Student Certification Checklists

Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)

You may be able to get benefits through the Post-9/11 GI Bill if you:

  • Qualify for any GI Bill program, and
  • Have served on active duty for at least 90 days, whether continuous (all at once) or interrupted (for shorter periods over time), after September 10, 2001

Learn more about the Post-9/11 GI Bill

You may be able to transfer all 36 months or a portion of your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to a spouse or child. The Department of Defense approves a transfer of benefits. Learn about transferring Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. PDF: Transfer Post-9/11 benefits.

Before your initial visit:

  • Apply to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for your VA Education Benefits to receive your Certificate of Eligibility.

For your initial visit:

  • Complete and submit the following documents to NMSU Military and Veterans Programs:

Every semester:

  • Find your Concise Student Schedule:
    • Log in to myNMSU
    • Select the Student tab
    • Click Concise Student Schedule under Quick Links
  • Run your STAR Degree Audit Report
    • Log in to STAR Degree Audit
    • Choose a College or Branch Campus, Program and Catalog Year
    • Select Format PDF under Options
    • Click Run Audit and then Download PDF Audit
    • Open or Save report to desktop
  • Submit your Concise Student Schedule and STAR Degree Audit Report:
    • In person: Corbett Center Student Union, Room 244 (2nd Floor)
    • By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
    • By fax: (575) 646-1113

If Applicable:

MVP Waiver

Effective July 1, 2015, qualified veterans and dependents (who do not live in New Mexico) can receive in-state tuition as directed by New Mexico House Bill 427. If qualified under the New Mexico House Bill 427, then submit a signed Resident Tuition Application for Active Military, Veterans and Dependents of the U.S. Armed Forces to NMSU Military and Veterans Programs School Certifying Officials within 2 weeks of the start of the semester. School Certifying Officials will verify that the veteran is eligible for benefits as outlined in New Mexico House Bill 427.

Other

Montgomery GI Bill Active – MGIB-AD (Chapter 30)

You can get benefits through MGIB-AD if you served at least 2 years on active duty, and you:

  • Were honorably discharged, and
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or 12 hours of college credit, and
  • Meet other requirements

Learn more about MGIB-AD.

Before your initial visit:

  • Apply to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for your VA Education Benefits to receive your Certificate of Eligibility.

For your initial visit:

  • Complete and submit the following documents to NMSU Military and Veterans Programs:

Every semester:

  • Find your Concise Student Schedule:
    • Log in to myNMSU
    • Select the Student tab
    • Click Concise Student Schedule under Quick Links
  • Run your STAR Degree Audit Report
    • Log in to STAR Degree Audit
    • Choose a College or Branch Campus, Program and Catalog Year
    • Select Format PDF under Options
    • Click Run Audit and then Download PDF Audit
    • Open or Save report to desktop
  • Submit your Concise Student Schedule and STAR Degree Audit Report:
    • In person: Corbett Center Student Union, Room 244 (2nd Floor)
    • By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
    • By fax: (575) 646-1113

If Applicable:

MVP Waiver

Effective July 1, 2015, qualified veterans and dependents (who do not live in New Mexico) can receive in-state tuition as directed by New Mexico House Bill 427. If qualified under the New Mexico House Bill 427, then submit a signed Resident Tuition Application for Active Military, Veterans and Dependents of the U.S. Armed Forces to NMSU Military and Veterans Programs School Certifying Officials within 2 weeks of the start of the semester. School Certifying Officials will verify that the veteran is eligible for benefits as outlined in New Mexico House Bill 427.

Other

Montgomery GI Bill Active – MGIB-SR (Chapter 1606)

You can get benefits through MGIB-SR if you’re a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Cost Guard Reserves, Army National Guard, or Air National Guard, and you:

  • Have either a 6-year service obligation (you agreed to serve 6 years) in the Selected Service, or
  • Are an officer in the Selected Reserve who agreed to serve 6 years in addition to your initial service obligation, and
  • Meet other requirements

Learn more about MGIB-SR.

Before your initial visit:

  • Apply to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for your VA Education Benefits to receive your Certificate of Eligibility.

For your initial visit:

  • Complete and submit the following documents to NMSU Military and Veterans Programs:

Every semester:

  • Find your Concise Student Schedule:
    • Log in to myNMSU
    • Select the Student tab
    • Click Concise Student Schedule under Quick Links
  • Run your STAR Degree Audit Report
    • Log in to STAR Degree Audit
    • Choose a College or Branch Campus, Program and Catalog Year
    • Select Format PDF under Options
    • Click Run Audit and then Download PDF Audit
    • Open or Save report to desktop
  • Submit your Concise Student Schedule and STAR Degree Audit Report:
    • In person: Corbett Center Student Union, Room 244 (2nd Floor)
    • By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
    • By fax: (575) 646-1113

If Applicable:

MVP Waiver

Effective July 1, 2015, qualified veterans and dependents (who do not live in New Mexico) can receive in-state tuition as directed by New Mexico House Bill 427. If qualified under the New Mexico House Bill 427, then submit a signed Resident Tuition Application for Active Military, Veterans and Dependents of the U.S. Armed Forces to NMSU Military and Veterans Programs School Certifying Officials within 2 weeks of the start of the semester. School Certifying Officials will verify that the veteran is eligible for benefits as outlined in New Mexico House Bill 427.

