Will my benefits change since the campus is closed?
VA has worked with Congress to preserve GI Bill® benefits for impacted students during this difficult time. The new law allows for VA to continue to pay benefits regardless of the fact that the program has changed from resident training to online training. Also, students will continue to receive the same monthly housing allowance payments that they received for resident training extended to December 21, 2021.
To maximize your MHA, you must be enrolled in at least one resident course and be enrolled as a full-time student.
How To Determine If A Course Is Resident Or Distance Learning For VA Certification
A course will be determined as a RESIDENT course for the Fall 2020 term if the course description contains a meeting day and time. Example: Section XXXX will meet 08/17/2020-12/14/2020 Tuesday 6:00-8:55PM, Distance Education/Online, Room WEB. Course descriptions for RESIDENT courses are worded many different ways, but they will always contain a meeting date and time.
A hybrid course will be determined as RESIDENT course for the Fall 2020 term if the course description contains a meeting day and time online with additional instructional hours/week via internet. Example: Section XXXX will meet TTH 1:00pm-3:10 online. Additional 4 instructional hours/week via Internet. Familiarity with computers, Internet required.
A course will be determined as a DISTANCE course for the Fall 2020 term if the course description DOES NOT contain a meeting day and time. Example: Section XXXX will meet 08/17/2020-12/14/2020 Internet 100%, Distance Education/Online, Room WEB.
If you are unsure about whether a course is considered “RESIDENT” or “DISTANCE LEARNING” for VA certification purposes, please feel free to send an email to email@example.com.
If you have any changes or questions regarding your current enrollment, send inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cuyamaca College enrolls over 550 veterans with approximately 300 completing the certification process in order to begin receiving their VA Educational benefits. Through the Veterans Center, veterans are provided comprehensive education plans for student success at Cuyamaca College geared towards meeting the needs of military veterans helping the transition from the military to college life in a positive perspective. This comprehensive program provides a variety of services to the veteran student such as:
This is the starting point most veterans and their dependents utilizing VA Educational Benefits when applying to Cuyamaca College. Students submit a semester worksheet, DD-214 (Member 4), have their coursework and current class schedules reviewed by the VA School Certifying Official and complete the necessary forms to process their application to receive their education benefits for:
Assembly Bill 2133, requires public colleges and universities to grant priority registration for a period of four years, which must be used within 15 years after the date of discharge. Veteran students that have separated from active duty and received honorable discharge, a general discharge, or an other than honorable discharge are eligible for priority registration. Veterans must submit a DD214 (member 4) and Active Duty personnel must submit their current military ID to the Veterans Services Office to be eligible for priority registration.