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Certificate of Eligibility

What is Certificate of Eligibility (COE)?

It is a formal document that explains what VA entitlement you possess, through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

How Do I Get a COE?


This option is available for active-duty, veteran and dependent Ch.33 Post 9/11 GI Bill recipients only. You must register for a Premier account through Ebenefits, which is a free account. You must have the Premier Ebenefits account otherwise it will not populate the COE for viewing/printing. 

You may print off a copy of your COE by logging onto Ebenefits & following the following steps:

  • Manage
  • Education
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill Enrollment Status
    • Print this page and submit Page 1, Education Enrollment Status, only to the CSUSM Veterans Center


This option is available for federal Department of Veterans Affairs education benefit recipients. Call 1-888-GI BILL-1 (888-442-4551) to have copy mailed to you. VA processing time is 6 - 8 weeks.