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Certification For First Time VA Students at UT Dallas

Please select which chapter of benefit you plan to receive here at UT Dallas

  • Chapter 31 - the Vocational Rehabilitation benefit

  • Chapter 32 - VEAP - Contributory Education Assistance Program

  • Chapter 35 - Dependents of a Service Connected Death or Disability benefit

 

Chapter 33/Chapter 30

Chapter 33 benefits are for students who served in the military after September 10, 2001.

Chapter 30 benefits are for students under the Montgomery GI Bill or for veterans who received the old Chapter 34 benefits that have now rolled over to Chapter 30 benefits.

 If you have never received VA education benefits before, you must complete the following steps in order to initiate them:

  • After you receive your letter of acceptance from the Office of Admission and Enrollment Services you may visit with an advisor in your academic department to prepare your degree plan and select your courses for your first term.  You may also contact the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official (Certifying Official) to request a Chapter 30 information packet.  Bring with you a photocopy of your updated, signed and dated degree plan from your advisor.  This will be part of the documentation you will need to supply to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official..
  • Register for your courses.  Chapter 30 students receive their benefits directly from the VA. Due to the time delay of your GI Bill benefits processing, you will be responsible for payment of your courses.  It can take six to eight weeks after classes begin before you receive your first benefit check.  Following that, you will receive monthly payments throughout the semester.  You may wish to investigate payment options such as a short-term loan or the installment payment plan through the Bursars Office.
  • Chapter 33 students have their tuition and fees paid by the VA directly to UT Dallas. The Bursar's Office will defer the payment of your tuition while your benefits are being processed. Your housing allowance and books stipend will be paid to you directly.
  • Submit all required documents for certification to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official.  These documents will include:
     
  • Submit a form 22-1990 to the Veterans Administration.at www.gibill.va.gov.
  • The form can also be mailed to:

Department of Veteran Affairs

Box 8888

Muskogee, OK 74402-8888

 

Once all the documentation has been turned in to the UT Dallas VA Certifying Official, your first certification of enrollment will be sent to the regional VA office for processing.  If at anytime you want to check the status of your payment processing, you may contact the DVA office at 1-888-442-4551.

Please report any changes in course load, mailing address, or dependency status to the UT Dallas VA Certifying Official immediately to avoid overpayment, misdirected refund checks, etc.

Each semester, for continued certification, you must again submit a new, signed and updated photocopy of your degree plan from your academic department's advising office to the UT Dallas VA Certifying Official. This is done after you have registered for that semester's classes.

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Chapter 1606

Chapter 1606 benefits are for students under the Selected Reserves Montgomery GI Bill.

If you have never received VA education benefits before, you must complete the following steps in order to initiate them:

  1. After you receive your letter of acceptance from the Office of Admission and Enrollment Services you should meet with an advisor in your academic department to prepare your degree plan and select your classes for your first term.  You may also contact the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official and request a Chapter 1606 information packet.  Bring with you a photocopy of your signed updated degree plan from your advisor.  This will be part of the documentation you will need to supply to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official.

  2. Register for your courses.  Due to the time delay of your GI Bill benefits processing, you will be responsible for payment of your courses.  It can take six to eight weeks after classes begin before you receive your first benefits check.  Following that, you will receive monthly payments throughout the semester.  You may wish to investigate payment options such as a short-term loan or the installment payment plan through the Bursars Office.

  3. Submit all required documents for certification to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official.  These documents will include:

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  5. Submit a form 22-1990 to the Veterans Administration.  The form can be mailed to:

Department of Veteran Affairs

Box 8888

Muskogee, OK 74402-8888

Form 22-1990 can also be submitted via the web at www.gibill.va.gov.

Once all documentation has been turned in to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official, your first certification of enrollment will be sent to the regional VA office for processing.  If you want to check the status of your payment processing, you should contact the DVA office at 1-888-442-4551.

Please report any changes in course load, mailing address, or dependency status to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official immediately to avoid overpayment, misdirected refund checks, etc.

Each semester, for continued certification, you must submit a new, signed and updated photocopy of your degree plan from your academic advising office to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official. This is done after you have registered for classes.

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Chapter 1607

Chapter 1607 benefits are for students under the Selected Reserves Montgomery GI Bill.  The veteran must have served 90 consecutive days on active duty for a contingency operation declared by the President or Congress.

If you have never received VA education benefits before, you must complete the following steps in order to initiate them:

  1. After you receive your letter of acceptance from the Office of Admission and Enrollment Services you should meet with an advisor in your academic department to prepare your degree plan and select your classes for your first term.  You may also contact the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid and request a Chapter 1607 information packet.  Bring with you a photocopy of your signed updated degree plan from your advisor.  This will be part of the documentation you will need to supply to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying.

