Getting Started

Step 1: Apply to Humboldt State University. The deadline for each Fall semester’s registration for military-affiliated students at HSU is August 1st.

Step 2: Obtain military transcripts from your branch and any previous college transcripts and submit them to us.

Requesting air force transcripts
Requesting transcripts for any other branch of the military

Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid and check out some more financial assistance tools and links.

Step 4: Apply for your Veterans Educational Benefits. You may be eligible for a range of benefits based on the timing of your service and/or your current disability status. HSU accepts:

      • Chapter 31/VRE
      • Chapter 33/Post 9/11 GI Bill® 
      • Chapter 35/ Dependents Educational Assistance
      • Chapter 30/ Montgomery GI Bill® 
      • Chapter 1606/Montgomery GI Bill®  Selected Reserve
      • Fry Scholarship
      • Edith Nourse STEM Scholarship
      • Cal Vet Fee Waiver 

Step 5a: Submit the HSU VETS new student Intake Form (only needed for your first semester at HSU) and your DD214 (member 4 required for us to assign Priority Registration)

Step 5b: Submit an enrollment certification request via myHumboldt Student Center. Need help with the request process? (under construction- check back soon) (Must be done EVERY semester you want to use your benefits)

Step 5c: If applicable, submit your CalVet Fee Waiver Award Letter to HSU VETS. The CalVet Fee Waiver Award will cover the entire academic year and must be submitted before the end of the semester (cannot apply retroactively). Take into consideration that the CalVet Fee Waiver will only cover the tuition fee and will not apply towards any of the other mandatory campus fees. Note: Obtaining the award letter from your County Veteran Service Office can be a lengthy process, so get a head start on it during the summer!

Here is a table to help you remember when to submit applications and requests mentioned in step 5:

Intake Form

Submit once, before the first semester you plan to collect benefits.

Enrollment Certification Request

Submit EVERY semester you plan to collect benefits.

Cal Vet Fee Waiver

Submit once per academic school year.


Note: HSU Admissions will send you an email mid-late summer about signing up for campus orientation, including getting signed up for your first classes.

Optional: sign up for any necessary accommodations with the Student Disability Resource Center