First Time Applicants

How to Apply for VA Education Benefits 

 

Applying for VA benefits does not establish admission to YSU, so you will need to apply for admissions first. Once you're accepted to YSU, the Office of Veterans Affairs is able to assist you each semester. 

 

  • Active Duty - Chapter 30 Benefits
    • Complete the VA form 22-1990. Once complete, submit the application to the YSU Office of Veterans Affairs. Alternatively, you can complete the VA online application at https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/. Once complete, print out the application confirmation page and submit a copy to the YSU Office of Veterans Affairs. 
    • Provide Proof of Additional College Fund or Kicker (if applicable)
      • College Fund - enlistment contract
      • MGIB Kicker - Proof of $600 payment (Leave and Earnings Statement, DFAS statement)
    • Complete the YSU Benefit Declaration Form once registered. 
    • Complete a Prior Credit Evaluation.

     

    Remember it may take VA up to 90-120 days to process an initial VA claim. Make sure to submit all applications and documentation to help ensure benefits are applied and received in a timely manner.

  • Post 9/11 - Chapter 33
    • Complete the VA form 22-1995. Once complete, submit the application to the YSU Office of Veterans Affairs. Alternatively, you can complete the VA online application at https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/. Once complete, print out the application confirmation page and submit a copy to the YSU Office of Veterans Affairs. 
    • Provide Proof of Additional College Fund or Kicker (if applicable)
      • College Fund - enlistment contract
      • MGIB Kicker - Proof of $600 payment (Leave and Earnings Statement, DFAS statement)
    • Upon approval and receipt of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE), submit a copy to the YSU Office of Veterans Affairs before the end of the term.
    • Complete the YSU Benefit Declaration Form once registered. 
    • Complete a Prior Credit Evaluation.
    • Submit copy of DD214 to the Office of Veterans Affairs.

     

    Remember it may take VA up to 90-120 days to process an initial VA claim. Make sure to submit all applications and documentation to help ensure benefits are applied and received in a timely manner.

  • Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA) - Chapter 35
    • Complete the VA form 22-5490. Once complete, submit the application to the YSU Office of Veterans Affairs. Alternatively, you can complete the VA online application at https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/. Once complete, print out the application confirmation page and submit a copy to the YSU Office of Veterans Affairs. 
    • Submit supporting documents to the Office of Veterans Affairs
      • Birth certificate or marriage license
      • DD214 of the Veteran, DoD Causality of Death, or copy of the disability compensation letter
    • Upon receipt of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from VA, provide a copy to the YSU Office of Veterans Affairs
    • Complete the YSU Benefit Declaration Form once registered. 
    • Complete a Prior Credit Evaluation.

     

    Remember it may take VA up to 90-120 days to process an initial VA claim. Make sure to submit all applications and documentation to help ensure benefits are applied and received in a timely manner.

  • Reserves/National Guard - Chapters 1606 & 1607
    • Complete the VA form 22-1990. Once complete, submit the application to the YSU Office of Veterans Affairs. Alternatively, you can complete the VA online application at https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/. Once complete, print out the application confirmation page and submit a copy to the YSU Office of Veterans Affairs. You will also need to complete VA from 22-1995 with our office to declare you program of study and school.
    • Submit a copy of your Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE).
    • Submit a copy of your kicker contract (if applicable).
    • Complete the YSU Benefit Declaration Form once registered. 
    • Complete a Prior Credit Evaluation.

     

    Remember it may take VA up to 90-120 days to process an initial VA claim. Make sure to submit all applications and documentation to help ensure benefits are applied and received in a timely manner.

  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment - Chapter 31

     

    Remember it may take VA up to 90-120 days to process an initial VA claim. Make sure to submit all applications and documentation to help ensure benefits are applied and received in a timely manner.