Using VA Benefits for the first time:
- Apply for VA Education benefits using 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
- Contact Admissions
- Undergraduate: Kevin Blake at 203-257-1670 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Graduate: Main office at 203-365-7619 or email@example.com
- Register for courses
- Submit “VA Certification Request Form – New Student” to the School Certifying Official:
Veterans Education Benefits
The following is an overview of Chapter eligibility requirements. For full details, including payment amounts, duration of benefits, and length of service required, please visit The Department of Veterans Affairs GI bill website GI Bill Education and Training.
If you are a new student and would like to start receiving benefits, your first step is to start the application process with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). Details regarding the application process can be found online or by calling 1-888-442-4551. The VA is your best initial point of contact for questions concerning your benefit payment amounts and specific eligibility.
Chapter 30 | Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty
The Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty is for qualified Servicepersons who entered active duty service on or after June 30, 1985.
Chapter 31 | Vocational Rehabilitation
The Vocational Rehabilitation program is for qualified Servicepersons with service-connected disabilities.
Chapter 32 | Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP)
The Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) is for qualified Servicepersons with continuous active duty between December 31, 1976 and June 1, 1985.
Chapter 33 | Post 9/11 GI Bill
The Post 9/11 GI Bill is for qualified Servicepersons with at least 90 days of active service after September 10, 2001 or 30 days continuous if discharged for disability. Student may be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program.
Chapter 35 | Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance
The Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance program is available to eligible spouses and children of a veteran who has died while on active duty or is permanently and totally disabled as a result of a service-related condition.
Chapter 1606 | Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve
The Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve is for qualified Servicepersons who have signed a six-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve signed after June 30, 1985.