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Welcome to CBU's Veterans Information page. The Office of the Registrar maintains records for each identified veteran. Veterans must provide a written request to the Office of the Registrar to initiate certification of enrollment and academic progress to the appropriate Veterans' Administration office.

California Baptist University is a participating Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAp) institution, and military credit or experience may provide some equivalency credit in accordance with the American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines.

For First Time Applicants and Applicants Changing Schools
This form must be completed by both new and re-admit students and is recommended to be completed either upon acceptance or as part of the admission application/re-admit process.    
Request to Begin Veterans Educational Benefits (.pdf, 24K)
For First Time Applicants
  1. Complete VA Form 22-1990 Application for Education Benefits (or VA Form 22-5490 Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance for Chapter 35 applicants),
  2. Complete the CBU Request to Begin Veterans Educational Benefits,
  3. Submit a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility if applying for Post 9/11 GI Bill, or a copy of the veteran's DD Form 214 (discharge papers) if applying for Chapter 30 or Chapter 35, or a copy of DD Form 2384 (Notice of Basic Eligibility) if you are applying as a Reservist, and finally
  4. Submit both completed applications along with either the Certificate of Eligibility, DD Form 214 or the DD Form 2384 to the Veterans Certifying Official in the Office of the Registrar . The Veterans Certifying Official will then create a file for you and submit your application to the VA.
22-1990 Application for VA Education Benefits.pdf (.pdf, 756K)
22-5490 Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance.pdf (.pdf, 581K)
22-1990E Application for Family Member to Use Transferred Benefits (.pdf, 300K)
For Applicants Changing Schools
  1. Complete VA Form 22-1995 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (or VA Form 22-5495 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance for Chapter 35 applicants),
  2. Complete the CBU Request to Begin Veterans Educational Benefits,
  3. Submit a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility if applying for Post 9/11 GI Bill, or a copy of the veteran's DD Form 214 (discharge papers) if applying for Chapter 30 or Chapter 35, or a copy of DD Form 2384 (Notice of Basic Eligibility) if you are applying as a Reservist, and finally

  4. Submit both completed applications along with either the Certificate of Eligibility, DD Form 214 or the DD Form 2384 to the Veterans Certifying Official in the Office of the Registrar . The Veterans Certifying Official will then create a file for you and submit your application to the VA.

22-1995 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training.pdf (.pdf, 549K)
22-5495 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance.pdf (.pdf, 507K)
For Applicants Participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program
Students wanting to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program at California Baptist University must complete and submit CBU's Yellow Ribbon Program Application. In order to participate in this program you must meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the Veteran's Administration Office. These requirements may be found online at www.gibill.va.gov.  The completed application should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Please review the application for complete terms and conditions. 
Yellow Ribbon Program Application (.pdf, 27K)
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Office of the Registrar
Location: Yeager Center B161
Phone Number: (951) 343-4566
Fax Number: (951) 343-4903
Office Hours: 8:00am-6:00pm Monday to Thursday; 8:00am-5:00pm Friday 
Please visit the ACE (American Council on Education) website to order a military transcript. ACE will guide you directly to the ordering website for your military branch.
The Department of Veterans Affairs web site contains more detailed information about the benefit programs and also provides additional contact information for Veteran's Affair.  

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/
 
Or you may contact them using the toll free number (888) 442-4551.

All students who may be eligible for education benefits should submit an application. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs will review all applications and officially deny or grant benefits.
 


Montgomery G.I. Bill--Active Duty (Chapter 30)

Eligible persons for this chapter have served at least 2 years active duty. Benefits become payable after 2 years continuous active duty and are not to exceed tuition and fees. Benefits are paid out on a monthly basis and extend up to 36 months. Benefits expire 10 years after discharge date.
 
Post 9/11  G.I. Bill (Chapter 33)

Eligible individuals include those who serve on active duty at least 90 aggregate days beginning on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days of continuous service.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a part of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits.  This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the annual $19,198.31 private institution cap.  The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution. California Baptist University has elected to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. 

Montgomery G.I. Bill--Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)

Eligible persons have completed initial active duty for training and are an active reservist with a 6-year obligation. Benefits are paid out on a monthly basis and extend up to 36 months.

 
Dependents Educational Assistance DEA (Chapter 35)

Eligible persons are either the child (between the ages of 18-26) or surviving spouse of a veteran who is permanently and totally disabled due to a service related condition, who died in service, or who died of a service-connected disability. Benefits are paid out on a monthly basis and extend up to 45 months.

Reserve Education Assistance Program REAP (Chapter 1607)

Eligible persons have served 90 days or more active duty support of contingency operationor full-time National Guard duty responding to a national emergency. Benefits are paid out on a monthly basis and extend up to 36 months.

Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)

Eligible persons have received or will receive a discharge under other than dishonorable conditions, incurred or aggravated a service-connected disability which entitles them to VA disability compensation, and is in need of vocational rehabilitation because their disability creates an employment handicap. Benefits may be provided for up to 48 months.
 
More detailed information about Veteran Programs and rates of pay is available online at http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/benefits.htm