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Getting Started Checklist

Certification of benefits is a service provided by the Veterans Representative in the Student Business Center. The office serves as a liaison between Shawnee State University students and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. We assist student veterans with the processing of VA forms for educational benefits, advise student veterans concerning certain procedural requirements, and certify enrollment of Shawnee State University student veterans to the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

New applicants should determine which chapter you will receive educational benefits using the chapter information provided below. Bring a copy of your DD-214 (discharge papers) to the Veterans Representative located in the Student Business Center on the second of the University Center.

Checklist

To help you get started, please refer to this checklist detailing the steps you need to take to claim benefits and enroll in Shawnee State University:

Under What Chapter
Am I Claiming Benefits?

The Department of Veterans Affairs administers a variety of education benefit programs. Many Veterans and active duty personnel can qualify for more than one education benefits program, including the:

Important Update! Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)

This new program began July 1, 2012. Because Shawnee State University is a four-year institution we are not an eligible VRAP school. To qualify for VRAP you must enroll at a community college or techincal school. Please visit Department of Veterans Affairs website for further information.

Forms

These forms may be obtained at the Department of Veterans Affairs education forms website.

22-1990 Application for Education Benefits

Students under all chapters, except Chapter 35, who are enrolling for VA benefits for the first time. Chapters 30 and 33 must attach a copy of DD-214. Chapter 1606 must attach a copy of Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE - DD-2284) and Kicker papers if eligible. 

22-1990e Application for Family Member to use Transferred Benefits

VA Form 22-1990e should only be completed and submitted to VA by the family member after the Department of Defense has approved the request for Transfer of Educational Benefits. Do no use VA Form 22-1990e to apply for Transfer of Benefits.

22-5490 Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Education Assistance

Students under Chapter 35 who are applying for VA benefits for the first time.

22-1995 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training

Students under all chapters, except Chapter 35, who are transferring VA benefits to Shawnee State University as well as for current Shawnee State University student veterans who want to change their major.

22-5495 Request for Change of Program or Place of Training

Students under Chapter 35 who are transferring VA benefits to Shawnee State University as well as for current Shawnee State University student veterans who want to change their major.



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