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 9/11 education benefits.  PDF: Post-911 GI Bill® – Transferability.

Request Transcripts

Official military, college, and high school transcripts must be sent directly to NMSU from each institution.
You can request military transcripts at:

VA Benefit Enrollment Certification

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

Used your VA education benefits before? Complete the "Updating my program of study or place of training" through VA.gov under the "Find your education benefits form" tab.
Complete and submit the following documents to Military and Veterans Programs:

- Department of Veterans Affairs Certificate of Eligibility
- MVP Student Information Sheet
- MVP Student Responsibilities Form
- MVP Resident Tuition Waiver

By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
By fax: (575) 646-1113
Find your Concise Student Schedule (follow the Running a Concise Student Schedule guide to obtain a copy):

- Log in to myNMSU.edu
- Select the Student tab
- Click  Concise Student Schedule under Quick Links

Run your STAR Degree Audit Report (follow the Running a STAR Degree Audit guide to obtain a copy):

- Log in to STAR Degree Audit
- Choose a College, Program, and Catalog Year
- Select Format PDF under Options
- Click Run Audit and then Download PDF Audit
- Print or Save the report to desktop

Submit your Concise Student Schedule and STAR Degree Audit Report:
- By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
- By fax: (575) 646-1113

As of December 17, 2021, Chapter 33 students must verify their enrollment status each month to continue receiving their Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments.  Students can verify their enrollment status in one of two ways:

- Text Messaging – Students who choose to Opt-In will receive a text message each month prompting them to verify their enrollment.  To Opt-In contact the Education Call Center (ECC) at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to ensure the VA has your mobile phone number.  After opting in, you can verify your enrollment by responding to a text message from the VA.
- Telephone – Students may call the Education Call Center (ECC) at 1-888-442-4551 to verify their enrollment.  NOTE: Wait times may be high due to the number of students verifying each month.

Please review the CH33 Enrollment Verification Process Guide or Enrollment Verification FAQs for more information.

- Submit Request for Change of Program or Place of Training from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs
- Submit Dependents’ Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Dependents’ Only)
- Submit Course Approval Form from Military and Veterans Programs
- Submit Dual Major Approval Form from Military and Veterans Programs
- Submit Secondary Enrollment Form from Military and Veterans Programs
- Submit Program of Study for Masters Students (form for Master’s Students who do not have a degree audit)
- Submit Change of Campus Request if you are a current student enrolled at one of NMSU’s community college campuses and would like to transition to the NMSU-Las Cruces campus.

Submit to:
- By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
- By fax: (575) 646-1113

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.


Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty – 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.

Request Transcripts

Official military, college, and high school transcripts must be sent directly to NMSU from each institution.
You can request military transcripts at:

VA Benefit Enrollment Certification

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

Used your VA education benefits before? Complete the "Updating my program of study or place of training" through VA.gov under the "Find your education benefits form" tab.
Complete and submit the following documents to Military and Veterans Programs:

- Department of Veterans Affairs Certificate of Eligibility
- MVP Student Information Sheet
- MVP Student Responsibilities Form
- MVP Resident Tuition Waiver

By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
By fax: (575) 646-1113
Find your Concise Student Schedule (follow the Running a Concise Student Schedule guide to obtain a copy):

- Log in to myNMSU.edu
- Select the Student tab
- Click  Concise Student Schedule under Quick Links

Run your STAR Degree Audit Report (follow the Running a STAR Degree Audit guide to obtain a copy):

- Log in to STAR Degree Audit
- Choose a College, Program, and Catalog Year
- Select Format PDF under Options
- Click Run Audit and then Download PDF Audit
- Print or Save the report to desktop

Submit your Concise Student Schedule and STAR Degree Audit Report:
- By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
- By fax: (575) 646-1113

Chapter 30 students must verify their enrollment at the end of each month to receive their monthly stipend. You may call 877-823-2378 or submit an online W.A.V.E. verification.

- Submit Request for Change of Program or Place of Training from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs
- Submit Dependents’ Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Dependents’ Only)
- Submit Course Approval Form from Military and Veterans Programs
- Submit Dual Major Approval Form from Military and Veterans Programs
- Submit Secondary Enrollment Form from Military and Veterans Programs
- Submit Program of Study for Masters Students (form for Master’s Students who do not have a degree audit)
- Submit Change of Campus Request if you are a current student enrolled at one of NMSU’s community college campuses and would like to transition to the NMSU-Las Cruces campus.

Submit to:
- By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
- By fax: (575) 646-1113

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.


Veteran Readiness and Employment Service (Chapter 31)

Service members 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 Service members currently going through a Physical Evaluation Board—may be eligible to receive VR&E services.  Learn about the VR&E program and apply at: https://www.va.gov/careers-employment/vocational-rehabilitation/how-to-apply

Request Transcripts

Official military, college, and high school transcripts must be sent directly to NMSU from each institution.

You can request military transcripts at:

VA Benefit Enrollment Certification

Apply to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for your VA Education Benefits.

Ask your VR&E Counselor to submit your VR&E VA Authorization (formerly known as VA Form 28-1905) to MVP
Complete and submit the following documents to Military and Veterans Programs:

- VR&E Counselor must submit your VR&E VA Authorization (formerly known as VA Form 28-1905)
- MVP Student Information Sheet
- MVP Student Responsibilities Form
- MVP Resident Tuition Waiver

By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
By fax: (575) 646-1113
A current VR&E VA Authorization (formerly known as VA Form 28-1905) is required to request VA certification.

