VA Student Certification Checklists

You can get benefits through MGIB-AD if you served at least 2 years on active duty, and you:

Were honorably discharged, and
Have a high school diploma, GED, or 12 hours of college credit, and
Meet other requirements

Learn more about MGIB-AD.

Before your initial visit:

Apply to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for your VA Education Benefits to receive your Certificate of Eligibility.
Used your VA education benefits before? Complete the “Updating my program of study or place of training” though VA.gov under the “Find your education benefits form” tab.

Request Transcripts

Official military, college, and high school transcripts must be sent directly to NMSU from each institution.
You can request military transcripts at:

Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy Transcripts:
https://jst.doded.mil/jst

Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Transcripts:
https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Barnes/CCAF

For your initial visit:

Complete and submit the following documents to Military and Veterans Programs:
Department of Veterans Affairs Certificate of Eligibility
NMSUC VA Office Student Responsibilities Form
VA Resident Tuition Waiver

Every semester:

Find your Concise Student Schedule:
Log in to myNMSU.edu
Select the Student tab
Click Concise Student Schedule under Quick Links OR
Ask your Academic Advisor to provide a Student Schedule after your advising appointment
Submit your Student Schedule:
By email: jmn9026@nmsu.edu
In person: NMSUC VA Office, Room 107

Verify Your Enrollment:

Chapter 30 students must verify their enrollment at the end of each month to receive their monthly stipend. You may call 877-823-2378 or submit an online W.A.V.E. verification.

If Applicable:

Submit Request for Change of Program or Place of Training from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Submit Dependents’ Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Dependents’ Only)
Submit Change of Campus Request if you are a current student enrolled at one of NMSU’s community college campuses and would like to transition to the NMSU-Las Cruces campus.
Service members expecting a discharge that is other than dishonorable who possess a VA memorandum or Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) rating of 20 percent or more—as well as Service members currently going through a Physical Evaluation Board—may be eligible to receive VR&E services. Learn about the VR&E program and apply at: https://www.va.gov/careers-employment/vocational-rehabilitation/how-to-apply

Before your initial visit:

Ask your VR&E Counselor to submit your VR&E VA Authorization (formerly known as VA Form 28-1905) to the NMSU Carlsbad VA School Certifying Official.

Request Transcripts

Official military, college, and high school transcripts must be sent directly to NMSU from each institution.
You can request military transcripts at:

Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy Transcripts:
https://jst.doded.mil/jst

Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Transcripts:
https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Barnes/CCAF


For your initial visit:

Complete and submit the following documents to NMSU Carlsbad VA Office:
VR&E Counselor must submit your VR&E VA Authorization (formerly known as VA Form 28-1905)
Department of Veterans Affairs Certificate of Eligibility
NMSUC VA Office Student Responsibilities Form
VA Resident Tuition Waiver

Every semester:

Find your Concise Student Schedule:
Log in to myNMSU.edu
Select the Student tab
Click Concise Student Schedule under Quick Links OR
Ask your Academic Advisor to provide a Student Schedule after your advising appointment
Submit your Student Schedule:
By email: jmn9026@nmsu.edu
In person: NMSUC VA Office, Room 107

If Applicable:

Submit Request for Change of Program or Place of Training from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Submit Dependents’ Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Dependents’ Only)
Submit Change of Campus Reques t if you are a current student enrolled at one of NMSU’s community college campuses and would like to transition to the NMSU-Las Cruces campus.
You may be able to get benefits through the Post-9/11 GI Bill® if you:

Qualify for any GI Bill® program, and
Have served on active duty for at least 90 days, whether continuous (all at once) or interrupted (for shorter periods over time), after September 10, 2001
Learn more about the Post-9/11 GI Bill®

You may be able to transfer all 36 months or a portion of your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits to a spouse or child. The Department of Defense approves a transfer of 9/11 education benefits . PDF: Post-911 GI Bill® – Transferability.

Before your initial visit:

Apply to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for your VA Education Benefits to receive your Certificate of Eligibility.
Used your VA education benefits before? Complete the “Updating my program of study or place of training” though VA.gov under the “Find your education benefits form” tab.

