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Veterans Benefits

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Contact Us

Robert Henry, USN (Ret)
Veterans Affairs Coordinator
Phone: 301-934-7656
Fax: 301-539-4767

College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

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La plata Veterans Club

La Plata Campus Veterans Club!†††

Contact William Moroney @
Website: La Plata Veterans Club

Leonardtown Veterans Club

Professor Wayne Karlin
or call 240.725.5451 for more information.

Using the Post-9/11 (Chapter 33) GI Bill at CSM

  1. Fill out VA form 22-1990 (on the VA's web site Submit any supporting documentation (DD-214 member form 4 - if discharged OR NOBE (Notice of Basic Eligibility) to the VA along with this form.
  2. Print and fax VA form 22-1990, along with DD-214 member form 4 or NOBE to the Registrar's Office at 301-934-7698.
  3. The VA will then determine eligibility. Once a student receives their Certificate of Eligibility from the VA, they must fax this into the Registrar's Office at 301-934-7698. Students must have their Certificate of Eligibility on file with the Registrar's office in order to register for classes without paying all of the tuition and fees up front. The VA will determine what percentage of the Post 9/11 GI Bill each student is eligible to receive. From there, the student will be responsible for paying the difference in tuition and fees by the payment due date (if there is a difference). If a student chooses to register for classes before they have received the Certificate of Eligibility from the VA, the only way to be held in classes is if the student meets the following requirements AND has their paperwork faxed into the Registrarís Office at least 2 business days prior to registering for classes:
    1. A) VA form 22-1990 (Initial Application for CH. 33 VA Benefits)
    2. B) DD-214 member form 4 (which must show that service members served AT LEAST 3 years after 9/11/01. If the DD-214 does not show that the student served at least three years, CSM will have to wait on the Certificate of Eligibility to be sent in - NO EXCEPTIONS).
    3. C)†CSM's Ch. 33 Promissory Note (Submit directly to the VA Advisor's email). Students who do not do meet these requirements are responsible for paying for tuition & fees out of pocket. If payment is not received, the student will be dropped from their classes for nonpayment. Students will be reimbursed after the add/drop period by our Bursar's Office if they paid for their classes in advance and have recently submitted their Certificate of Eligibility to the Registrarís Office. The reimbursement will be dependent on what percentage of Ch. 33 the student is eligible for (as per the student's Certificate of Eligibility).

Once a student has registered for classes (and paid either with a Certificate on Eligibility on file in the Registrar's Office & Bursar's Office or up front), the student will need to fill out CSM's Benefits Request form. It is submitted directly to CSM's VA Coordinator's email, after successful completion of the online form.

Once we have received and processed a studentís Certificate of Eligibility and CSM's Benefits Request form, an enrollment certification will be submitted to the VA via their online system Ė VAONCE.

Students will receive an e-mail from CSM once their enrollment certification has been submitted. The VA will then process each enrollment certification as it is submitted (this will take 8-14 weeks).† Students can also view all of their VA paperwork by logging into†myCSMD†- Online Services, clicking on Current Students and then on Registration's "My Documents" folder.

From there, students who are eligible will receive a Basic Housing Allowance (BAH) and a book stipend per semester. The VA's monthly housing allowance benefits are prorated based on the rate of pursuit rounded to the nearest mutiple of 10. The housing allowance is based on E-5 married BAH rate for the zip code of La Pata. In order to receive the full BAH amount, you must be registered full-time with 12 credits for the semester. These courses must all run during the same training period and at least one of my casses is on campus.

Students must notify CSM's VA Coordinator, Daniel Turner, immediately if they change their schedule in any way. He can be contacted either by email at or by phone at 301-934-7588.