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.
    • 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, click here.
    • 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.
    • The Request to Certify Hours form MUST be completed EACH AND EVERY TERM.
    • Submission of this form notifies the School Certifying Official (S.C.O.) that you are registered for courses and would like to use your VA Educational benefits during that specific term. 

Transfer Students (Used GI Bill Benefits at Another Institution)

To receive VA benefits at UAFS, you must:

  • 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
  • Transfer and readmitted students are invited to attend a Transfer and Readmitted Student Orientation (TRSO), where you will receive valuable information about UAFS and have the opportunity to meet with your advisor and register for classes.  For more information, please click here.  
    • Keep in mind, only courses that are considered part of your current degree program are eligible for certification by the VA.

 

Veteran student shaking hands with officer