Benefits

Your State and Educational Benefits 

As a Division of Student Affairs, the Military and Veterans Services Office assists eligible student Veterans, Active Service persons, Dependents, Reservists, and National Guard Members with state and federal education benefit programs.

San José State University provides enrollment certification to the Department of Veterans Affairs for Veterans and Dependents. SJSU accepts the College Fee Waiver for Cal Vet recipients. We also assist students with their required VA Educational Plan and serve as liaison between the Office of the Registrar and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

Information for Students Using Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Benefits (CH31) or Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (CH33)

A student using Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits (CH31) or Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® (CH33) will be allowed to enroll in and attend courses and access campus facilities while the campus awaits payment for tuition and fees from the VA.  While awaiting receipt of funds from the VA, SJSU will not impose any penalty, charge late fees or require an eligible student to borrow additional funds to cover tuition or fees. This waiting period begins the date the student provides appropriate documentation and continues either until funds are received from the VA or until 90 days after the School Certifying Official has certified the student’s enrollment for tuition and fees.

To demonstrate current eligibility and intent to use Chapter 31 or 33 benefits, a student must provide the following documents:

  • VA Form 28-1905 (Authorization and Certification of Entrance or Reentrance into Rehabilitation and Certification of Status); or
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Education Enrollment Status form (printed from the VA website).
  • A written request to use either VA Vocational Rehabilitation or Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits; and
  • All additional information requested by the School Certifying Official to properly certify enrollment to the VA:
    • Education Plan/Campus Roadmap for major
    • Enrollment Verification Form 
    • DD-214 (for veterans)

For more information regarding this policy, contact your School Certifying Official, Robert Davis at robert.davis@sjsu.edu or (408) 924-8129.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

 

VA Education and Training Comparison Tool

You may be eligible for various types of VA educational benefits, but there are many things to consider before you apply for the GI Bill program.  For most participants, the Post 9/11 GI Bill is the best option.  Other students would benefit more from the Montgomery GI Bill.  The following comparison tool will help you evaluate which education and training option is best for you:

www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/comparison_tool.asp

 

Examples of Summer Enrollment Benefits

Summer Session I (5 weeks)
June 2 - July 3
Summer Session II (5 weeks)
June 7 - Aug 8
Summer Session III (10 weeks)
June 2 - Aug 8

 

Example 1

3.5 units
3.5 units
Full-time
Full-time
Full BAH payment
Full BAH payment

 

Example 2

7 units
Full-time
Full BAH payment

 

Example 3

3 units
3 untis
3/4 time
3/4 time
90% BAH payment
90% BAH payment

 

Example 4

3 units
 
3 units
Full-time Enrollment overlap; enrolled in 6 units during this 5-weeks period
Less than half-time Enrolled in 3 units during this 5-weeks period
Full BAH payment
Not eligible for BAH