Find your Concise Student Schedule (follow the Running a Concise Student Schedule guide to obtain a copy):

- Log in to myNMSU.edu
- Select the Student tab
- Click  Concise Student Schedule under Quick Links

Run your STAR Degree Audit Report (follow the Running a STAR Degree Audit guide to obtain a copy):

- Log in to STAR Degree Audit
- Choose a College, Program, and Catalog Year
- Select Format PDF under Options
- Click Run Audit and then Download PDF Audit
- Print or Save the report to desktop

Submit your Concise Student Schedule and STAR Degree Audit Report:
- By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
- By fax: (575) 646-1113
AFTER being certified, submit your signed book/supplies (arrival order) receipt:
- By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
- By fax: (575) 646-1113

NOTE: Chapter 31 students may purchase their books/supplies online through the NMSU bookstore and SUBMIT TO MVP THE SIGNED ARRIVAL ORDER RECEIPT AFTER BEING CERTIFIED. MVP will send out an email confirmation to the student’s NMSU email account AFTER being certified.
- Submit Request for Change of Program or Place of Training from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs
- Submit Dependents’ Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Dependents’ Only)
- Submit Course Approval Form from Military and Veterans Programs
- Submit Dual Major Approval Form from Military and Veterans Programs
- Submit Secondary Enrollment Form from Military and Veterans Programs
- Submit Program of Study for Masters Students (form for Master’s Students who do not have a degree audit)
- Submit Change of Campus Request if you are a current student enrolled at one of NMSU’s community college campuses and would like to transition to the NMSU-Las Cruces campus.

Submit to:
- By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
- By fax: (575) 646-1113

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.


Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (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.

VA Benefit Enrollment Certification

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

Used your VA education benefits before? Complete the "Updating my program of study or place of training" through VA.gov under the "Find your education benefits form" tab.
Complete and submit the following documents to Military and Veterans Programs:

- Department of Veterans Affairs Certificate of Eligibility
- MVP Student Information Sheet
- MVP Student Responsibilities Form
- MVP Resident Tuition Waiver

By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
By fax: (575) 646-1113
Find your Concise Student Schedule (follow the Running a Concise Student Schedule guide to obtain a copy):

- Log in to myNMSU.edu
- Select the Student tab
- Click  Concise Student Schedule under Quick Links

Run your STAR Degree Audit Report (follow the Running a STAR Degree Audit guide to obtain a copy):

- Log in to STAR Degree Audit
- Choose a College, Program, and Catalog Year
- Select Format PDF under Options
- Click Run Audit and then Download PDF Audit
- Print or Save the report to desktop

Submit your Concise Student Schedule and STAR Degree Audit Report:
- By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
- By fax: (575) 646-1113
- Submit Request for Change of Program or Place of Training from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs
- Submit Dependents’ Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Dependents’ Only)
- Submit Course Approval Form from Military and Veterans Programs
- Submit Dual Major Approval Form from Military and Veterans Programs
- Submit Secondary Enrollment Form from Military and Veterans Programs
- Submit Program of Study for Masters Students (form for Master’s Students who do not have a degree audit)
- Submit Change of Campus Request if you are a current student enrolled at one of NMSU’s community college campuses and would like to transition to the NMSU-Las Cruces campus.

Submit to:
- By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
- By fax: (575) 646-1113

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.


Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve – 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 Coast 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.

Request Transcripts

Official military, college, and high school transcripts must be sent directly to NMSU from each institution.
You can request military transcripts at:

VA Benefit Enrollment Certification

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

Used your VA education benefits before? Complete the "Updating my program of study or place of training" through VA.gov under the "Find your education benefits form" tab.
Complete and submit the following documents to Military and Veterans Programs:

- Department of Veterans Affairs Certificate of Eligibility
- MVP Student Information Sheet
- MVP Student Responsibilities Form
- MVP Resident Tuition Waiver

By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
By fax: (575) 646-1113
Find your Concise Student Schedule (follow the Running a Concise Student Schedule guide to obtain a copy):

- Log in to myNMSU.edu
- Select the Student tab
- Click  Concise Student Schedule under Quick Links

Run your STAR Degree Audit Report (follow the Running a STAR Degree Audit guide to obtain a copy):

- Log in to STAR Degree Audit
- Choose a College, Program, and Catalog Year
- Select Format PDF under Options
- Click Run Audit and then Download PDF Audit
- Print or Save the report to desktop

Submit your Concise Student Schedule and STAR Degree Audit Report:
- By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
- By fax: (575) 646-1113

Chapter 1606 students must verify their enrollment at the end of each month to receive their monthly stipend. You may call 877-823-2378 or submit an online W.A.V.E. verification.

- Submit Request for Change of Program or Place of Training from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs
- Submit Dependents’ Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Dependents’ Only)
- Submit Course Approval Form from Military and Veterans Programs
- Submit Dual Major Approval Form from Military and Veterans Programs
- Submit Secondary Enrollment Form from Military and Veterans Programs
- Submit Program of Study for Masters Students (form for Master’s Students who do not have a degree audit)
- Submit Change of Campus Request if you are a current student enrolled at one of NMSU’s community college campuses and would like to transition to the NMSU-Las Cruces campus.

Submit to:
- By email: mvp@nmsu.edu
- By fax: (575) 646-1113

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.