To initiate Veterans Affairs Benefits at UC Berkeley, please provide the following documents to Veterans Benefits. You may submit documentation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or in-person by checking in at the front desk of Sproul Hall during our operating hours. Please redact your Social Security Number on any documents you submit electronically.
- Veteran Services Intake Form
- Chapters 30, 33, or 35 – Certificate of Eligibility
- Chapter 31 – Your Veterans Readiness and Employment (VRE) counselor’s name and email address
- Chapter 1606 – Notice of Basic Eligibility
- DD214 for veterans or Military ID for Active Duty (optional)
Students who Received Benefits at Another Institution
- Change of Place of Training Form 22-5495 (Chapter 35)
- Change of Place of Training Form 22-1995 (for all other Chapters)
Graduate Students Only
- Graduate Veterans Education Plan (This form must be submitted before your second term can be certified and needs to be reviewed and signed by an advisor from your college.)
How Do I…?
- Find Out My Benefit Status
UC Berkeley's Veterans Benefits unit does not have access to an individual’s VA benefits status. Contact the VA directly for information regarding:
- Your eligibility for VA benefits
- Remaining eligibility time for existing benefits
- Payment status (housing allowance and educational stipends)
- Change My Enrollment Status With VA Benefits
Email email@example.com if:
- You plan to enroll in less than the full-time requirement for your school, college, or program.
- You change your major program, add or drop courses, or need to withdraw from the University.
- Get Priority Enrollment
Veterans and active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Coast Guard are eligible for priority enrollment appointments even if they are not using a VA educational benefit.
To receive a priority enrollment appointment, veterans should provide a copy of their DD214 (active duty U.S. Service members should provide a copy of their valid military ID) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that you must have completed at least 90 days of active duty service, excluding Basic and Advanced Technical Training.
New students will be able to take advantage of this benefit after their first semester.
- Apply for the Nonresident Fee Waiver
For military-related exemptions to nonresident supplemental tuition, see Exceptions & Exemptions.