Atlanta Metropolitan State College

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Applying for Veterans Education Benefits

HOW TO APPLY IF YOU ARE A: Veteran, Serviceperson, or Selected Reserve:

Please submit the following:

  1. VONAPP Form 22-1990 (Veterans Online Application) or a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility. PLEASE NOTE: If you are a transfer student and have used your VA benefits at another institution please submit VA form 22-1995 in the place of form 22-1990.
  2. DD214 Member 4 Copy (if applicable)
  3. Notice of Basic Eligibility/NOBE (if applicable)
  4. Kicker Contract (if applicable)
  5. Buy-Up (if applicable)

The following VA chapters are required to verify monthly attendance via WAVE( Web Automated Verification of Enrollment ) to avoid an interruption in payments:

  • Chapter 30 (Active Duty)
  • Chapter 1606 (Selective Reserve)
  • Chapter 1607 (Reserve Education Assistance Program)

HOW TO APPLY IF YOU ARE A: Dependent or Spouse: Chapter 35

Please submit the following:

  1. VONAPP form 22-5490 (Veterans Online Application) or a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility. PLEASE NOTE: If you are a transfer student and have used your Survivors/Dependents' benefits at another institution please submit VA form 22-5495> in the place of form 22-5490.
  2. Please direct any payment inquiries to the Department of Veteran Affairs at (888) 442-4551 or visit them on the web at www.gibill.va.gov

HOW TO APPLY IF YOU ARE A: Transient VA Student

Please submit the following:

Transient Permission Form (Please obtain a certified copy from your home institution. You are required to submit this document to the enrollment office and a copy to your VA certifying official each semester you attend.

Chapter 32 Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

VEAP is available if you first entered active duty between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985 and you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program. Your contributions are matched on a $2 for $1 basis by the Government. 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

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How to Apply for VRAP:


Congress passed, and the President has signed into law, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans.
The VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to Veterans who:

  • Are at least 35 but no more than 60 years old
  • Are unemployed on the date of application
  • Received an other than dishonorable discharge
  • Are not be eligible for any other VA education benefit program (e.g.: the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Assistance)
  • Are not in receipt of VA compensation due to unemployability
  • Are not enrolled in a federal or state job training program

The program is limited to 45,000 participants from July 1, 2012, through September 30, 2012, and 54,000 participants from October 1, 2012, through March 31, 2014. Participants must attend full-time in order to receive up to 12 months of assistance equal to the monthly full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill–Active Duty program ($1,564 effective October 1, 2012). DOL will offer employment assistance to every Veteran who participates upon completion of the program.
Participants must be enrolled in a VA approved program of education offered by a community college or technical school. The program must lead to an Associate Degree, Non-College Degree, or a Certificate, and train the Veteran for a high demand occupation.

You must apply for VRAP online at: http://benefits.va.gov/vow/education.htm

 

*PLEASE NOTE* All information can be submitted to the financial aid office on your campus, or please feel free to email, or fax your documents AFTER YOU HAVE REGISTERED FOR CLASSES. Enrollment certification will be sent to the Department of Veteran Affairs ONLY after you have registered for classes.