In order to ensure the timely delivery of your eligible benefits, please closely follow the procedures listed below.

STEP ONE: Complete an admissions application


Some Veteran specific information is housed in the Veterans Admissions website. Contact information and additional guidance can be found at

STEP TWO: Apply for VA benefits

To file for education benefits with the VA, visit

After you apply (and if you are approved) the VA will send you a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) in the mail. Submit documents to the campus Veteran’s Advisor/VA Certifying Official immediately (Robert Felix at:

STEP THREE: Apply for financial aid.

A common misperception is that Veteran or Veteran dependent students may not receive both financial aid and VA benefits – this is not always true. Students receiving VA education benefits are encouraged to also apply for financial aid.

STEP FOUR: Complete required Admissions steps

Admitted Freshmen:
Admitted Transfers:

STEP FIVE: Attend CI’s Island View Orientation (IVO)

New Student Orientation details:

If you have need of Disability Accommodations and Support Services (DASS) assistance please visit the DASS services Web page.

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