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

Before your initial visit:

Request Transcripts

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

For your initial visit:

Every semester:

  • Find your Concise Student Schedule:
    • Log in to myNMSU.edu
    • 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, Program and Catalog Year
    • Select Format PDF under Options
    • Click Run Audit and then Download PDF Audit
    • Print or Save report to desktop
  • Submit your Concise Student Schedule and STAR Degree Audit Report:

If Applicable:

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.

Before your initial visit:

Request Transcripts

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

For your initial visit:

Every semester:

  • Find your Concise Student Schedule:
    • Log in to myNMSU.edu
    • 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, Program and Catalog Year
    • Select Format PDF under Options
    • Click Run Audit and then Download PDF Audit
    • Print or Save report to desktop
  • Submit your Concise Student Schedule and STAR Degree Audit Report:

Verify Your Enrollment:

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.

If Applicable:

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

Before your initial visit:

  • Ask your VR&E Counselor to submit your VR&E VA Authorization (formerly known as VA Form 28-1905) to MVP

Request Transcripts

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

For your initial visit:

Every semester:

A current VR&E VA Authorization (formerly known as VA Form 28-1905) is required to request VA certification.

  • Find your Concise Student Schedule:
    • Log in to myNMSU.edu
    • 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, Program and Catalog Year
    • Select Format PDF under Options
    • Click Run Audit and then Download PDF Audit
    • Print or Save report to desktop
  • Submit your Concise Student Schedule and STAR Degree Audit Report:
  •  AFTER being certified, submit your signed book/supplies (arrival order) receipt:

NOTE: Chapter 31 students may purchase their books/supplies online through NMSU bookstore and SUBMIT TO MVP THE SIGNED ARRIVAL ORDER RECEIPT AFTER BEING CERTIFIEDMVP will send out an email confirmation to the student’s NMSU email account AFTER being certified.

If Applicable:

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.

Before your initial visit:

For your initial visit:

Every semester:

  • Find your Concise Student Schedule:
    • Log in to myNMSU.edu
    • 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, Program and Catalog Year
    • Select Format PDF under Options
    • Click Run Audit and then Download PDF Audit
    • Print or Save report to desktop
  • Submit your Concise Student Schedule and STAR Degree Audit Report:

If Applicable:

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 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:

Request Transcripts

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

For your initial visit:

Every semester:

  • Find your Concise Student Schedule:
    • Log in to myNMSU.edu
    • 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, Program and Catalog Year
    • Select Format PDF under Options
    • Click Run Audit and then Download PDF Audit
    • Print or Save report to desktop
  • Submit your Concise Student Schedule and STAR Degree Audit Report:

Verify Your Enrollment:

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.

If Applicable: