Summer 2020 Registration is now here!

There are a few changes made to the way  you will be certifying for your VA Educational Benefits this Summer session. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the current "Stay at Home" Directive by the state of California, the Veterans Resource Center at East Los Angeles College has had to change the way we provide our student services. The change to a virtual modality requires that you complete  your VA Certification forms online now and submit them by email. If you are a student veteran who is receiving Chapter 31 benefits, your process for receiving your books and paying for tuition has also changed. Click here to see the new process for Chapter 31 Voc Rehab certifications: VR&E Certification Process Summer 2020
Picture of a Post 9/11 GI Bill Graduation Hat with Instructions on How to Certify for GI Bill benefits for the Summer 2020 Session.

CERTIFICATION PROCESS FOR SUMMER 2020 SESSION (All Chapters Including Chapter 31)

In  order to certify for your VA Educational Benefits for the Summer 2020 session, you will need to complete the Veterans Request for Certification form located here on the VRC website and submit to the School Certifying Official at ELAC. The link to find the form is listed below:

In addition, you will notice that nearly all classes have been converted to an online learning format.
In order to ensure that you get the full BAH for your GI Bill Benefits, you will need to make sure that the courses you are enrolling in were originally scheduled as "In-Resident" (on campus) courses prior to certification. Course that were originally designated as "Online" courses will only receive 1/2 of the monthly BAH for GI Bill benefits. Courses that have days of the week and times listed next to them were originally on campus "In-Resident" courses that were converted over to an online modality and will still be classified as "In-Resident" for full BAH payments. The courses that are listed as "10 HR 30 Min/WK TBA" or similar are courses that were originally scheduled as online only and will only receive the 1/2 BAH for GI Bill benefits if you only enroll in these courses for the Summer. (see screenshot below to differentiate between the two types of courses)

Screenshot of a sample of the Summer 2020 class schedule showing the difference between an

If you have additional questions regarding how to differentiate between these courses and how the will affect your monthly housing allowance or certification, please reach out to the VRC staff.