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Getting Started Using VA Benefits

First-Time Student Certification

  • Submit a current FAFSA application using school code 001119
  • Submit an Application for VA Benefits online.
  • Submit the following items to the Veteran's Services Office:
    • A completed Request for VA Benefits form *per the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 (P.L.116-315)
    • A copy of Member 4 DD214 (must indicate honorable discharge)
    • Updated Educational Plan
    • A 1905 Authorization completed by Vocational Readiness and Education (VR&E) Counselor if using Chapter 31 benefits
    • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or printed copy of completed Application for VA Benefits
    • If using Chapter 1606 or 1607 benefits submit a Notice of Basic Eligibility for VA Benefits (NOBE) in lieu of a COE.

Returning/Continuing Student Certification

  • Submit a current FAFSA application using school code 001119
  • Submit the following items to the Veteran's Services Office:

Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges (including military credit) must be submitted to Admissions & Records prior to registration for the second semester.