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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?

Online

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

Phone

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.