VA Student Certification Checklists

Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty – MGIB-AD

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:

Request Transcripts

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

For your initial visit:

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:

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:

 

Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

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:

For your initial visit:

  • Complete and submit the following documents to NMSU Carlsbad VA Office:

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:

If Applicable:

 

Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®

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:

Request Transcripts

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

For your initial visit:

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:

If Applicable:

 

Chapter 35: Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance

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:

For your initial visit:

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:

If applicable:

Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve – MGIB

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:

Request Transcripts

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

For your initial visit:

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:

If Applicable:

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)

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Location: NMSU Carlsbad Main Building, Room 107

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