How to Certify for GI Bill Benefits

To Use GI Bill® Education Benefits:

  1. Submit admissions application to LACC. Determine your eligibility for GI Bill® and apply for education benefits at You will receive a Certificate of Eligibility letter (COE) if you have been determined eligible to use education benefits.
  2. Submit to VA (mail or online) Form 22-1995 (Request for Change of Program or Place of Training) if you are a transfer student.
  3. Meet with a Veterans Resource Center (VRC) Counselor to complete a Comprehensive Student Education Plan. The Veterans Administration will not pay for courses that are not included in a veteran’s or dependent’s education plan.
  4. Enroll into courses as indicated on education plan.
  5. Submit the following forms to the Veterans Resource Center:
    - Chapter 31 (Veteran Readiness and Employment/VR&E): VRE Authorization Form (to be sent from VR&E Counselor directly to college), DD214, new VRC student intake form, certification request form, Student Educational Plan, Current Class Schedule.
    - Chapters 30 (Montgomery) & 33 (Post-9/11): Certificate of Eligibility, DD214, Student Educational Plan, Current Class Schedule.
    - Chapter 35 (Survivors & Dependents): Certificate of Eligibility, SSN of veteran providing benefits, Student Educational Plan, Current Class Schedule.
    - Chapter 1606 (Montgomery Selected Reserve): Certificate of Eligibility, DD2384, Student Educational Plan, Current Class Schedule.
  6. IMPORTANT: Veterans and dependents must submit a certification request form for EVERY semester they wish to use GI Bill® Benefits. Adds and drops for veterans and dependents must be reported to the LACC Veterans Resource Center as soon as possible. Failing to do so may result in an overpayment or underpayment.


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