Veterans Educational Benefits
Western University of Health Sciences has approval from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to certify students eligible to receive VA educational benefits.
All students who receive VA educational benefits are assisted by the School Certifying Official who is located on the Pomona, California campus. We cannot assist you with determining your eligibility for benefits. To determine if you are eligible, please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs directly.
School Certifying Official
Kimberley M. de Kruif, MBA
Asst. VP of Enrollment Mgmt/University Registrar
Office of the Registrar
309 E 2nd Street
Pomona, CA 91766
Phone: (909) 469-5342
Fax: (909) 469-5425
If you have received a notification from the Department of Veterans Affairs that you are eligible to receive educational benefits, submit the following documents to the School Certifying Official:
- DD214 Discharge Document or Notice of Basic Eligibility Form 2384
- Certificate of Eligibility
If you have used your educational benefits at another university prior to enrolling at WesternU, please also complete and return the form listed below.
Once you have submitted the appropriate documents to the School Certifying Official and have registered for classes, your certification of enrollment will be submitted to the VA electronically. Please allow at least 6-8 weeks for payment to be processed by the VA.
In order to comply with the laws governing the Department of Veterans Affairs benefits, it is your responsibility as a student to notify the School Certifying Official of any change in status with the University, which may include when you:
- Add or drop a class(es)
- Change your address
- Withdraw from the University
- Repeat a course
Only courses that are required for your degree program are eligible for certification.