Request Transcripts

Official military, college, and high school transcripts must be sent directly to NMSU from each institution.
You can request military transcripts at:

Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy Transcripts:
https://jst.doded.mil/jst

Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Transcripts:
https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Barnes/CCAF

For your initial visit:

Complete and submit the following documents to Military and Veterans Programs:
Department of Veterans Affairs Certificate of Eligibility
NMSUC VA Office Student Responsibilities Form
VA Resident Tuition Waiver
Verify your enrollment:

As of August 1, 2021, Chapter 33 students must verify their enrollment status each month to continue receiving their monthly housing allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments. Students can verify their enrollment status in one of two ways:

  • Text Messaging– Students who choose VA’s “Opt-In” feature will receive a text message each month prompting them to verify their enrollment status.
  • Telephone– Students may call the Education Call Center (ECC) at 888-442-4551 to verify their enrollment status

Every semester:

Find your Concise Student Schedule:
Log in to myNMSU.edu
Select the Student tab
Click Concise Student Schedule under Quick Links OR
Ask your Academic Advisor to provide a Student Schedule after your advising appointment
Submit your Student Schedule:
By email: jmn9026@nmsu.edu

If Applicable:

Submit Request for Change of Program or Place of Training from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Submit Dependents’ Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Dependents’ Only)
Submit Change of Campus Request if you are a current student enrolled at one of NMSU’s community college campuses and would like to transition to the NMSU-Las Cruces campus.

You may qualify for education benefits if you’re the child or spouse of a Veteran who:

Is permanently and totally disabled due to a service-connected disability, or
Died while on active duty or as a result of a service-connected disability

Learn more about Survivors’ and Dependents’ Assistance.

Before your initial visit:

Apply to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for your VA Education Benefits to receive your Certificate of Eligibility.
Used your VA education benefits before? Complete the “Updating my program of study or place of training” though VA.gov under the “Find your education benefits form” tab

For your initial visit:

Complete and submit the following documents to NMSUC VA Office:
Department of Veterans Affairs Certificate of Eligibility
NMSUC VA Office Student Responsibilities Form
VA Resident Tuition Waiver

Every semester:

Find your Concise Student Schedule:
Log in to myNMSU.edu
Select the Student tab
Click Concise Student Schedule under Quick Links OR
Ask your Academic Advisor to provide a Student Schedule to you after your advising appointment
Submit your Student Schedule:
By email: jmn9026@nmsu.edu
In person: NMSUC VA Office, Room 107
If applicable:

Submit Dependents’ Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Dependents’ Only)
Submit Change of Campus Request if you are a current student enrolled at one of NMSU’s community college campuses and would like to transition to the NMSU-Las Cruces campus.

You can get benefits through MGIB-SR if you’re a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Cost Guard Reserves, Army National Guard, or Air National Guard, and you:

Have either a 6-year service obligation (you agreed to serve 6 years) in the Selected Service, or
Are an officer in the Selected Reserve who agreed to serve 6 years in addition to your initial service obligation, and
Meet other requirements
Learn more about MGIB-SR.

Before your initial visit:

Apply to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for your VA Education Benefits to receive your Certificate of Eligibility.
Used your VA education benefits before? Complete the “Updating my program of study or place of training” though VA.gov under the “Find your education benefits form” tab.
Request Transcripts
Official military, college, and high school transcripts must be sent directly to NMSU from each institution.
You can request military transcripts at:

Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy Transcripts:
https://jst.doded.mil/jst

Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Transcripts:
https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Barnes/CCAF

For your initial visit:

Complete and submit the following documents to Military and Veterans Programs:
Department of Veterans Affairs Certificate of Eligibility
NMSUC VA Office Student Responsibilities Form
VA Resident Tuition Waiver

Every semester:

Find your Concise Student Schedule:
Log in to myNMSU.edu
Select the Student tab
Click Concise Student Schedule under Quick Links OR
Ask your Academic Advisor to provide a Student Schedule after your advising appointment
Submit your Student Schedule:
By email: jmn9026@nmsu.edu
In person: NMSUC VA Office, Room 107
If Applicable:

Submit Request for Change of Program or Place of Training from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Submit Dependents’ Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Dependents’ Only)
Submit Change of Campus Request if you are a current student enrolled at one of NMSU’s community college campuses and would like to transition to the NMSU-Las Cruces campus.



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 website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

 

NMSU Carlsbad VA Office

575-234-9226 or
575-234-9233 (fax)

Email us

Location: NMSU Carlsbad Main Building, Room 107

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm and Friday, 8am-5pm