The Veterans Services Center (VSC) provides assistance to military-connected students - veterans, reservists, National Guard, active duty, and dependents - in obtaining their U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. The VSC is responsible for submitting certification requests for incoming and continuing military-connected students, answering questions military-connected students may have concerning their VA educational benefits, and providing resources to assist military-connected students in navigating their transition to student life at UC Irvine.
The following is an update with regards to the Request for Certification (RFC) form and its requirement. The RFC will no longer be required on a quarter or semester basis, instead the form will only be required annually. Although the request will be submitted once per year, after a student is certified for a given term, they will still have to report any enrollment changes (i.e., class adds/drops, major changes, etc.) via email to email@example.com. We believe that making the request an annual process will remove barriers for military-connected students while minimizing certification delays.
The new RFC form is now available in an updated, user-friendly webform and can be found on our Submit Your Forms webpage. If you experience any technical difficulties, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed description of your issue.
The VSC is available remotely until further notice. Please follow the Submit Your Forms webpage to submit your CalVet College Fee Waiver, Certificate of Eligibility (COE), and Request for Certification (RFC). In addition, read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage for answers to some of the most common questions during the COVID-19 Pandemic. You can reach us at email@example.com and we will respond to your inquiry in the order it was received.