Applying for Benefits

VA Education Benefits are offered to veterans, military service members and in some cases their family members to advance their education and skills. The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines all eligibility and the certifying official on campus will assist in coordinating the students' benefits while enrolled in a VA-approved program. To find out how to use your benefits at UCSF see the below steps according to your individual situation.

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Steps to receive benefits at UCSF – First time benefit receipts
Step 1: Apply at US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Step 2: Receive a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA
Step 3: Complete and submit UCSF form VA Benefit Annual Questionnaire
Step 4: File your study list each quarter on your Student Portal
Step 5: Complete and submit UCSF form VA Education Benefit Quarterly Enrollment Survey

Steps to receive benefits at UCSF – Newly admitted students who have previously received benefits
Step 1: Complete a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training either through VONAPP or complete VA form 22-1995 and fax it to 918-781-7863.
Step 2: Receive an updated Certificate of Eligibility from the VA
Step 3: Complete and submit UCSF form VA Benefit Annual Questionnaire
Step 4: File your study list each quarter on the Student Portal
Step 5: Complete and submit UCSF form VA Education Benefit Quarterly Enrollment Survey

Steps to receive benefits at UCSF – Continuing students
Step 1: Complete and submit UCSF form VA Benefit Annual Questionnaire
Step 2: File your study list each quarter on the Student Portal
Step 3: Complete and submit UCSF form VA Education Benefit Quarterly Enrollment Survey

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Coleman, UCSF Certifying Official, at (415) 476-4185 or christine.coleman@ucsf.edu.