The Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) is the most comprehensive educational benefit package since the original GI Bill was signed into law in 1944. The Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits provide educational assistance and career growth to individuals who have served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. We are pleased and honored to assist you in utilizing your benefits to your advantage.
An application for VA benefits does not constitute an application for admission to UCR. You will need to access the following for admission information:
In addition to your VA educational benefits, you may also be eligible for grants, scholarships and loans. These sources may be particularly helpful in meeting your initial school expenses while you are waiting to receive benefits from VA. Complete your FAFSA early.
For scholarship information, visit nrd.gov.
While many eligible UC students will be better off with this new program, we urge you to review the information on the VA's website thoroughly, as your Chapter 33 election is irrevocable.
If you haven't already done so, apply for the new Post 9/11 GI Bill (or another VA educational benefit) through Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP).
Contact us when you are enrolled in classes. At that time, we will certify your enrollment to VA. VA certifying officials process your paperwork, proving to the VA that you are enrolled in classes that meet requirements for your degree objective. For more information, visit the Financial Aid Office or call (951) 827-3878.
Be sure to bring us a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility, if you have one. This is a document the VA will issue to you when they have determined that you are eligible for Chapter 33.
Don't miss the information about priority enrollment and other important considerations for UCR veterans and members of the military.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is the government agency responsible for determining an individual’s eligibility for VA education benefits.