Welcome Veterans & Dependents of Veterans!
VA Educational Benefits
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
The Office of the Registrar provides veterans and their dependents with the information and assistance required to seamlessly receive veterans’ educational benefits while pursuing their academic careers at UC Law SF. To determine eligibility for benefits, students must apply online on the VA website at www.gibill.va.gov. You must be enrolled for classes at UC Law SF before the Office of the Registrar can certify your enrollment to the VA.
Items Checklist- The following paperwork must be submitted to the appropriate office before the certification process can begin at UC Law SF.
- Veteran’s Certification Request form
(submit to the Office of the Registrar)
- Certificate of Eligibility
(submit to the Office of the Registrar) For Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness and Employment (formerly called Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) only: Make sure to include your VR&E counselor’s contact information (Full name, phone #, and email address) in the general request form.
For assistance, you may contact the UC Law SF VA School Certifying Official at (415) 565.4613 or at email@example.com. You may also visit the Office of the Registrar at the 200 McAllister Street building, room 218.
UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP)
All students are automatically enrolled in and billed for UC SHIP every Fall. If you already have health insurance coverage, and that insurance plan meets the University of California minimum health care criteria, you may request to waive out of UC SHIP by submitting a waiver form online. Students who have successfully waived out of UC SHIP in the past, must re-submit new waivers every Fall.
For more information, please refer to the Health Services Insurance Waiver webpage.
Waiver of Non-Resident Fees for Veterans and Military Service Members:
- A Veteran using Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33), Veteran Readiness & Employment (Chapter 31), or Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty (Chapter 30) benefits who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her legal state of residence) and enrolls in the school.
- Anyone described above while he/she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school. This person must have enrolled in the school and must be using educational benefits either Post-9/11 GI Bill®(Chapter 33), Veteran Readiness & Employment (Chapter 31), or Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (Chapter 30).
More information is available at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.
Waiver of Non-Resident Fees for Dependents:
A waiver of non-resident fees may apply to you if you meet any one of the following criteria:
- An individual using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school.
Anyone described above while he/she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school. This person must have enrolled in the school and must be using educational benefits Post-9/11 GI Bill®.
- Anyone using transferred Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits who lives in the state where the higher education institution is located and the transferor is a member of the uniformed service who is serving on active duty.
Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the state where the higher education institution is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence).
More information is available at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.
|***NOTE***Anytime you change your units, whether it is an increase or decrease in status, it is your responsibility to let the Registrar’s office know. Failure to do so will result in overpayment or underpayment for your benefits. If you promptly notify the school and the VA of these changes, you can prevent or reduce overpayments.|
Some of our current VA students are receiving benefits under the following programs:
- Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill®-Selected Reserve
- Chapter 31 – Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation
- Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill®
- Chapter 35 – Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance
Using Your Education Benefits at UC Law SF
- How it works: VA tuition payment process
- The UC Law SF School Certifying Officials are located at the Office of the Registrar. They can be reached at (415) 565.4613 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- UC Law SF Legal Education Opportunity Program (LEOP)
- UC Law SF Disability Resources Program
- GI Bill® Comparison Tool
Local Veteran’s Groups & Community Life
Useful Information from the VA Website
- If you’re new to Veteran’s Affairs
- San Francisco VA Health Care System (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
- Post-9/11 GI Bill®, Montgomery GI Bill, and other programs
- VA regional office locations & hours of service
- eBenefits portal: log-in for benefits information
- To check the status of your benefits, change your address & more, call the VA at 1.888.442.4551
- Veterans and family members affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) who have a VBA benefit debt and need temporary financial relief to contact the DMC at 1-800-827-0648 to request assistance.
- A brief overview of VA benefits including education and training, home loans, employment and more
- Information about Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)
- Combat Veteran Health Benefits information