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  • How to Apply for Post-9/11 GI Bill (also called Chapter 33 for Veterans & Active Duty)

  1. Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
    Mailed to you by the VA once you complete their application (available on their website linked here).  Since the benefit was transferred to you, you will have to do this on your own account.  If you have not already applied for this, receiving a COE can take up to 30 days.  To open your file, we can temporarily use a confirmation page (or number) after applying for the benefit, combined with a confirmation of the transfer of benefits from your sponsor (which is available on MilConnect).  If you use a confirmation to open your file, you will still need to provide your COE once it arrives.
  2. VA 22-1995 Change of Program
    On the VA Form 22-1995, only sections: 1A, 1B, 1D, 4B, 11A, and 11B need to be filled out. 
    1D: The VA file number is your social security number.
    4B: Put the degree you are working toward (including the major) in block 4B.  If you change your mind later, you can submit a new form with your new program.  The VA will only pay education benefits for classes required for your declared program.  Your declared program must be on the list of approved programs at UW Tacoma.
  3. Application of Benefits
    The VA file number for Ch 33 is the same as the student's social security number. Both pages of the application are required. 
  4. Provide a copy of your DD214 Member 4 or Service Number 2

    Use the Secure Document Upload Portal (SDUP) to submit your VMRC verification documents securely.

  • How to Apply for Post-9/11 GI Bill (also called Chapter 33 Transfer of Entitlement for Family Member)

  1. Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
    Mailed to you by the VA once you complete their application (available on their website linked here).  Since the benefit was transferred to you, you will have to do this on your own account.  If you have not already applied for this, receiving a COE can take up to 30 days.  To open your file, we can temporarily use a confirmation page (or number) after you have applied for the benefit, combined with a confirmation of the transfer of benefits from your sponsor (which is available on MilConnect).  If you use a confirmation to open your file, you will still need to provide your COE once it arrives.
  2. VA-5495 Change of Program 
    Please fill out blocks 1,2, 3, 21A, 22, 23, 28A, and 28B on the change of program form. 
    For block 23, even if you are undecided, please put a major you intend to pursue at UW Tacoma.
  3. Application of Benefits
    The VA file number for Ch 33 TOE is the same as the student's social security number. Both pages of the application are required. 

    Use the Secure Document Upload Portal (SDUP) to submit your VMRC verification documents securely.

  • How to Apply for Dependents and Survivors (also called Chapter 35 benefits for Family Member)

  1. Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
    Mailed to you by the VA once you complete their application (available on their website linked here).  Since the benefit was transferred to you, you will have to do this on your own account.  If you have not already applied for this, receiving a COE can take up to 30 days.  To open your file, we can temporarily use a confirmation page (or number) after applying for the benefit, combined with Proof of VA 100% Disability (of the sponsoring Veteran).  If you use a confirmation to open your file, you will still need to provide your COE once it arrives.
  2. VA-5495 Change of Program 
    Please fill out blocks 1,2, 3, 21A, 22, 23, 28A, and 28B on the program form change. 
    For block 23, even if you are undecided, please put a major you intend to pursue at UW Tacoma.
  3. Application of Benefits
    The VA file number for Ch 35 is your sponsor's social security number. Both pages of the application are required.

    Use the Secure Document Upload Portal (SDUP) to submit your VMRC verification documents securely.
     

  • How to Apply for Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (also called Chapter 1606 for Military Members)

  1. Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
    Mailed to you by the VA once you complete their application (available on their website linked here).  Since the benefit was transferred to you, you will have to do this on your own account.  If you have not already applied for this, receiving a COE can take up to 30 days.  To open your file, we can temporarily use a confirmation page (or number) after you have applied for the benefit, combined with a NOBE - Notice of Basic Eligibility (DD Form 2384-1) from your unit. If you use a confirmation to open your file, you will still need to provide your COE once it arrives.
  2. VA 22-1995 Change of Program
    On the VA Form 22-1995, only sections: 1A, 1B, 1D, 4B, 11A, and 11B need to be filled out. 
    1D: The VA file number is your social security number.
    4B: Put the degree you are working toward (including the major) in block 4B.  If you change your mind later, you can submit a new form with your new program.  The VA will only pay education benefits for classes required for your declared program.  Your declared program must be on the list of approved programs at UW Tacoma.
  3. Application of Benefits
    The VA file number for Ch 1606 is the same as the student's social security number. Both pages of the application are required. 
  4. Provide a copy of your DD214 Member 4 or Service Number 2

    Use the Secure Document Upload Portal (SDUP) to submit your VMRC verification documents securely.

  • How to Apply for  Montgomery GI Bill  (also called Chapter 30 for Military Members)

  1. Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
    Mailed to you by the VA once you complete their application (available on their website linked here).  Since the benefit was transferred to you, you will have to do this on your own account.  If you have not already applied for this, receiving a COE can take up to 30 days.  To open your file, we can temporarily use a confirmation page (or number). If you use a confirmation to open your file, you will still need to provide your COE once it arrives.
  2. VA 22-1995 Change of Program
    On the VA Form 22-1995, only sections: 1A, 1B, 1D, 4B, 11A, and 11B need to be filled out. 
    1D: The VA file number is your social security number.
    4B: Put the degree you are working toward (including the major) in block 4B.  If you change your mind later, you can submit a new form with your new program.  The VA will only pay education benefits for classes required for your declared program.  Your declared program must be on the list of approved programs at UW Tacoma.
  3. Application of Benefits
    The VA file number for Ch 30 is the same as the student's social security number. Both pages of the application are required. 
  4. Provide a copy of your DD214 Member 4 or Service Number 2

    Use the Secure Document Upload Portal (SDUP) to submit your VMRC verification documents securely.

  • How to Apply for  Veteran Readiness and Employment (also called Chapter 31) Veterans

  1. You may submit an application request online via the VA's E-Benefits website or Vet.GOV under the Education link.
  2. After Meeting with your VR&E Case Manager
  3. VR&E Case Manager will send VRMC's SCOs your Tungsten PO Authorization
  4. The VMRC will certify and provide the student with book/supply vouchers for the UW bookstore

  1. Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
    Mailed to you by the VA once you complete their application (available on their website linked here)
  2. Provide a copy of the STEM Certificate of Eligibility.
  3. The VMRC SCO will update your file with the new STEM COE

Use the Secure Document Upload Portal (SDUP) to submit your VMRC verification documents securely.

 

After you’ve applied

You must request certification every quarter to maintain benefits. You must use your UWNetID at the following link: Quarterly Certification Request to input your quarterly schedule and request certification. 

 

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.