Applying for Veteran’s Education Benefits
1. Apply to CMU:
Go to www.coloradomesa.edu to complete and submit your application.
If you are a veteran or active duty service member, put in the promo code VETERAN so you do not have to pay the application fee.
2. Find the appropriate category below for further steps.
New Applicants: If you have never received VA Educational Benefits…
Go to benefits.va.gov/gibill/ and complete the application online (form #22-1990)
If you opted to do the kicker, please make a note in the remarks section of the application.
Prior Recipients: If you used your benefits at a previous school…
Complete the Change of Program or Place of Training (form #22-1995 or form #22-5499 for Chapter 35) at gibill.va.gov/resources/student_handouts/
Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31): If you have a service connected injury….
Call the VA Vocational Rehab counselor (Ryan Morris) at (970) 241-5422 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional benefits that may be available to you.
Eligible Dependents (Chapter 35): This is for spouses and/or children of veterans who have died in the line of duty or have service connected disabilities.
Go to benefits.va.gov/gibill/ and complete the application online (form #22-5490)
Transfer of Eligibility (Chapter 33T): Post 9/11 Veterans who meet certain criteria can transfer a portion or his/her education benefits to spouses and/or children.
Veteran needs to complete a transfer application at https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/faces/faqs?ct=fSu&_adf.ctrl-state=18ytdjz5q1_4&_afrLoop=5277781098570073
Dependent needs to complete the application online (once benefits are transferred) at benefits.va.gov/gibill/ (form #22-1990E)
3. Veteran’s Enrollment Certification Request:
Find form at coloradomesa.edu/registrar, select Office Forms link and fill out the request. Submit to the Certifying Official in the Registrar’s Office after you have registered for classes.
4. Military Transcripts:
Have your military transcripts send to the Registrar’s Office.
All branches other than Air Force: https://jst.doded.mil
Air Force – Community College of the Air Force
5. Certificate of Eligibility (COE):
VA will send you your COE showing the number of months you have eligible, the percent of your eligibility, and the date eligibility expires (may take 4-10 weeks)
Bring your COE to the Certifying Official in the Registrar’s Office
Get your DD-214 to Veteran Services. This will be scanned into a secure file to be viewed only by the Certifying Official and Associate Registrar.