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Veterans Affairs Chapter Benefits Fee Deferment Information


VA Chapter Benefits Fee Deferment

Your Enrollment Deposit and/or SOAR Fees MAY be deferred if you intend to use Veteran Readiness and Employment (formerly known as Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) benefits (CH31) or Post-9/11 G.I. BillŪ (CH33).

Note- If you already paid your Enrollment Deposit and SOAR Fees, you will get reimbursed based on your eligibility for benefits after your courses are certified to the VA.

Eligibility for VA Chapter Benefits Fee Deferment

In order to be eligible for these fee deferments, you MUST provide ALL the following documents to the CSULB Veterans Services Office by the dates below:

Chapter 31 - Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E):

  • Complete the form below stating you intend to use Veteran Readiness and Employment benefits; AND
  • Your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor must submit an authorization to the university.

Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 G.I. BillŪ:

  • Complete the form below stating you intend to use VA Post 9/11 G.I. BillŪ benefits; AND
  • Attach your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Education Enrollment Status form (EES) (printed from the VA eBenefits website); OR
  • If you recently applied for VA benefits, attach your confirmation page from the VA eBenefits website

Additional forms and attendance at the Veterans Services Orientation will be required to complete the VA Post 9/11 G.I. BillŪ or VR&E certification process.

Fall 2021 Enrollment Deposit and SOAR Fee Deferment Deadline Dates

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you miss the deadline dates, pay your Enrollment Deposit by the date specified by the Admissions Office or your admission offer may be withdrawn.

In order to be considered for your Enrollment Deposit and SOAR fees to be deferred, please submit the forms and documents to the Veterans Services Office by:

  • Deadline: April 23, 2021
  • If admitted from the Waitlist- you must submit documentation within 3 business days of the admission offer in order to have the SOAR and Enrollment Deposit Deadline deferred.

Please do not attempt to submit any other VA-related paperwork to our offices until you attend the Veterans Services Orientation.