Veterans and their dependents are welcome at Fort Valley State University! We are ready to assist you. Your first step is to make sure you are certified. For a first time student, the certification process takes 6 to 8 weeks. If you attended other institutions and used your VA benefits, you must provide transcripts from all schools attended.  Make sure to maintain a 2.0 or higher grade point average.

Read further to find out what chapter applies to you and what you must submit.  Please contact the VA Benefits Certifying by email at va@fvsu.edu or Fort Valley State University, 1005 State University Drive, Troup Building, Suite 102, Fort Valley, GA 31030, 478.822.1020. For additional assistance, contact the VA hotline at 1-888-442-4551.

VA Chapters

If transferring from a college or institution form 22-1995 or 22-5495 (Chapter 35 ONLY) is also required. Contact FVSU’s VA office R.E. Stith Jr/ FVSU SCO at va@fvsu.edu or (478) 822-1020.

Chapter 30 (Prior Active Duty)

The MGIB-AD program provides education benefits to Veterans and Service members who have at least two years of active duty. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Items needed to start the process are:

  • Certificate Of Eligibility
  • DD-214
  • Balance Sheet
  • Application 22-1990
  • Academic Transcript
  • Admission Acceptance Letter
  • Student Bill

Chapter 35 (Using Parents Benefits)

Survivor and dependents educational assistance is an education benefits for eligible spouses and children of certain veterans. DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence. Items needed to start the process are:

  • Certificate of Eligibility
  • Parents DD-214
  • Birth Certificate
  • Balance Sheet
  • Application 22-5490
  • Academic Transcript
  • Admission Acceptance Letter
  • Student Bill

Chapter 1606 (Reserve/ National Guard)

The Montgomery GI Bill selected reserve is an educational program that provided up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the selected reserve. Eligibility for this program is determined by the selected reserve components. VA makes the payments for this program. You may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of education benefits. Items needed to start the process are:

  • DD-214
  • Form of eligibility 2384 (NOBE)
  • Balance Sheet
  • Application 22-1990
  • Admission Acceptance Letter
  • Academic Transcript
  • Student Bill

 

Chapter 1607 (Reserve Education Assistance Program)

REAP (Reserve Education Assistance Program) is a new education program that provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the selected reserves, individual ready reserve (IRR), and national guard, who are called or ordered to active service in response to a war or national emergency , as declared by the President or Congress.

  • DD-214
  • Form of eligibility 2384 (NOBE)
  • Balance Sheet
  • Application 22-1990
  • Admission Acceptance Letter
  • Academic Transcript
  • Student Bill

 

Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation Students)

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Vet Success Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The Vet Success program assists Veterans with service connected disability to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, Vet Success offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible. Items needed to start the process:

  • Completed Form 28-1905
  • Admission Acceptance Letter
  • Balance Sheet
  • Student Bill

Chapter 33 (Survivor and Dependent Educational Assistance)

The Post-9/11 GI BILL is a new education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. You may be eligible if you served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001, and you are still on active duty or were honorably discharged.

  • Certificate of Eligibility
  • DD -214 or Parents DD -214
  • Form 22-1990 or Form 22-1990E
  • Balance Sheet
  • Academic Transcript
  • Student Bill
  • Acceptance Letter
  • Birth Certificate ( If the student is a dependent)

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