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US Veterans Education Benefits

UC Irvine Extension welcomes veterans. We are pleased to assist you in making a smooth transition from military life to that of a student. We are dedicated to providing you with the tools and services you need to succeed at UC Irvine Extension. This website provides detailed information regarding procedures and requirements related to utilizing GI Bill® benefits to help you attain your educational goals. To further enhance your experience at UC Irvine Extension, we have provided links and contact information for numerous resources that may be of benefit to you.

Getting Started

Eligible veterans can apply through the United States Department of Veteran Affairs in order to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility. Applications can be completed online at or by calling the Department of Veteran Affairs at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).

Once you receive the Certificate of Eligibility from the VA, the UC Irvine Extension Office of the Registrar VA Certifying Official will then submit your enrollment to the Regional Processing Office (RPO). The RPO will process benefits directly to the student.

Contact Us

We are here to help. You can contact us in the following ways

Understanding Veterans Education Benefits
Recorded on 11/15/2012
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College Fee Waiver

Under California law and University of California Policy, Cal-Vet College Fee Waiver benefits cannot be used towards UC Irvine Extension programs or self-supporting UC programs. The Cal-Vet College Fee Waiver applies only to system wide tuition and fees charged for state supported UC programs. Please visit the California Department of Veterans Affairs website for more information.