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Step-by-Step Process

Call the VA Student Center at 1-888-442-4551 to determine what chapter you qualify for and your eligibility.
Apply for benefits here: https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/
Wait to receive your Certificate of Eligibility in the mail.
You can also verify your Certificate of Eligibility using this website: https://ask.va.gov/

  • Submit the following documents to the Veteran Administrator at CFNI in person or by email using veterans@cfni.org
    • Certificate of Eligibility
    • DD214
      • Note the DD214 documents are not required for those under the DEA Program (Ch. 35)
    • Joint Service Transcripts (JST)
      • You can receive your JST here: https://jst.doded.mil/jst/
        • Note the JST documents are not required for those under the DEA Program (Ch. 35)

To complete the CFNI admissions application, click HERE.

The following documents must be completed with the VA at CFNI:

  • Record of Previous Education and Training (Form 010)
  • Receipt of Enrollment Policy (Form 005)
  • Payment Deferral
  • Payment Plan


As of right now, the VA does not cover Online School at CFNI due to some rules and regulations the State Approving Agency (SAA) has in place.

CFNI does not offer Hazelwood benefits; it is only offered through public institutions in Texas.

If you have questions, please contact our CFNI Veteran Administrator Joseph Saucedo at veterans@cfni.org or 214-302-6423.