Other

Reserve Educational Assistance Program – REAP (Chapter 1607)

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 ended REAP on November 25, 2015. Some individuals will remain eligible for REAP benefits until November 25, 2019, while others are no longer eligible for REAP benefits.

Before your initial visit:

  • Apply to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for your VA Education Benefits to receive your Certificate of Eligibility.

For your initial visit:

  • Complete and submit the following documents to NMSU Military and Veterans Programs:

Every semester:

  • Find your Concise Student Schedule:
    • Log in to myNMSU
    • Select the Student tab
    • Click Concise Student Schedule under Quick Links
  • Run your STAR Degree Audit Report
    • Log in to STAR Degree Audit
    • Choose a College or Branch Campus, Program and Catalog Year
    • Select Format PDF under Options
    • Click Run Audit and then Download PDF Audit
    • Open or Save report to desktop
  • Submit your Concise Student Schedule and STAR Degree Audit Report:
    • In person: Corbett Center Student Union, Room 244 (2nd Floor)
    • By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
    • By fax: (575) 646-1113

If Applicable:

MVP Waiver

Effective July 1, 2015, qualified veterans and dependents (who do not live in New Mexico) can receive in-state tuition as directed by New Mexico House Bill 427. If qualified under the New Mexico House Bill 427, then submit a signed Resident Tuition Application for Active Military, Veterans and Dependents of the U.S. Armed Forces to NMSU Military and Veterans Programs School Certifying Officials within 2 weeks of the start of the semester. School Certifying Officials will verify that the veteran is eligible for benefits as outlined in New Mexico House Bill 427.

Other

Dependent’s Education Assistance Program (Chapter 35)

You may qualify for education benefits if you’re the child or spouse of a Veteran who:

  • Is permanently and totally disabled due to a service-connected disability, or
  • Died while on active duty or as a result of a service-connected disability

Learn more about Survivors’ and Dependents’ Assistance.

Before your initial visit:

  • Apply to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for your VA Education Benefits to receive your Certificate of Eligibility.

For your initial visit:

  • Complete and submit the following documents to NMSU Military and Veterans Programs:

Every semester:

  • Find your Concise Student Schedule:
    • Log in to myNMSU
    • Select the Student tab
    • Click Concise Student Schedule under Quick Links
  • Run your STAR Degree Audit Report
    • Log in to STAR Degree Audit
    • Choose a College or Branch Campus, Program and Catalog Year
    • Select Format PDF under Options
    • Click Run Audit and then Download PDF Audit
    • Open or Save report to desktop
  • Submit your Concise Student Schedule and STAR Degree Audit Report:
    • In person: Corbett Center Student Union, Room 244 (2nd Floor)
    • By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
    • By fax: (575) 646-1113

If Applicable:

MVP Waiver

Effective July 1, 2015, qualified veterans and dependents (who do not live in New Mexico) can receive in-state tuition as directed by New Mexico House Bill 427. If qualified under the New Mexico House Bill 427, then submit a signed Resident Tuition Application for Active Military, Veterans and Dependents of the U.S. Armed Forces to NMSU Military and Veterans Programs School Certifying Officials within 2 weeks of the start of the semester. School Certifying Officials will verify that the veteran is eligible for benefits as outlined in New Mexico House Bill 427.

Other

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31)

Servicemembers expecting a discharge that is other than dishonorable who possess a VA memorandum or Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) rating of 20 percent or more—as well as Servicemembers currently going through a Physical Evaluation Board—may be eligible to receive VR&E services.
Learn more about about VR&E.

Before your initial visit:

  • Get confirmation that your VA Case Manager has submitted VA Form 28-1905

For your initial visit:

Every semester:

  • Find your Concise Student Schedule:
    • Log in to myNMSU
    • Select the Student tab
    • Click Concise Student Schedule under Quick Links
  • Run your STAR Degree Audit Report
    • Log in to STAR Degree Audit
    • Choose a College or Branch Campus, Program and Catalog Year
    • Select Format PDF under Options
    • Click Run Audit and then Download PDF Audit
    • Open or Save report to desktop
  • Submit your Concise Student Schedule and STAR Degree Audit Report:
    • In person: Corbett Center Student Union, Room 244 (2nd Floor)
    • By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
    • By fax: (575) 646-1113

If Applicable:

MVP Waiver

Effective July 1, 2015, qualified veterans and dependents (who do not live in New Mexico) can receive in-state tuition as directed by New Mexico House Bill 427. If qualified under the New Mexico House Bill 427, then submit a signed Resident Tuition Application for Active Military, Veterans and Dependents of the U.S. Armed Forces to NMSU Military and Veterans Programs School Certifying Officials within 2 weeks of the start of the semester. School Certifying Officials will verify that the veteran is eligible for benefits as outlined in New Mexico House Bill 427.

Other