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Future Students

Future Students

Application Process

Getting Started

#1: If you have not submitted an initial inquiry for information with our admissions office here at CBU, please do so here.

#2: Get your military transcripts and submit them to with your admissions application: https://jst.doded.mil/smart/signIn.do

#3: Apply to CBU and get admitted into the school:

Undergraduate

Graduate

#4: Apply for your GI Bill®

Apply for your benefit online via https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/vonapp

If you have any questions, call the VA at 888-442-4551.

#5: Apply for FAFSA.

#6: Submit necessary documents to CBU's VA Certifying Official (email Steve Leader, fax 951.343.4903, or drop off in person to The Office of the University Registrar, Yeager Center, D118). Click on the instructions below to see the necessary documents needed to be turned in to start your benefits. 

1606 Instructions

1607 Instructions

30 Instructions

31 Instructions

33 Veteran Instructions (Post 9/11)

33 Dependent Instructions (Post 9/11)

35 Instructions

#7: Register with VA eBenefits at https://www.ebenefits.va.gov and make a PREMIUM account. This is where you will go to check your deposits from the VA along with the history of your certification status and months of benefit remaining, setup direct deposit or update your address.

#8: Speak with your advisor and enroll in classes

30 days prior to the class session start date, we will certify your courses with the VA.