As an active service military service member, a former service member, or dependent of someone who has served our country, you may be entitled to certain educational benefits. It is our job to assist you in accessing these benefits. From application to the posting of chapter benefits to your student financial account, our friendly certifying officials are ready to help you.
Cal Poly Pomona students eligible for Department of Defense or Veteran Benefits may seek consultation and approval from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) directly. Information regarding benefits, including benefit comparisons and applications, is available on the GI Bill web site: www.gibill.va.gov. You may also call the VA Education Assistance hotline@ 1-888-GI Bill1 (442-4551). Once you understand which benefit you qualify for and have received a Notice of Eligibility from the VA, please visit the School Certifying Officials in the Registrar’s Office for assistance with establishing your educational benefits at Cal Poly Pomona
Veteran educational benefits are broadly defined by when and how long you or a spouse or a parent (if you are a dependent) served in the armed forces. For a complete list of veteran educational benefits, please refer to the Veteran Affairs website.
The California College Fee Waiver (CFW) program benefits the spouse and children of U.S. veterans that are also California residents. Students meeting the eligibility criteria may have their college state fees waived if they attend a California Community College, a California State University, or University of California campus. Applications for this program are processed through your local County Veterans Services Office.
Cal Vet Fee Waivers are processed directly through Student Accounts. Please fax eligibility forms for Cal Vet Fee Waiver directly to Student Accounts (909)869-5354.
Questions regarding Cal Vet Fee Waiver may be directed to Charlene Hernandez email@example.com.
Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress has provided each service the ability to pay up to 100% of the tuition expenses of its members. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process and restrictions. This funding is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services. For more information visit www.military.com
If you're a full-time or 3/4-time student in a college degree program or a vocational or professional program, you can "earn while you learn" with a VA work-study allowance. The VA work-study allowance is available to persons training under one of the VA benefit programs: G.I. Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation (for Veterans), VEAP, DEA, Dependents may also be eligible. Additional information is available through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
The Tutorial Assistance Program is available if you receive VA educational assistance at a half-time rate or more and have a deficiency in a subject making tutoring necessary. If you have questions please contact this program toll-free, 1-888-442-4551.
CSU undergraduate and graduate students who are members of the Armed Forces of the United States stationed in California on activity duty, except members of the Armed Forces assigned for educational purposes to a state-supported institution of higher education, are entitled to resident classification for the purpose of determining the amount of tuition and fees. Undergraduate students are eligible as long as they are stationed in California as an active member of the military; active duty graduate students are entitled to resident reclassification for no more than two years.
Students who have been discharged from the military may be eligible provided that they were stationed in California on active duty for more than one year immediately prior to being discharged.
Dependents of active military personnel may also qualify for resident classification for fee purposes provided they meet specific criteria.
For more information, you may visit the Registrar’s Office Website or complete a CSU Residence Reclassification Request Form.
The process of securing your veteran educational benefits is easy, and one with which the Certifying Officials in the Registrar’s Office are happy to assist you. To get started it is important that you review the terms of your veteran educational benefits. This is especially important as there have been many changes from the former Montgomery GI Bill to the new Post-9/11 GI Bill.
After you have done this, you will apply for educational benefits through the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for eligibility. It is recommended that you apply online through the GI Bill website. The VA will then send you a “Certificate of Eligibility”. Bring this certificate to the Registrar’s Office and we will assist you from there.
Prospective student-veterans may review education benefits at the GI Bill website.
Admitted student-veterans who have previously received VA benefits at another school should complete form 22-1995: Request for Change of Program or Place of Training through the GI Bill website or you may contact Cal Poly’s School Certifying Official to complete a hard copy of this form, as well as additional required paperwork to establish your benefits at Cal Poly.
Admitted student-veterans who have not yet established or used VA Education benefits should complete VA Form 22-1990, "Application for VA Educational Benefits". This form is available through any of the following:
a. Veterans On-line Application (VONAPP)
b. Fill-in and printable PDF
Printed applications must be sent to:
VA Regional Office - Western Region
P.O. Box 8888
Muskogee, OK 74402-8888
Within approximately one month of receiving your application, the VA will send you a “Certificate of Eligibility”. Bring this certificate letter to the Registrar’s Office, and the campus Certifying Officials will assist you in completing the remaining forms needed for quarterly certification.
Cal Poly Pomona Certifying Officials:
Last names ending in A- L:
Last names ending in M - Z:
Veterans receiving benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30, 1606 & 1607) are required to verify their enrollment monthly through Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) and report any enrollment changes to the Department of Veteran Affairs. WAVE allows you to update your Direct Deposit information, tells you if your benefits have been processed, and whether your verifications have been entered. Every two weeks, WAVE will remind you if you still need to verify your enrollment.
If you are interested in applying for Financial Aid beyond your veteran entitlements, you can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Or for general information regarding financial aid, the Financial Aid office is located in CLA building (98-T3).
|Admissions & Outreach||Matilda Obaseki||98-T4-11||2978|
|Admissions & Outreach||Yolanda Cleveland Friday||98-T4-29||6930|
|Career Center||David Craig||97-100||4734|
|Counseling and Psychological Services||Dr. Lideth Ortega-Villalobos||3220|
|Disability Resource Center||Patricia Duran||1-214||4407|
|Financial Aid & Scholarships||Mireya Martinez||98-T3-19||3706|
|Office Of Student Life||Irvin Harrison||26-103||6877|
|Orientation Services||Norma Leon||98-T4||3227|
|Orientation Services||Ja Taun Moore||98-T4||6979|
|Registrar's Office (Benefit Certification A-L)||Cynthia Chatfield||98-R2-20||2101|
|Registrar's Office (Benefit Certification M-Z)||Leslie Corcoran||98-R2-20||2867|
|Student Accounting & Cashiers||Charlene Hernandez||98-B1-113||6974|
|Student Accounting & Cashiers||Jennie Chew||98-B1-113||2019|
|Student Health Services||Debra Jackley||46-110C||5309|
|Veterans Resource Center||Elke Azpeitia||98-R2-14||2782|
|Veterans Resource Center||Kathy Street||98-T4-6||2572|
|College of Agriculture||Dr. Doug Lewis||2-215A||2167|
|College of Business||Pam Adams||6-222||5438|
|College of Education and Integrative Studies||Renee Gomez||5-228||2314|
|College of Engineering||Selyna Gomez||9-225B||2476|
|College of Environmental Design||Teresa Castaneda||7-106||2670|
|The Collins College of Hospitality Management||Tengemana M. Thumbutu||79B-5581||3458|
|College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences||Dr. Daniel Lewis||5-154||3946|
|College of Science||Sarah Turnbull||8-47||5153|
|Undeclared Students||Lea Manske||94-121B||3371|
|College of the Extended University||Laura Martinez||220C-1400||4938|
Student Accounts & Cashier Services provides many services from fee payment options to purchasing parking permits, to signing up for direct deposit. Student Accounts & Cashier Services is located in CLA (98-B1 – behind the Japanese Garden).
Veteran Benefit Certification: Cyndi Chatfield and Leslie Corcoran
Financial Aid Beyond Veteran Entitlements: Diana Minor
Your Student Account: Charlene Hernandez