New Students Veterans (First Time GI Bill Benefit Recipients)

To receive VA benefits at UAFS, you must:

  • Apply to the Department of Veterans Affairs for education benefits, specifically:
    • VA form 22-1990 (military service members, veterans, and reservists).
    • VA form 22-1990e (Transfer of Entitlement dependents).
    • VA form 22-5490 (dependents of permanently and totally disabled or deceased veterans/Fry Scholarship recipients).
  • Once the application has been completed, the VA will send the student a Certificate of Eligibility (C.O.E.).
  • Submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (C.O.E.) to the School Certifying Official.  Submission of this form will help with the processing of your file at UAFS and with the VA.
    • You may submit a copy via:
      • Scan/Email – heather.chance@uafs.edu
      • Drop off – Financial Aid Office, 2nd Floor of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center
  • Attend a MANE Event New Student Orientation.  At the MANE Event, you will schedule a one-on-one advising appointment to register for your first semester of classes. For more information, visit the M.A.N.E. event webpage.
    • Keep in mind, only courses that are considered part of your current degree program are eligible for certification by the VA.
  • Complete and submit the online Veteran Request to Certify Hours once registered.

Transfer Students (Used GI Bill Benefits at Another Institution)

To receive VA benefits at UAFS, you must:

Veteran student shaking hands with officer