* The VETS office is working with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) representatives to determine the potential impact on VA beneficiaries. The VETS team is available to answer questions via email at Contact Us during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.  You may also contact the VA Regional Office at 1-888-442-4551, Monday through Friday from 6 am to 3 pm, or follow them on social media for updates, https://www.facebook.com/gibillEducation/.

Veterans Education & Transition Services

VET Center works as a liaison between CSN students and the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist veterans and their dependents with their educational benefits and academic needs. The Center not only certifies enrollment, it provides timely and accurate information on VA related issues, as well as a place for our veteran students to socialize and study.

Student Benefits for Veterans include:

  • Assistance with educational benefits application
  • CSN admission assistance
  • Liaison to veteran’s regional office
  • Study location
  • Personal academic counseling
  • Information on local job opportunities
  • Veteran work-study possibilities

Apply for VA Educational Benefits NOW

Whether you are a First Time Applicant or have already been approved for VA Educational Benefits, you can apply here.

Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 VA Benefits Claims Guide Effective 05/01/2020

New Students (including new Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation students): Please contact us via email.  We will reply with a new student packet you will need to complete along with a list of other documents that must be submitted via email before we can accept your Summer 2021 and/or Fall 2021 claim. For Chapter 33, Post 9/11 and Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation, we will not be able to protect your classes until all the documents have been received.

Returning Students not changing their major (including Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation students: Please file an online claim using the below “Submit Online Claim” link. Your claim will be filed with the major declared to the VA at the time of your previously certified claim.  Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation students, must have an active E- Authorization on file for us to accept the claim and protect classes.

Returning Students Changing Majors (including Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation students): Please file an online claim using the above “Submit Online Claim” link and make sure to indicate you are changing your major. If you state "Yes" you are changing a major, a VA representative will contact you to discuss your new program.  Please make sure you provide a working phone number and email address to be reached.   Also make sure the correct major is declared in MyCSN prior to 6/6/2021 for Summer, and 8/29/2021 for Fall semester.  We CANNOT certify your benefits under the new major unless that major is declared in MyCSN Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation students, must have an active E-Authorization on file for us to accept the claim and protect classes.

It can take the VETS Center up to 30 days after the date of submission to report your approved courses to the Department of Veteran Affairs.

These students should consider the following requirements:

Health Sciences Majors: Please make sure you have the correct major declared in MyCSN. Also, it is recommended you visit the www.csn.edu/health website for limited entry requirements, complete an orientation, and meet with an advisor.

Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation students: Please consult with your Vocational Rehabilitation counselor to ensure they generate an E-Authorization for your classes and your books. We will not be able to accept your claim and protect your classes if the VETS office has not received your current E-Authorization.

Resident Course Requirements (Post 9/11 Beneficiaries)

Section 2001 or higher- Courses with a section numbered 2001 or higher designates they were originally supposed to be offered in-person but switched to remote location due to COVID-19. We are authorized by the VA to reports these courses as Resident until December 21, 2021.

Web-remote – These courses must include a day and time. We use this designation of courses that were originally supposed to be offered in-person but switched to remote location due to COVID-19. We are authorized by the VA to reports these courses as Resident until December 21, 2021.

In-Person - In-person courses are conducted fully in-person in a traditional classroom environment. We report these to the VA as Resident credit hours.

Off-Campus – Off-campus courses are conducted in-person at a non-CSN campus location. We report these to the VA as Resident credit hours.

Hybrid - Hybrid courses, which must list a day and time. We report these to the VA as Resident credit hours.

Web-online - Web-online are courses that are conducted fully-online. We report these to the VA as Distance credit hours.

NOTE: Remedial courses must be taken In-person or meet one of the residency exceptions in order to be certified and they are reported to the VA as Remedial/Deficient Hours and count as in-person courses for BAH considerations. Examples of remedial courses are MATH 96, MATH 20, MATH 24, MATH 26, and ENG 98.

Courses listed as "Web-online" will still be reported as distance hours - so it is important to have at least one course with a section 2001 or higher, In-person, Off-campus, Web-remote, or Hybrid course in Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 to receive BAH benefits at the Resident rate related to Chapter 33 Post 9-11 for that period of enrollment.

Submit Online Claim
Claim submission to CSN VETS Center for returning students
(This is not the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) verification below)