Veteran and Dependent Education Benefits:
Eligibility for veteran and dependent education benefits is determined by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). www.gibill.va.gov
A student must be admitted to the university and registered for courses in a degree-seeking program in order to be certified for veterans’ and dependent education benefits.
How to apply:
All veteran students who wish to receive educational benefits must complete a Veteran’s Administration Benefits Application Form. Use the online Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP) to apply for VA benefits.
Eligible veterans and service members on active duty or in the reserves who have never received VA education benefits must complete an Application for VA Education Benefits, VA form 22-1990, and be prepared to provide a copy of his or her DD214/Member 4 or Notice of Basic Eligibility form and other required documents. Transfer students who have received VA education benefits at other institutions must complete a VA form 22-1995, Request for Change of Program or Place of Training.
Eligible dependents of veterans who have never received education benefits must complete an Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance, VA form 22-5490. Transfer students who have received dependent education benefits at other institutions must complete VA form 22-5495, Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance.
All applicants will receive an award letter or Certificate of Eligibility from the VA, (approximately in 8 to 10 weeks) which will give you valuable information such as your remaining entitlement, the current school year dates and your monthly rate of disbursement.
Certification of Enrollment:
Please send or email the Certificate of Eligibility and the Request for VA Benefits form to Denise.Hernandez@rosalindfranklin.edu. The VA certifying Official will certify a student’s enrollment to the VA for each quarter. You are required to fill out the Request for Veteran's Benefits quarterly. Please allow the VA 6-8 weeks to process your payment.
Many questions can be answered on the VA's Education Benefits page: www.gibill.va.gov
If you require additional assistance, contact Denise Hernandez (847) 578-3229 or Denise.Hernandez@rosalindfranklin.edu .