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Veterans Services

Welcome to Veterans Services, CSULB's veteran and military affiliated student support center. We're here to assist you in a new mission - Earning a Degree.

We help servicemembers, veterans, and eligible dependents access the educational benefits they earned by serving in the armed forces of the United States. To do so, we certify their enrollment in courses for the G.I. Bill® and process CalVet Fee Waivers for eligible dependents.

Additionally, we provide veterans with information about applying for admissions to CSULB.

The links on the left hand side of this page should guide you to most of the information you need to get started on the road to getting a degree from CSULB, so take some time reviewing the information we've put together for you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or the Veterans Services staff.

Dr. Marshall W. Thomas
Director of Veterans Services
marshall.thomas@csulb.edu
(562)985-5115

Are you a veteran who wants to apply to CSULB?
Click here to learn how!

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Attention New Student-Veterans and Dependents

If you will be using any of the following G.I. Bill® benefits while attending CSULB, you must attend a mandatory Veterans Services Orientation once you have attended SOAR and registered for classes.

· Post 9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33)

· Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)

· The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Program (Chapter 35)

· The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship)

You may attend any of the following Orientations which will be held at 4:00pm in CBA 139:

· Tuesday, July 10, 2018

· Wednesday, July 11, 2018

· Thursday, July 12, 2018

· Monday, July 16, 2018

· Tuesday, July 17, 2018

· Monday, July 23, 2018

Please bring the following documents to orientation if you will be using G.I. Bill® benefits:

· Certificate of Eligibility

    • This is a letter from the VA that details the type of benefit you have, your percentage of eligibility, and the amount of educational benefits you have remaining.

· DD-214 (Member Copy 4)

    • Dependents will only provide this document if they are using the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and applying for the veterans non-resident tuition exemption based on their sponsor's end of service date. (In accordance with section 702 of the Veterans Access Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 and California Education Code section 68075.7.)

VET NET Ally Seminar
Next Seminar - November 2018 (date TBD) from 8:00a.m. to noon.
RSVP to Marshall.Thomas@csulb.edu.
Click here to learn more

CSULB Named "Military Friendly School"

For the 9th year in a row, CSULB has been named a "Military Friendly School" by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine.

Understanding Military Culture

Watch a video of a presentation about military culture and student veterans. Dr. Thomas condensed portions of the VET NET Ally seminar and presented it to attendees at the California Community Colleges Veterans Summit II in December 2012.

Learn more about the VET NET Ally Seminar.

Important Numbers

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Regional Office - Muskogee, OK
(888) 442-4551

CSULB Student Account Services
(562) 985-8280

CSULB Enrollment Services
(562) 985-5471
(Admissions, Credit Evaluation, Registration, Records, Residency)

CSULB Transcript Information
(562) 985-5487

CSULB Financial Aid
(562) 985-8403

CSULB Counseling Support
(562) 985-4001

CSULB Veterans Services

Location:
Foundation Building, Room 220
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Appointments encouraged.
Phone: (562) 985-5115
FAX: (562) 985-4439