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Post-9/11 Benefits

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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 benefits provide educational assistance to individuals who have served on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001. 

Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits are designed to provide eligible individuals with an opportunity for educational and career growth.Our office is pleased and honored to provide you with information regarding the benefits program. For specific information about your benefits or certification, please contact Financial Aid

Financial Aid
Highlander One-Stop Shop (HOSS)
First Floor, Student Services Building
Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Phone: (951) 827-3878
Fax: (951) 827-5619
Email: finaid@ucr.edu

    Apply for Admission and Be Admitted as a UCR Student

    An application for VA benefits does not constitute an application for admission to an educational institution.

    Apply for Federal Financial Aid with a FAFSA

    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.
     

    Establish Educational Benefits Eligibility through the VA

    Apply for VA educational benefits online if you haven't already done so.

    You will need the following to complete the application:

    • Create username/password.
    • Fill out VA Form 22-1990.
    • Have ready electronic DD-214 and if applicable, your kicker contract and/or proof of $600 buy-up
    • Bank information (name of bank, routing number and account number)
    • If known, school address, educational objective (degree), and date of your enrollment.
    • Former college information (degree, address and dates)
    • Non-military job information (type, length of time and any licensing)
    • ROTC//Service Academy/Student Loan Repayment Program information Certify Your Enrollment at Financial Aid

    Contact Financial Aid when you are enrolled in classes to 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.

    Financial Aid
    Highlander One-Stop Shop (HOSS)
    First Floor, Student Services Building
    Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Phone: (951) 827-3878
    Fax: (951) 827-5619
    Email: finaid@ucr.edu

    Don't miss the information about Priority Enrollment and other important considerations for UCR veterans and members of the military.

    Find Other Veterans on Campus Join your local student veterans group or start your own. You can start by joining the UCR Student Veterans & Servicemembers Facebook Group

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