Veterans Education Benefits - Veterans Affairs Office

Applying for Initial Title 38 Benefits

The amount of benefits awarded is determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs and is based on the number of credit hours (units) or clock hours for which a student is enrolled monthly. The process for applying for veterans educational benefits is different for New Students that have never received benefits before and for Continuing/Transfer Students that have already initiated benefits before.

Students applying for veterans' educational benefits should allow eight to ten weeks for processing before receiving benefits.

New Students

New students are those who have not used VA benefits before at any institutions of higher education. To apply for benefits please complete the following steps:

  1. Submit an online application for admission to Ohlone College.

  2. Complete and submit the appropriate VA application and supporting documents to Ohlone College Veterans Affairs Office, located in Room 7249, Building 7, second floor, Fremont campus. Information about Veterans' Education Benefits.

    Forms for Benefits
    Benefit Type Form

    Chapter 30, 1606 & 1607

    Form 22-1990 (PDF)

    Chapter 35

    Form 22-5490 (PDF)

    Chapter 31

    Eligibility/Application is determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs, Vocational Rehabilitation Office

    Applications can also be submitted to the VA directly online at VONAPP at www.gibill.va.gov.

    Required Supporting Documentation

    • DD-214 (Military Discharge Document) - Copy Member 4 (Ch 30 & 1607)
    • DD-2384 (NOBE - Notice of Basic Eligibility) - (Ch 1606, only)
    • Birth Certificate and a copy of the Veteran's DD-214 (Ch 35 - dependent)
    • Marriage Certificate and a copy of the Veteran's DD-214 (Ch 35 - spouse)

    Additional Form

  3. Set up an appointment to see the VA Certifying Official at (510) 659-6199. Please refer to the office hours.

Continuing/Transfer Students Process

This process is for students who are either using their benefits at Ohlone College and are changing their major or degree program or are transferring students from another college or university where they have already used VA educational benefits.

  1. Submit an online application for admission to Ohlone College.

  2. Complete the Change of Program or Place of Training form and submit the appropriate VA application and supporting document to the Ohlone College Veterans Affairs Office, located in Room 7249, Building 7, second floor, Financial Aid and Veterans Office. Information about Veterans' Education Benefits.

    Forms for Benefits
    Benefit Type Form

    Chapter 30, 1606 & 1607

    Form 22-1995 (PDF)

    Chapter 35

    Form 22-5495 (PDF)

    Required Supporting Documentation

    • DD-214 (Military Discharge Document) - Copy Member 4 (Ch 30 & 1607)
    • DD-2384 (NOBE - Notice of Basic Eligibility) - (Ch 1606, only)
    • Birth Certificate and a copy of the Veteran's DD-214 (Ch 35 - dependent)
    • Marriage Certificate and a copy of the Veteran's DD-214 (Ch 35 - spouse)

    Additional Form

  3. Please set up an appointment to see the VA Certifying Official at (510) 659-6199. Please refer to the office hours.

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