Chapter 32: Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP)

The Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP) is for qualified Servicepersons with continuous active-duty service between December 31, 1976 and June 1, 1985

Application Process

Using VA Benefits for the first time:

  • Apply for VA Education benefits through www.vets.gov

  • Complete VA Form 22-1990

  • Submit the following forms to the School Certifying Official (SCO) in the Registrar’s Office:
    • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) – The VA will provide this document after you have applied for benefits
    • DD Form 214 – To verify the Serviceperson’s discharge, if applicable

  • Register for courses

Transfer of Benefits from another school:

  • Complete VA Form 22-1995 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training to transfer Benefits to SHU.
  • Submit the following forms to the School Certifying Official (SCO) in the Registrar’s Office:
    • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) – The VA will provide this document after you have applied for benefits
    • DD Form 214 – To verify the Serviceperson’s discharge, if applicable

  • Register for courses

Education Benefits under the Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP)

Benefit Payment
Payment is sent directly to the Student from the VA on a monthly basis.  Payments are usually sent the first day of the month following the start of courses. The benefit rate varies with the amount of the Serviceperson’s contribution while on active duty.