page to find more details and informational videos about each of these aid programs.

Enrollment E-Verification Form

Once you've applied and been approved to receive your educational benefits from the VA, and enrolled in classes, you must complete the enrollment verification e-form. It must be submitted on a quarterly basis and/or if you make changes to your schedule or withdraw from the term.

ACCESS FORM HERE

Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill

Eligibility: Determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), not by UC San Diego.

Award amount and term: This program provides tuition assistance, a housing allowance, a books and supplies stipend, and the option to transfer these benefits to family members under certain circumstances.

How to apply: Due to complex rules and risk of potential loss of monetary benefits, you are strongly encouraged to contact the VA at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) prior to completing the application to convert the benefits from Chapter 30, 1606, or 1607 to the new Chapter 33 Post- 9/11 GI Bill. After making an educated decision:

  • Complete your application online.

  • If you're applying for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® for use at UC San Diego, use must also submit to the UC San Diego Registrar’s Office a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility letter received from the Department of VA after submitting your application.

  • See the other required documents.

Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill, Active Duty (MGIB)

Eligibility: Determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), not by UC San Diego.

Award amount and term: MGIB/ Chapter 30 provides up to 36 months of education benefits to eligible veterans.

How to apply: Due to complex rules and risk of potential loss of monetary benefits, you are strongly encouraged to contact the VA at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) prior to completing the application to convert the benefits from Chapter 30, 1606, or 1607 to the new Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill. After making an educated decision:

  • Complete your application online.

  • If you're applying for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® for use at UC San Diego, use must also submit to the UC San Diego Registrar’s Office a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility letter received from the Department of VA after submitting your application.

  • See the other required documents.

Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation Training Program

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program helps veterans who have service-connected disabilities to become employed and or maintain suitable employment.

Eligibility: Determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), not by UC San Diego.

Award amount and term: VA Voc Rehab awards may include full registration fees including non-resident tuition, a monthly subsistence, and a book allowance.

Chapter 35: Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education and Assistance Program

Eligibility: Determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), not by UC San Diego.

Award amount and term: Dependents' Educational Assistance provides up to 36 months of education benefits and training opportunities to eligible spouses and children of certain deceased, disabled, missing, captured, or interned veterans. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeships, on-the-job training and, in certain circumstances, remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses.

Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill, Selected Reserve

Eligibility: Determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), not by UC San Diego.

Award amount and term: The Selected Reserve program provides up to 36 months of educational benefits to members of the Selected Reserve (including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Army National Guard, and the Air National Guard).

ROTC Funds

UC San Diego does not have an ROTC campus office.

ROTC programs at San Diego State University and the University of San Diego handle UC San Diego's ROTC process.

These programs may affect your award package. If you're concerned about award changes, contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, (858) 534-4480, prior to submitting your authorization.

For more information, read this page about ROTC at UC San Diego.

National Park Service Lifetime Pass for Disabled Veterans

Veterans who have been medically determined to have a disability are eligible for a free lifetime Access Pass to all U. S. National Parks. Visit this Veterans Affairs blog page to see details and options.

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