Getting Started at George Fox University

Step One: Apply for admissions at George Fox University (enrollment deposit cannot be billed to the VA)
Step Two: Get started using your VA educational benefits
  • Apply to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for your education benefits. If you have not already done so, go to
  • After receiving your Certification of Eligibility, send a copy to

    If benefits were received at a different institution prior to admission at George Fox University:

  • Fill out a 22-1995 Change of Place of Training Form through Send a copy to the veterans' certifying official.

Print and complete the Students Rights and Responsibilities Form. 

Step Three:

Apply for Financial Aid

Step Four:
Step Five: Meet with your enrollment counselor/CAP Coach within your major or program of study. Any veteran receiving GI Bill® Benefits while attending George Fox University is required to obtain transcripts from all previously attended schools and submit them to the registrar's office for review of prior credit.

Dual Enrollments

Using benefits to cover courses taken simultaneously at other institutions:

  • If you are receiving benefits through George Fox, we are your parent school. The other institution needs approval from the veterans' certifying official at George Fox, allowing them to certify your courses at their institution.
  • Contact your George Fox enrollment counselor/CAP Coach to get approval for the courses you plan to take in the following term.
  • Your enrollment counselor/CAP Coach can email his or her approval to
  • The email must include a statement that courses being taken apply to a degree program offered at George Fox. The statement must include the course number and name of the class.
  • The veterans' certifying official will send a "Parent School" letter of approval to your other institution.
  • The other institution will then be able to certify you to the VA for the specified courses.
  • The veterans' certifying official will then issue enrollment certification documents to the VA regional office in order to monitor the student's satisfactory academic progress.
Step Six:

Complete the Veterans Schedule Certification Form each semester to utilize your veterans education benefits. You must use your George Fox email to do so.

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


Additional Important Information

  • You may receive retroactive benefits for up to one year before the date you submitted your application (not applicable for all chapters).
  • Only courses required for the degree program you are admitted to are eligible for VA benefits. If you change degree programs, you must notify the registrar's office, veterans certifying official, and the Veteran's Administration at
  • Students are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress to be eligible for VA benefits, including Yellow Ribbon. Please see the Policies section for a description of this academic policy.