VA Benefit Request
The Office of Veteran Success will assist with payment deferrals while awaiting Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition and fee payments provided the student and submitted required documentation.
Post-9/11 GI Bill use at SU
- Follow these steps to use your G.I. Bill Education benefits at Syracuse University Syracuse Veteran Benefits Steps
- Still trying to decide? If you are still trying to decide which chapter is appropriate for your educational goals you should visit the GI Bill web site. The decision to use the Post-9/11 GI Bill is irrevocable. Weigh your options carefully. Feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss your goals and options personally. You can view the VA GI Comparison Tool here to view VA GI Comparison Tool
- If you haven’t already done so, you will need to notify the Veterans Administration that you wish to use the Post-9/11 GI Bill Educational Benefit by completing a 22-1990 (or 22-1990E if transferring benefit to a dependent).
– If transferring educational benefis (TEB) to a dependent, there is a preliminary step to apply with the Department of Defense. Visit the DOD web site to apply.
- If you are using Post-9/11 G.I. Bill veteran benefits for the first time, submit the Veterans Affairs (VA) Application, commonly knows as a VA 22-1990 form, through www.vets.gov. The online application can be accessed from Ebenefits also, www.ebenefits.va.gov. After this is complete, the VA will send a Certificate of Eligibility by mail. You may also download a copy from either of these sites once available.
- If you do not yet have the Certificate of Eligibility, we can assist you in working with the Bursar’s Office if we have copies of the documents submitted prior to being issued the CoE. There are two such documents:
– a copy of your DD-214, or in the case of dependents, the TEB approval from the Department of Defense, AND
– a copy of the VA 22-1990 (veterans) or VA 22-1990E (dependents).
- Required SU application: When you are ready to enroll at Syracuse, there is a form that needs to be completed for each term in which you want to use your benefits. The Request for Certification is needed because in some terms student-veterans do not want to use months of benefit entitlement.
Request for Benefit Certification form
- Request for Certification required each term.
- A “To Do” item will appear in MySlice for each term. Students may submit the form or notify the Office of Veteran Success, firstname.lastname@example.org, that they do not intend to use benefit eligibility for a given term.
– Fall term forms accepted beginning April 1
– Spring term forms accepted beginning October 1
– Summer term forms accepted beginning February 1
Students may apply for and receive federal aid to which they are entitled in addition to Veterans Educational Benefits. Syracuse University encourages all students to apply for financial aid. The aid process begins by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Additional instructions for undergraduates, graduates and law students may be found on the financial aid pages. Student veterans may wish to consider applying for financial aid to provide financial resources during gap periods when Veterans Educational Benefit payments are unavailable or prior to their starting, in case of delays.
Student Account / Bursar Bill
Students may view account information online using MySlice, with his/her NetID and password. Veterans Educational Benefit payments received by the University are posted to the student account. Credit balances resulting from overpayment of charges may be refunded upon request. Refund requests are placed online using MySlice. Click here for additional information about Bursar Accounts.
The Office of Veteran Success will assist with payment deferrals while awaiting Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition and fee payments provided the student and submitted required documentation. Required documents are
- Request for Certification required each term benefits to be used.
- Certificate of Eligibility / CoE (one-time requirement, or, if updated by VA, new copy required).
Prior to being issued the CoE, there are two acceptable documents that may be submitted.
- a copy of your DD-214, or in the case of dependents, the TEB approval from the Department of Defense
- a copy of the VA 22-1990 (veterans) or VA 22-1990E (dependents)
VA Educational Program Descriptions
The VA administers several education programs as set forth by law, Title 38 United States Code. Each program is found in a different chapter of the law and this number is often used to refer to each of the different programs. They also have specific names. Each program provides different benefits for different groups of individuals.
• Chapter 33 Known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the newest benefit program was created for individuals who have served on Active Duty after 9/10/01. Rate of payment is based on the length of time served.
• Chapter 30 The Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty, is the most common program. Is it for individuals who entered on Active Duty anytime since July 1, 1985 and who paid into an education fund for one year.
• Chapter 1606 The Montgomery GI Bill – Selective Reserves is for individuals in the Selected Reserve or National Guard (not on Active Duty). They must be actively drilling and under a 6-year contract. They are eligible for benefits only as long as they remain in the Reserves or Guard.
• Chapter 35 The Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA) is for dependents of a member of the Armed Forces who died on active duty or as the result of a service-connected disability, or is 100% permanently and totally disabled based on a service-related reason.
• Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) is a program that has two goals. First, to assist the service-disabled veteran to obtain suitable employment. Second, for those persons who are severely disabled and employment is not an option, assistance may be provided to allow that person to live more independently in his or her community.
Follow these steps to use your G.I. Bill Education benefits at Syracuse University Syracuse Veteran Benefits Steps