Veterans 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.  


Kimberley M. de Kruif, MBA Asst. VP of Enrollment Mgmt/University Registrar Office of the Registrar 309 E 2nd Street Pomona, CA 91766-1854 Phone: (909) 469-5342 Fax: (909) 469-5425 E-mail: kdekruif@westernu.edu   Crystal R. Latimore Senior Registration/Operations Specialist Office of the Registrar 309 E Second Street Pomona, CA 91766-1854 Phone: (909) 469-5502 Fax: (909) 469-5425 E-mail: clatimore@westernu.edu



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.

Want to know more about YOUR VA benefits?

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The VA’s benefits arm administers the VA home loan program, the GI Bill, and disability compensation. However, these are just some of the topics of interest they feature each day on their social media channels, via links, discussions, and how-to videos.

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