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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 for the correct program you are looking to enroll in:

       Undergraduate: Traditional 

       Undergraduate: Online and Professional Studies

       Graduate: Traditional

       Graduate: Online and Professional Studies

You can also schedule a campus visit for both undergraduate and graduate programs here

#2: Get your military transcripts and submit them with your admissions application: 

Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy: Active Duty, Reserve and Veterans

Air Force

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

Undergraduate: Traditional

Undergraduate: Online and Professional Studies

Graduate: Traditional 

Graduate: Online and Professional Studies

#4: Apply for your GI Bill®

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

Plan to receive your Certificate of Eligibility between 3-5 weeks after you submit it online through the above website. Apply for your GI Bill early in the process. 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 academic adviser and enroll in classes!!

We aim to have your courses certified to the VA between 30-60 days prior to the class session start date.