Using Military Education Benefits
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Using Military Education Benefits

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Veterans Benefits Administration

VA School Certifying Official (SCO)
Laura Griffin
Email: laura.griffin@saintpaul.edu
Phone: 651.403.4211
Location: Room 1250 (Records Office)

Contact the VA
Website: http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/
Phone: 1.888.442.4551

Steps for applying for and receiving VA benefits at Saint Paul College​

To qualify for military education benefits, you must apply to and be accepted into a program major at Saint Paul College. Your educational objective at the College must be the same as that which you reported to the Veterans Administration (VA).

You must contact the College’s VA Certifying Official under the following circumstances:

  • At your initial registration for courses
  • If you change your credit load (add/drop/withdraw)
  • If you change your major
  • If you change your address.

If you have NEVER received VA Educational Benefits

  1. Complete an application VA Educational Benefits:
    • for Chapters 30, 32, and 1606: VA Form 22-1990 - go to Education Forms
    • for Chapter 35: VA Form 22-5490 - go to Education Forms
    • For Voc Rehab, contact the VA regarding the application procedure NOTE: Even if you submit your VA Form 22-1990 or 22-5490 online, you still need to do Steps 2 and 3.
  2. Print the completed form and submit to the Student Records Office, along with a copy of your DD214 or NOBE.
  3. Notify Laura Griffin by email when you have applied to the VA and registered for classes for an Enrollment Certification to be processed for you.

If you HAVE received VA Educational Benefits at another institution within the previous year

  1. Complete a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training VA form:
    • for Chapters 30,32 and 1606: VA Form 22-1995 - go to Education Forms
    • for Chapter 35: VA Form 22-5495 - go to Education Forms
    • for Voc Rehab, contact your Case Manager

      NOTE: If you submit your VA Form 22-1995 or VA Form 22-5495 on line, you still need to do Steps 2 and 3.
  2. Print the completed form and submit to the Student Records Office, along with a copy of your DD214 or NOBE.
  3. Notify Laura Griffin by email when you are registered so an Enrollment Certification can be done for you.

Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits

Veterans can receive up to 45 months of educational assistance through the GI bill when enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis in an approved VA program at the college. Students who are eligible to receive VA education benefits may fall into one of the following categories (chapters):

  1. Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill (go to http://www.gibill.va.gov for more information)
  2. Chapter 30 - Active duty service person
  3. Chapter 16 - Active Selective Reservist or National Guards person
  4. Chapter 30 - Veteran (discharged or separated service person)
  5. Chapter 35 - Veteran's dependent (spouse, surviving spouse, or child)
  6. Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation

The College VA Certifying Official is responsible for certifying enrollment and changes in enrollment of eligible students to the VA.