Post 9/11 (Chapter 33)


1A.  Application for VA Education Benefits

       (VA form 22-5490)

West Hills College Forms (required)

3D.  Memorandum of Understanding
3E.  HE 35 (General Education Waiver)

Registration Process (required)

4A. Request all transcripts from other colleges    

      Official transcripts must be sealed.

4B. Request SMART or AARTS Military Transcripts
4C. Bring in a copy of your DD-214

5.   Assessment/Placement Test

      Exemptions: English & Math Class completed 

      at another college.  Dates and Times – online

6.   Make appointment with VA Counselor/Advisor

      Call Fidela Byars (559) 925-3312

7.   Inform Fidela Byars of any class change

      and/or personal information


Post 9/11 GI Bill

Approved training under the Post-9/11 GI Bill includes graduate and undergraduate degrees, vocational/technical training, on-the-job training, flight training,  correspondence training, licensing, and national testing programs, entrepreneurship training and tutorial assistance. All training programs must be approved for GI Bill benefits.

This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. The Post-9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents.

Beginning August 1, 2011, break (or interval pay) will no longer be payable under Post-9/11 GI Bill except during periods your school is closed as a result of an Executive Order of the President or an emergency (such as a natural disaster or strike). For example, if your Fall term ends on December 15th and your Spring term begins January 10th, your January housing allowance will cover 15 days in December and your February housing allowance will cover 21 days in January.


The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.



You cannot be certified for G. I. Benefits without seeing Gary Sedgwick or Janet Young.  Each semester you must provide a  826 form with approved courses to the V. A. counselor/Advisor.  The school or training program official certifies to VA your enrollment in an approved program.

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