If this is the first time you are using your educational benefits, follow this process:
Step 1: Apply and be admitted as a UCR Student.
Step 2: Apply for Federal Financial Aid by completing the FAFSA Form.
Step 3: Establish your educational benefits eligibility through the VA.
Step 4: Once enrolled in UCR classes, certify your enrollment with Financial Aid.
Step 5: Connect with other veterans on campus.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is the government agency responsible for determining an individual’s eligibility for VA education benefits.
Please include your UCR Student ID number on all documents submitted to the Financial Aid Office. You can drop your forms off at the Highlander One-Stop Shop, scan/email the documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax them to (951) 827-5619.