UCI Veteran Services Center

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Request for Certification (RFC)

Please Note: The VSC office will not be accepting RFC submissions for the upcoming Fall 2021 Quarter until a later date. We are currently working to improve the submission process for our military-connected students as we move forward into the next academic year. If you have any questions regarding RFC submissions, you can reach out to us through email at veteran@uci.edu or set up a Calendly meeting on our homepage.
Please visit our main page in the summer for announcements regarding the RFC submission process, as well as staying up-to-date with our emails sent to your UCI email address.

The Request for Certification (RFC) Form needs to be completed every quarter or semester for which you would like to use your Chapter 30, 31, 33, 35, 1606, or 1607 education benefits. Our office will certify you for the number of units, rate of pursuit, and whether you waive the health insurance (i.e, USHIP, GSHIP) as indicated in your RFC form. Any changes in your course workload, such as unit increases or decreases, or changes in health insurance waivers, should be emailed to the VSC at veteran@uci.edu so that we can record and file. 

*Note: CalVet College Fee Waiver recipients DO NOT need to submit a Request for Certification unless you are also using Chapter 33 or 35 benefits. If so, please submit both your RFC and upload your letter (see instructions below).

For graduate students, please make sure to note your Academic Advisor contact information on the RFC submission page.

*Note: For military-connected students in the School of Law and Paul Merage School of Business, see additional instructions below.
UCI School of Law students are required to use their UCI email address ending in "@uci.edu" and not their "@lawnet.uci.edu" email address. Please use the UCI Directory to identify your official UCI email.
UCI Paul Merage School of Business students may be required to complete an additional RFC if the course takes place during a non-standard term. Please contact your Academic Advisor if you have any questions or believe that you are enrolled in a non-standard term course. 

Submit Your Forms 

Please use the below link to upload a Certificate of Eligibility (VA), Statement of Benefits (eBenefits), Service Benefit Verification (eBenefits), Declaration of New Major/Program Form, Authorization Form (Chapter 31), or Statement of Service (active duty, reservists, National Guard).

Uploading a Service Benefit Verification or Statement of Service letter is only required if you are NOT using VA education benefits. We use this letter to verify your military status and determine Priority Registration and Housing Guarantee campus benefits.

The Change of Major/Program Form above may also be used to add a minor to your student record. VA educational benefits, such as Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill®), will only support courses that are earned towards your declared degree program. Having a record of any changes to a declared major will prevent discrepancies that may negatively impact your financial aid.

CalVet College Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents

The CalVet College Fee Waiver Application needs to be submitted to your County Veterans Services Office prior to the start of the academic year. Once you receive your approval letter, please upload a copy to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (OFAS) secure website (instructions below). Please note that you only need to submit the letter once an academic year. 
  • Please follow this link for instructions on how to upload your CalVet College Fee Waiver letter.
  • Direct all questions regarding your waiver to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (OFAS) at fafiscal@uci.edu. 

For information on education benefits you may be eligible for, please visit our Accepted Educational Benefits web page by following the link here.