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Veteran Affairs

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Veterans bring unique experiences to the University of San Francisco, strengthening our community and our classrooms. USF Veteran's Benefits Coordinators are proud to act as liaisons between you, the University and all relevant VA agencies to ensure you're receiving all available credits. That commitment has placed USF in the top 20% of schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students according to Military Friendly™. Have questions? Contact One Stop to learn more.


Educational Benefits for our Veterans

The University of San Francisco is fully dedicated to making education more accessible for our nation's veterans and their dependents. We are proud to announce our participation in a program that provides tuition and fee benefits to qualified veterans who are accepted and enrolled at the University. The Registrar's Office acts as a liaison between the University, its students, and all the agencies involved with VA benefits. The University certifies enrollment for students in a degree-seeking program. The College Tuition Fee Waiver program is not applicable to the University.

To determine eligibility for benefits, the VA requires that you complete the form: VA22-1990. Students can also apply online on the VA website at www.gibill.va.gov. You must be accepted, matriculated, and enrolled for classes before the University can certify your enrollment to the VA Processing Center.

After you have completed and submitted the form online, the Department of Veteran Affairs will send you a Certificate of Eligibility for Educational Benefits. Upon receipt of this notice, please send the copy of the VA application and the Certificate of Eligibility to the Registrar's Office.

During the period of time that the VA is evaluating your application (4-6 weeks), the Registrar's Office will verify your enrollment and submit the necessary enrollment certification provided that you have already registered for your courses.

Maintaining VA Status at USF

Once you start receiving benefits, you must maintain satisfactory attendance and progress. If you do not meet the standards set by the school, the certifying official will notify the VA. The VA in return will stop your benefits.

Anytime you change your unit load, whether it is an increase or decrease in status, it is your responsibility to let one of USF's certifying VA officials know. Failure to do so will result in overpayment or underpayment for your benefits. If you promplty notify the school and the VA of these changes, you can prevent or reduce overpayments.

All students receiving either the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty or Selected Reserve must now verify their enrollments monthly to receive payments. This verification can be done either by using the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (www.gibill.va.gov) or by using an automated telephone system at 1-877-823-2378.

Required Documents

The following paperwork must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar in order to begin the certification process:

Copy of VONAPP (Veteran Online Application)
Certificate of Eligibility
DD-214 (Discharge paperwork if applicable)

Yellow Ribbon Program

The University of San Francisco is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon Program is intended to make participating private institutions more accessible to eligible veterans who are pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Department of Veteran Affairs supplements each direct contribution from the University of San Francisco with a matching benefit.

A Veteran must be receiving 100% Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) in order to be eligible for Yellow Ribbon Program benefits. The Yellow Ribbon Program is on a first-come-first-serve basis and only specific programs of study are eligible.

The Yellow Ribbon Program contract is reviewed annually and programs can be added or dropped from the list provided. If you are receiving 100% of the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) and a program is added that you will like to participate in. If a program is not renewed under the Yellow Ribbon Program contract, those benefits will no longer be applicable the concurrent academic year. Please contact USF's certifying officials for more information:

Angela Yi
Assistant Registrar
415-422-2789
veterans@usfca.edu

Carmen Hermoso
Enrollment Verifications Coordinator
415-422-6716
veterans@usfca.edu

Law School Certifying Official:
415-422-6210
lawfinaid@usfca.edu

Students can find further information about the Yellow Ribbon Program at
http://www.gibill.va.gov/gi_bill_info/ch33/yellow_ribbon.htm

Yellow Ribbon Programs offered at USF

The Yellow Ribbon Program is on a first-come-first-serve basis and only specific programs of study are eligible. If you would like to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, you must submit all paperwork stated in "Required Documents" to the Office of the Registrar.

The Yellow Ribbon Program contract is reviewed annually and programs can be added or dropped from the list provided. If you are receiving 100% of the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) and a program is added that you will like to participate in, you will need to fill out a Yellow Ribbon Program Application and submit it to the Office of the Registrar. If a program is not renewed under the Yellow Ribbon Program contract, those benefits will no longer be applicable the concurrent academic year.

The following are Yellow Ribbon eligible programs offered at USF:

College of Arts & Sciences
Graduate - MA/MS/MFA
All Undergraduate programs

School of Education
Graduate - MA

School of Management
Graduate - Masters
All Undergraduate programs
All Degree Completion programs

School of Nursing and Health Professions
Graduate - DNP
All Undergraduate programs

School of Law
Graduate -JD