Cal State East Bay’s Veteran Office, located on the Hayward campus in the Student Services and Administration (SA) Building, is dedicated to providing services to veterans interested in pursuing educational goals and applying for benefits. The University’s Veteran Affairs Coordinator is available to meet with students, answer questions, and provide direction to academic advisors who can help develop educational plans.
Veteran Affairs Coordinator
The Veteran Affairs Coordinator at Cal State East Bay provides advice to veterans, reservists, and dependents of service disabled or deceased veterans who are completing and filing V.A. claim forms for federal and state education assistance programs. In addition, the Veteran Affairs Coordinator can assist with special registration procedures required for students in a V.A. Fee Waiver program for dependents and disabled veterans.
All new students should speak with the Veteran Affairs Coordinator to review the requirements of the program and ensure the proper documentation is completed. Contact Cal State East Bay’s Veteran Affairs Coordinator at (510) 885-3669 or email@example.com to schedule an appointment with the V.A. Office on the Hayward campus located in the Enrollment Information Center of the the Student Services and Administration Building.
Veterans’ Educational Benefits
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Education Service provides information on obtaining V.A. benefits. In most cases, the first step is to complete the V.A. application form 22-1990 and submit it to the appropriate V.A. regional office.
V.A. application forms are available on the Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP) site. To submit your application online, go to http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov.
Students seeking federal V.A. benefits for study at Cal State East Bay must complete a Veteran Request for Certification form each quarter. Vocational Rehabilitation students are exempt from this requirement, but must have their counselor submit the VA 28-1905 form each quarter.
Cal Vet Fee Waiver
The dependent child, spouse, or unmarried surviving spouses of a service-connected disabled or deceased veteran may be entitled to tuition and Cal Vet Fee Waiver benefits at any campus of the California State University system, University of California system, or California Community Colleges. To obtain eligibility requirements and assistance in applying for these benefits, please contact your local County Veteran Service Office. Forms and local office contact information is available on the California Association of County Veteran Services Officers Website at www.cacvso.org. Contact Cal State East Bay’s Veteran Affairs Coordinator for more information.
Approval for benefits under the Cal Vet Fee Waiver program shall be granted on an Academic Year (AY) basis. There shall be no partial year grants of benefits. Applicants must re-apply each year to maintain entitlement. Approvals may be granted only for the current Academic Year, or the immediate upcoming Academic Year.
Financial Aid for Veterans
If you have any veterans benefits including the Cal Vet Fee Waiver, your cost of attendance at Cal State East Bay is adjusted based on your reduction of fees. In general, your monthly veteran benefits are counted as a resource in determining your financial aid eligibility. Contact a financial aid counselor at the Office of Financial Aid during your admission process for more information.
Office of Financial Aid
Enrollment Information Center, Student Services & Administration (SA) Building
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA 94542
(510) 885-2784 firstname.lastname@example.org
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
A student whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 may be eligible to receive the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant. Must be ineligible for a Federal Pell Grant due only to having less financial need than is required to receive Pell funds, be under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of the parent’s or guardian’s death. See the Financial Aid Grants web site for more information about obtaining this grant.
Deborah Hansana, Veterans Affairs Coordinator email@example.com
Marc Strong, Veterans Outreach Specialist Marc.firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Serrano, Veterans Admission Evaluator email@example.com
Stephen Faletti, Assistant Director of Financial Aid firstname.lastname@example.org
Clubs and Organizations
Cal State East Bay has many opportunities for you to meet people and be part of campus life. Choose from more than 90 academic athletic, Greek, honor, religious, recreational, student government, and cultural clubs and organizations. Student government, service to the community and leadership groups provide ways for you to get involved and make a difference.
Student Life and Leadership on the Hayward Campus
Student Life and Leadership provides opportunities for student learning beyond the classroom through a variety of seminars, classes and conferences presented by campus and community leaders.
Special programs include:
- Recognition and development of student organizations
- Orientation programs for new students;
- Opportunities to build alliances with faculty, staff, alumni and community leaders, student leadership development programs.
Air Force ROTC at U.C. Berkeley
Air Force ROTC is offered through the Aerospace Studies department at U.C. Berkeley. Scholarships (including tuition, book allowance, and stipend) are available for qualified students. Students may enroll and attend one course per semester at the U.C. Berkeley campus at no cost.
Topics covered in AFROTC courses include Basic Military knowledge (1-credit), Military History (1-credit), Leadership Training (3-credits), and U.S. National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty (3-credits). Additional components of the ROTC program include 3 hours per week of fitness activities, 2 hours per week of Leadership Lab, and a 4-week Summer Field Training. Upon completion of the program and granting of 4-year degree, students will commission as Second Lieutenants in the United States Air Force. To be eligible for AFROTC, applicants should be a full time student and meet additional fitness, GPA, testing, and other requirements.
Army ROTC at California State University, East Bay
The Army ROTC club is for CSU East Bay students who are participating as cadets in the UC Berkeley Army Reserve Officer Training Course (ROTC). The club holds events on campus quarterly, provides a color guard for some athletic events and participates in team intramural sports.
ROTC prepares you for a career of service and success – service to your community as an Officer in the Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve and ultimate success in life because of the top-notch leadership development, management training and experience you will receive. Army ROTC emphasizes the importance of maintaining good academic standings and for all cadets to complete their degrees. In order to assist our cadets in focusing on their studies rather the financial burden of higher education, Army ROTC offers the opportunity to compete for full tuition or Room and Board scholarships.
There are three courses offered per academic term at no cost for cadets, for more information visit our website at http://army.berkeley.edu, or call (510) 643-7682