Veterans Benefits
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Veterans Benefits

UC San Diego Extension's professional certificates are approved for Veterans Education Benefits.

Veterans, veteran dependents, and others eligible for veterans' education programs should determine their benefits and obtain authorization prior to enrolling in courses.

Instructions to obtain and maintain VA Education Benefits while attending our certificate programs can be found in our VA Registration Checklist.

Eligible VA students may utilize their educational benefits for approved certificate programs only. Students applying for VA Education Benefits must provide the following documentation:

Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill)

  • UCSD Extension VA Education Benefits Intake Form
  • A certified copy of your DD-214 Member 4 page (or NOBE if still on active duty)
  • Submit a copy of VA form #22-1990 or VA Form #22-1995 if you previously used VA Education Benefits
  • An official transcript from each post-secondary institution you previously attended.

Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill)

  • UCSD Extension VA Education Benefits Intake Form
  • A certified copy of your DD-214 Member 4 page (or NOBE if still on active duty)
  • Submit a copy of your letter of eligibility
  • Submit a copy of VA form #22-1990 or VA Form #22-1995 if you previously used VA Education Benefits
  • An official transcript from each post-secondary institution you previously attended.

Chapter 1606 (Reserves)

  • UCSD Extension VA Education Benefits Intake Form
  • NOBE Notice of Benefit Eligibility
  • An official transcript from each post-secondary institution you previously attended.

Chapter 35 (Dependents) – Non-Cal Vet Benefits recipients

  • UCSD Extension VA Education Benefits Intake Form
  • Submit VA Form #22-5490 or VA Form #22-5495 if you previously used VA Education Benefits
  • An official transcript from each post-secondary institution you previously attended.

We encourage veterans to contact unex-reg@ucsd.edu with any additional questions. All forms may be found at www.vba.va.gov/VBA/forms/Education.asp. All information below the title bar "Fee Waivers and Tuition Assistance" should remain as it is now.

Fee Waivers and Tuition Assistance

Cal Vet College Tuition Fee Waiver

Under Section 32320 of the California Education Code, students enrolled in UCSD Extension programs and other self-supporting UC programs are not eligible to use the Cal Vet College Tuition Fee Waiver towards program tuition fees.

Tuition Assistance (TA)

Students using Tuition Assistance must submit the authorization contract from their Base Education Office to our Student Services office at the time of enrollment with the enrollment form. If the government does not cover the entire tuition fee, your payment (or student share) is also due at the time of enrollment. All standard enrollment deadlines and late fees apply.

Our programs and courses do not qualify under GoArmyEd and Navy TA.

To enroll, please submit your completed enrollment form and Tuition Assistance Authorization form by the following methods:

  1. Enroll in person with the forms at the La Jolla Extension Complex
  2. Mail both forms, and any payments, to:
    UCSD Extension, Student Services
    Attn: VA Representative
    9500 Gilman Drive, Dept 0176H
    La Jolla, CA 92093
  3. Fax both forms to (858) 534-8527, Attn: VA Representative

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts

UC San Diego Extension currently participates in the Department of Defense (DoD) Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program. This program provides financial assistance for military spouses who are pursuing a certificate program of study at UCSD Extension. For program eligibility requirements and restrictions, please contact Military One Source at (800) 342-9647 or you can visit their website at www.militaryonesource.com.

If you would like to use MyCAA benefits at UCSD Extension, please review the following steps to enrollment:

  • Establish your MyCAA account at the MyCAA website at https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa.
  • Create your Career and Training Plan at https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa.
  • Make sure you are selecting University of California San Diego Extension as the designated school.
  • Within 30 days of each course start date, a current MyCAA Financial Assistance (FA) voucher must be submitted to the UCSD Extension office. You can send the form in via mail, fax, or emailing the PDF form to unex-finasst@ucsd.edu.

UC San Diego Extension
Attn: Financial Assistance Dept
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0176-H
La Jolla, CA 92093-0176
Fax: (858) 534-8527

Note: If you are unable to access the MyCAA website, please contact (800) 342-9647 for assistance.

Student Responsibilities

VA funded students are responsible for notifying the VA Representatives immediately of any action affecting their enrollment status—whether a class has been enrolled in or dropped. Failure to do so may result in termination of benefits.

Satisfactory progress toward the stated student objective must be maintained. A veteran student on academic or lack of progress probation status will be disqualified when his/her grade point average (GPA) falls below 2.0 for two consecutive quarters.

Additionally, we require that students shall at all times when on the classroom premises conduct themselves in an orderly and considerate manner, shall appear for classes in a sober and receptive condition, and shall adhere to the UCSD Standards of Student Conduct. Violation of these standards is just cause for dismissal.

Verification of Enrollment

Students are also responsible for verifying their enrollment with VA. Almost everyone receiving MGIB-Active Duty benefits, as well as those in the Selected Reserve, must verify their enrollment each month to receive payment for the month.

Your enrollment can be verified on the last calendar day of the month by using:

Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) at https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave
-or-
Calling the toll free Interactive Voice Response (IVR) telephone line at 1 (877) 823-2378

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who do I contact if I have questions regarding my eligibility or remaining benefits?
A: To obtain information on your own Education Benefits account Contact Dept of VA at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or visit their website at www.gibill.va.gov.
Q: When should the First Payment be received?
A: New and transfer students can expect to begin receiving VA funding in about six to eight weeks from the time your claim was processed.
Q: How long does it take to get my check after I verify my enrollment?
A: The quickest way to receive your payment is by using direct deposit. Your benefit can be deposited into your checking or savings account in 3 to 5 days. If you choose to have a check mailed (not recommended due to delays or losses which can occur), you can expect payment in 10-14 days.

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