The steps below will assist you as you pursue your degree using your military and veteran’s benefits.

Step One: Apply

Apply for admission to Colorado State University

Step Two: Get Started Using Your VA Educational Benefits

New students are those who have not used VA benefits before at any institution of higher education.

To apply for benefits you will need to complete the appropriate VA application and submit it along with the required supporting documentation directly to the VA using the VONAPP  website. Or, complete and submit the appropriate VA application and provide supporting documents by mail: Department of Veterans Affairs PO Box 66830 St. Louis, MO 63166-6830

Understand the Standards of Satisfactory Progress

Step Three: Apply for Financial Aid

You may be eligible for other types of financial aid while receiving your Veterans Educational Benefits. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). CSU’s school code is 001350.

For other financial aid questions please visit the Office of Financial Aid.

Step Four: Meet with a CSU Academic Advisor Within Your Major

Review your degree plan to ensure that your course selection is in alignment with your program of study. If you are bringing credits from another source a Prior Credit Memorandum must be completed; if you are an Undergraduate your advisor must sign to verify the credits.

Undergraduate Students should review their Degree Progress Audit via your RAMweb.
Graduate Students should work with their Faculty Advisor as well as follow the processes for filing a GS-6 (See Step 3: Program of Study).

Step Five: Complete Your Paperwork

Bring all your completed paperwork to the CSU Military and Educational Benefits Office by email, fax, or in person; you will be advised if there are any additional requirements once your documents have been reviewed.

Step Six: Talk with a Veteran Career Counselor

CSU would like to encourage you to meet with a Veteran Career Counselor to discuss your career goals, look at the job market and discuss options on completing a career exploration assessment.

To sign up for Veteran Success Services and to set up an appointment e-mail Adult Learner and Veteran Services.

Step Seven: Last, but not Least...

Enjoy utilizing your VA Education Benefits, and DON’T FORGET to fill out a worksheet EVERY semester.

Check out our Continuing Benefits Students page for additional information.