Admissions and Records Office
VETERANS GI BILL BENEFITS CHECKLIST
Apply for admission to Oxnard College at www.oxnardcollege.edu/apply
First Step: If you haven’t- Apply online for your GI Bill benefits at www.gibill.va.gov
After VA processes your application, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility in the mail from the VA.
Please bring this letter with you when you have all required documents to get certified.
Second step: Apply for Financial Aid. Complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. You may contact Rosleen
Aurora, she is the Financial Aid contact person for Veteran students. You may reach her by calling (805) 678-
5241 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Step: Make an appointment with the VA counselor by calling (805)678-5845. Appointments must be
made every semester to get the Service Form. If you have attended any prior institutions, take an unofficial
copy of your transcript with you to the counselor meeting and have one sent to the Admissions and Records
Office. Request official transcript by your 2nd semester! Students with outstanding transcripts at the end of
their second semester will not be certified until those transcripts are received by Admissions and Records.
Fourth Step: If you are receiving Chapter 33 and 35 and have been given Veteran Priority Registration, you DO
NOT need to pay immediately, If you are not using the above, you must pay at the time of registration.
Fifth Step: Turn in all documents below to the Admissions and Records Office once you are done finalizing
your class schedule. Paperwork cannot be accepted for certification no earlier than 30 days from the start of
the term. Please contact the admissions and records office for confirmation of acceptance date.
To comply with the VA regulations, official transcripts from all previous colleges, universities, or military
service must be on file in the Admissions & Records Office by your second semester before your benefits can
PLEASE BRING IN TO THE ADMISSIONS AND RECORDS OFFICE:
___Certificate of Eligibility for the Chapter of benefits that you are eligible for
___DD-214 if you were on active duty or DD-2384 Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) if in reserve
___Educational Program signed by the VA counselor (2 forms for new students and new major change).
___Veterans Agreement, enclosed
If you change your major, you must complete a NEW Educational Program with the VA counselor. Call the
Counseling Office at (805) 678-5845 to schedule an appointment with an academic counselor.
Additional information regarding using your benefits and getting started is available on-line through the
Oxnard College Admissions and Records website at: http://www.oxnardcollege.edu/gibill
Call the Admissions and Records Office at (805) 678-5810 if you have additional questions.