Compare Chapter 30 with Chapter 33 - Election of Chapter 33 is irrevocable
Read a comparison before you proceed.

Follow the steps below to start your Chapter 30 benefits at Cuesta College:

1. Apply for Post-9/11 GI-Bill

Apply online with VONAPP (Veterans On-Line Application.
You may need a few documents to complete
the application.

2. Apply to Cuesta College

New or former students, absent two (2) or more semesters,
excluding summer session must submit admission application.

3. Submit transcripts

Request official transcripts from all other colleges/universities
attended, including high school. Request military transcripts
online through JST (Joint Services Transcript)
or Credentials Service for Air Force transcripts.

4. Complete Assessment

English and mathematics assessment testing provides
placement towards achieving your educational goals.

5. Complete Online Orientation

In myCuesta, go to Student tab, Steps to Success channel,
then click on Online Orientation.

6. Complete SEP

Make an appointment with a counselor. Ensure the counselor
knows that you are a veteran and that you are using the GI Bill.

7. Submit DD214

Bring DD214 to the VRC to receive priority registration.

8. Register

Register in myCuesta for classes on your SEP. Only classes
related to your educational goal are eligible for certification.

9. Get Certified

→ Call (805) 546-3142 to make an appointment.
→ Bring in copy of your SEP, DD214 and Letter of Eligibility.
You must get certified every semester!