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Application for Veterans Education Benefits

Veterans may apply for VA benefits online at http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov (click on the “Apply” button above) or by mailing in VA Form 22-1990.

Veterans eligible dependents (Chapter 35) may either apply online (click on the “Apply” button above) or by mailing in VA Form 22-5490.

General VA Information and Forms

A brief description of Veteran’s Education Assistance including general provisions of the program, how to apply, requested documentation, what to expect, and general contact information can be found on the form “Steps to VA” below. After all admissions requirements are complete, the veteran will be certified by the college to receive benefits. The first initial certification will take approximately 45 to 60 days to process.

Steps for VA

VA Educational Benefit Procedures

List of Approved Programs for VA

Important Change for all Posts 9/11 GI Bill® Chapter 33 GI Bill Benefits

Beginning with terms starting after Dec. 17, 2021, students using their Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits at an Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) facility will be required to verify their enrollment at the end of each month. Failure to verify for two consecutive months will impact their Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments.

Here’s what you need to know:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is encouraging students to sign up for text message verification. This will provide students with a simple and convenient verification option and ensure they receive MHA and/or kicker payments uninterrupted.

After Dec. 17, 2021, all impacted students with a US mobile phone number on file will receive an opt-in text as their next enrollment period approaches. Note: Students who do not have a US mobile phone number on file with VA will not be able to use text verification. They will be automatically enrolled in the email verification.

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