Through the GI Bill®, you have access to a variety of education
benefits. Read below to find out more information on eligibility and receiving
How to receive GI Bill® benefits
Follow these steps to apply for and receive GI Bill® benefits:
- Apply using VA Form 22-1990
or mail the completed form to the Department of Veterans Affairs
- If you are applying for Survivors and Dependents
Assistance, you must use VA Form 22-5490.
- If you are applying for the Vocational
Rehabilitation and Employment benefit, you must meet with a Vocational
Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC), who will evaluate your eligibility.
- You will receive a Certificate of Eligibility
from the VA. Provide a copy to the Northern Arizona University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
- Once you have enrolled in classes for the
semester, submit an Educational Benefits Certification Request to the Office of Scholarships and Financial
- The Educational Benefits Certification Request
form must be completed after enrolling in classes each semester, or when your
class schedule has changed for any reason.
- If you are concurrently enrolled in classes at
another institution that applies toward your degree program, and Northern
Arizona University is your parent school, indicate this on your Educational
Benefits Certification Request form.
- Send a copy of your class schedule to the Office of Financial Aid. Northern Arizona University will
correspond with the other institution in which you are enrolled.
- Each month, you must confirm your enrollment
through the VA Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) system, or call 1-877-823-2378.
Post-9/11 GI Bill®, Chapter 33
The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides up to 36
non-consecutive months of educational and housing support to honorably
discharged veterans with at least 90 days of military service after September
10, 2011.Read more
Active duty and National Guard/Reserve members are not
eligible for this benefit.
Deposits for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® are made automatically.
There is no need to confirm enrollment each month.
For questions regarding how to transfer chapter 33 benefits
to eligible dependents, please see the VA’s Transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill® Benefits page.
MGIB-SR program provides up to 36 months of education benefits.Read more
The Montgomery GI Bill® – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) program is available to members of
- Army Reserve
- Navy Reserve
- Air Force Reserve
- Marine Corps Reserve
- Coast Guard Reserve
- Army National Guard
- Air National Guard
Eligibility typically ends the day you leave the Selected
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), Chapter 1607
The Reserve Educational Assistance Program provides
educational assistance to Reserve members called to active duty in cases of war
or national emergency. Some reservists activated for at least 90 days after
September 11, 2001 may be eligible for education or increased benefits.
Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty, Chapter 30
The Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty (MGIB-AD) program provides up to 36 months of
educational benefits while you’re on active duty or within 10 years of
separation from active duty.
Survivors and Dependents Assistance,
Survivors and Dependents Assistance, also called the Dependents’ Educational Assistance
(DEA) program, provides eligible dependents of certain veterans with up to 45
months of education benefits. These benefits generally extend to dependents of
veterans who were disabled or killed in action, or died as a result of a
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Chapter 31
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefit provides employment assistance and
independent-living resources to veterans and active duty members with
For more information or questions on the Vocational
Rehabilitation and Employment program, contact the Northern Arizona University
Office of Military and Veteran Affairs at 928-523-8387, or e-mail us.