Financial Aid for Veterans

The Office of Student Financial Aid - Veterans assists military veterans and their dependents who are eligible for VA education benefits.  It is the responsibility of this office to certify that the student is enrolled in courses consistent with an academic plan, which results in the completion of a degree program.  Once certified, the student will receive benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

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To request benefits for years prior to spring 2009, complete the Educational Benefit Certification Request Form.

 

Chapter 30: Active Duty Educational Assistance Program

This chapter is for those students who have been discharged from an active duty contract in the U. S. Military.  It is not for students whose reserve or National Guard unit has been called to active duty.  In order to receive Chapter 30 benefits, you must: 

  • Be admitted into a degree-seeking program at NAU through Undergraduate or Graduate Admissions.
  • Be registered for classes.
  • Pay your tuition or have enough financial aid to cover your tuition.
  • Complete the Application for VA Education Benefits form, VA 22-1990, and submit it to the Office of Student Financial Aid - Veterans.
  • Complete the online Educational Benefit Certification Request form (each semester that you wish to receive benefits) and submit it to the Office of Student Financial Aid - Veterans.
  • Request your academic adviser to complete the Unofficial Prior Credit Evaluation form and attach a list of classes needed to complete your degree, and submit all to the Office of Student Financial Aid – Veterans
Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation

This chapter is for those students who are disabled and are receiving benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs' Vocational Rehabilitation Program.  In order to receive Chapter 31 benefits, you must:

Chapter 35: Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program

This chapter is for survivors and dependents of military members who are receiving 100% disability from the military or became deceased while on active duty.  In order to receive Chapter 35 benefits, you must:

  • Be admitted into a degree-seeking program at NAU through Undergraduate or Graduate Admissions.
  • Be registered for classes.
  • Pay your tuition or have enough financial aid to cover your tuition.
  • Complete the Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance form, VA 22-5490, and submit it to the Office of Student Financial Aid - Veterans.
  • Complete the Educational Benefit Certification Request form (each semester that you wish to receive benefits) and submit it to the NAU Office of Student Financial Aid - Veterans
  • Request your academic adviser to complete the Unofficial Prior Credit Evaluation form and attach a list of classes needed to complete your degree, and submit all to the NAU Office of Student Financial Aid - Veterans
Chapter 1606: Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program

This chapter is for those students who are currently in a selected reserve or National Guard unit.  In order to receive Chapter 1606 benefits, you must:

  • Be admitted into a degree-seeking program at NAU through Undergraduate or Graduate Admissions.
  • Be registered for classes.
  • Pay your tuition or have enough financial aid to cover your tuition.
  • Complete the Application for VA Education Benefits form, VA 22-1990, and submit it to the Office of Student Financial Aid - Veterans.
  • Obtain a Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) from your unit's education officer and submit it to the Office of Student Financial Aid - Veterans.
  • Complete the online Educational Benefit Certification Request form (each semester that you wish to receive benefits) and submit it to the Office of Student Financial Aid - Veterans.
  • Request your academic adviser to complete the Unofficial Prior Credit Evaluation form and attach a list of classes needed to complete your degree, and submit all to the Office of Student Financial Aid - Veterans.

For more information, contact us via email at Veteran.Affairs@nau.edu or by phone at 928-523-8387.