Veterans FAQ

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How do I contact the VA?

Veterans can call the VA GI Bill hotline at 1-888-442-4551 or visit www.benefits.va.gov to submit inquires using the “Ask a Question” feature.

How do I apply for my veterans benefits?

Apply online through VONAPP, the VA online application website. If you have used your veterans benefits before but are new to FPU, then complete Form 22-1995 (Request for Change of Program or Place of Training) through VONAPP and bring a copy to our office.

Where do I go to determine the amount of benefits I have remaining?

Go to www.gibill.va.gov and click on the WAVE link.

Attending FPU

What do I need to turn in to the School Certifying Official?

Once the veteran or dependent has applied for educational benefits, the student will need to submit a copy of their DD214 (if applicable) and Certificate/Letter of Eligibility to the School Certifying Official located in the Registrar’s Office.

Do I have to certify my classes every semester?

In order for your credits to be certified, you must confirm the total number of units you are enrolled in by notifying the School Certifying Official at the beginning of every semester.

Will the VA pay for a repeated course?

Benefits will not be paid for a course in which you already earned a passing grade.

Do I need to tell the Office of Veterans Services if I’m changing majors?

You will need to contact Veterans Services in the Registrar's Office and complete the appropriate form on VONAPP [either VA Form 22-1995 or Form 22-5495]. Please bring a copy of this completed form to Veterans Services.

What about adding a major or minor?

The VA allows a dual objective. Make sure you notify the academic advisor within the college of both majors/minor.

Is there any way I can lose my benefits?

Yes! To avoid that happening, remember to notify a Veterans Services advisor of the changes listed here:

  • Non-attendance in class (last date attended)
  • Non-attendance of the first day of class (beginning of term)
  • Dropping any classes (date you dropped)
  • Increase in credit hours (number and date)
  • Non-payment of fees  Classes not pertaining to your degree
  • Deployment (provide a copy of your orders)

Where is Veterans Services located?

In the Registrar's Office in McDonald Hall on the main campus at 1717 S. Chestnut Avenue, Fresno, CA.

Visit the VA's Education and Training FAQ page for commonly asked questions and answers.