FAQ

Question: What is the process to start accessing benefits at Cal Poly? 
Answer: To start accessing benefits please visit the New Student Veterans and Dependents Page for all required forms and procedures. 

Question: Where can I find the necessary paperwork to apply for benefits at Cal Poly? 
Answer: All forms can be found here! 

Question: How can I obtain my Certificate of Eligibility? 
Answer: If you have not yet received your Certificate of Eligibility, complete an Application for VA Educational benefits found here, and submit to the VA. You may also complete an online application here. You can also visit your local county veterans office for assistance. 

Question: What is the current BAH rate in San Luis Obispo? 
Answer: The current BAH rate can be found at http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bahCalc.cfm. The Ch. 33-Post 9/11 GI Bill grants BAH of pay grade E-5 with dependents for the San Luis Obispo, CA zip code 93410. 

Question: Where is the Veterans Success Center located? 
Answer: Bldg. 52, Room E-4 

Question: Who do I contact about work study opportunities? 
Answer: Current students please contact Michael Brennan at mgbrenna@calpoly.edu about work study opportunities

Question: Where can I find information about scholarships? 
Answer:  Please visit this link to view scholarship opportunities for veterans and dependents.  

Question: Are there any opportunities to connect with other veterans on campus? 
Answer: Cal Poly's own Student Veterans Organization meets every other Thursday to engage student veterans, dependents, and supporters in social, professional, and community service events. Visit this link for upcoming meetings and events.  

Question: Will my benefits cover studying abroad? 
Answer: Regarding benefits for studying abroad, please contact Steven Chandler at veteranbenefits@calpoly.edu. 

Question: Do veterans get priority registration? 
Answer: Veterans possessing a form DD-214 with a discharge other than dishonorable are eligible for priority enrollment at Cal Poly. Email veteranbenefits@calpoly.edu 

 

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