VA Benefits—New Students

New Students (First Time GI Bill Benefit Recipients)

To receive VA benefits at UNCG, you must:

  • Be admitted to UNCG through the Undergraduate or Graduate Admission Office, having submitting all official transcripts from all previous institutions, including military transcripts.  For joint services transcripts, request here; however, for Air Force transcripts, request here.  For more information regarding the admission process, visit the following links:
  • Apply to the Department of Veterans Affairs for education benefits via the VONAPP, specifically:
    • VA form 22-1990 (military service members, veterans, and reservists).
    • VA form 22-1990e (Transfer of Entitlement dependents).
    • VA form 22-5490 (dependents of permanently and totally disabled or deceased veterans/Fry Scholarship recipients).
  • Once the VONAPP has been completed, the VA will send the student a Certificate of Eligibility (C.O.E.).
  • Send a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (C.O.E.).  Submission of this form will help with the processing of your file at UNCG and with the VA.
  • Attend orientation (SOAR), speak with your advisor AND Register for courses.
    • Keep in mind, only courses that are considered part of your degree program are eligible for certification by the VA.
  • Complete and submit the online Veteran Services Enrollment form once registered.
    • The VSE form MUST be completed EACH AND EVERY TERM.
    • Submission of this form notifies the School Certifying Official (S.C.O.) that you are registered for courses and would like to use your VA Educational benefits during that specific term. 

Transfer Students (Used GI Bill Benefits at Another Institution)

To receive VA benefits at UNCG, you must:

  • Be admitted to UNCG through the Undergraduate or Graduate Admission Office, having submitted all official transcripts from all previous institutions, including military transcripts.  For joint services transcripts, request here; however, for Air Force transcripts, request here.  For more information regarding the admission process, visit the following links:
  • Apply to the Department of Veterans Affairs for education benefits via the VONAPP, specifically:
    • VA form 22-1995 (military service members, veterans, reservists, and Transfer of Entitlement dependents).
    • VA form 22-5495 (dependents of permanently and totally disabled or deceased veterans/Fry Scholarship recipients).
  • Once the VONAPP has been completed, the VA will send the student a Certificate of Eligibility (C.O.E.).
  • You may submit a copy simply by:
  • Send a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (C.O.E.).  Submission of this form will help with the processing of your file at UNCG and with the VA.
  • Attend orientation (SOAR), speak with your advisor AND Register for courses.
    • Keep in mind, only courses that are considered part of your degree program are eligible for certification by the VA.
  • Complete and submit the online Veteran Services Enrollment form once registered.
    • The VSE form MUST be completed EACH AND EVERY TERM.
    • Submission of this form notifies the School Certifying Official (S.C.O.) that you are registered for courses and would like to use your VA Educational benefits during that specific term.