  2. Register for your courses.  Due to the time delay of your GI Bill benefits processing, you will be responsible for payment of your courses.  It can take six to eight weeks after classes begin before you receive your first benefits check.  Following that, you will receive monthly payments throughout the semester.  You may wish to investigate payment options such as a short-term loan through or the installment payment plan through the Bursars Office.

  3. Submit all required documents for certification to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid.  These documents will include:

  4.  
  5. Submit a form 22-1990 to the Veterans Administration.  The form can be mailed to:

Department of Veteran Affairs

Box 8888

Muskogee, OK 74402-8888

Form 22-1990 can also be submitted via the web at www.gibill.va.gov.

Once all documentation has been turned in to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official, your first certification of enrollment will be sent to the regional VA office for processing.  If at anytime you want to check the status of your payment processing, you may contact the DVA office at 1-888-442-4551.

Please report any changes in course load, mailing address, or dependency status to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official immediately to avoid overpayment, misdirected refund checks, etc.

Each semester, for continued certification, all students must again submit a new, signed and updated photocopy of their degree plan from their advising office to the Financial Aid Office after completing enrollment for that term.

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Chapter 31

Chapter 31 benefits are for students approved for the vocational rehabilitation program.

To initiate this benefit, you must present a letter of authorization, VA form 22-1905, provided by the Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist.  First time users of this benefit must initiate this process through the Waco Regional Department of Veteran Affairs Office.  They can be reached at 1-800-827-1000.

To receive your benefits complete the following steps:

  1. After you receive your letter of acceptance from the Office of Admission and Ernollment Services you should meet with an advisor in your academic department to prepare your degree plan and select your classes for your first term.  You may also contact the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official to obtain some information forms for your VA file here at UT Dallas.  Bring with you a photocopy of your updated, signed degree plan from your advisor.  This will be part of the documentation you will need to supply to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official.

  2. Register for your courses.  Submit a copy of your signed and dated degree plan, the UT Dallas Veterans Fact Sheet and the signed Notice of Student Responsibility Form to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official.

Please report any changes in course load, mailing address, or dependency status to your VA Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor immediately to avoid problems. They can be reached at (214) 857-4209.  Remember to consult a vocational rehabilitation specialist before altering your course load or program of study.

Each semester, for continued certification, you must submit a new, signed and updated photocopy of their degree plan from your academic advising office to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official. This is done after you have registered for the classes for the term to be certified.

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Chapter 32

Chapter 32 benefits are for students under the VEAP program.

If you have never received VA education benefits before, you must complete the following steps in order to initiate them:

  1. After you receive your letter of acceptance from the Office of Admission and Ernollment Services you should meet with an advisor in your academic department to prepare your degree plan and select your classes in your first term.  You may also contact the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official and request a Chapter 32 information packet.  Bring a photocopy of your signed and updated degree plan from your advisor.  This will be part of the documentation you will need to supply to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official.

  2. Register for your courses.  Due to the time delay of your GI Bill benefits processing, you will be responsible for payment of your courses.  It can take six to eight weeks after classes begin before you receive your first benefits check.  Following that, you will receive monthly payments throughout the semester.  You may wish to investigate payment options such as a short-term loan or the installment payment plan through the Bursars Office.

  3. Submit all required documents for certification to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official.  These documents will include:

  4.  
  5. Submit a form 22-1990 to the Veterans Administration.  The form can be mailed to:

Department of Veteran Affairs

Box 8888

Muskogee, OK 74402-8888

Form 22-1990 can also be submitted via the web at www.gibill.va.gov.

Once all documentation has been turned in to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official your first certification of enrollment will be sent to the regional VA office for processing.  If at anytime you want to check the status of your payment processing, you may contact the DVA office at 1-888-442-4551.

Please report any changes in course load, mailing address, or dependency status to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official immediately to avoid overpayment, misdirected checks, etc.

Each semester, for continued certification, all students must again submit a new, signed and updated photocopy of their degree plan from their advising office to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official after registering for that term's classes.

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Chapter 35

Chapter 35 benefits are for dependents of a service connected death or disability.

If you have never received VA education benefits before, you must complete the following steps in order to initiate them:

  1. After you receive your letter of acceptance from the Office of Admission and Ernollment Services you may visit with an advisor in your academic department to prepare your degree plan and select your courses for enrollment in your first term.  You may also contact the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid and request a Chapter 35 information packet.  Get a photocopy of your signed and updated degree plan from your advisor.  This will be part of the documentation you will need to supply to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid.

  2. Register for your courses.  Due to the time delay of your GI Bill benefits processing, you will be responsible for payment of your courses.  It can take six to eight weeks after classes begin before you receive your first benefits check.  Following that, you will receive monthly payments throughout the semester.  You may wish to investigate payment options such as a short-term loan or the installment payment plan through the Bursars Office.

  3. Submit all required documents for certification to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid.  These documents will include:

  4.  
  5. Submit a form 22-5490 to the Veterans Administration.  The form can be mailed to:

Department of Veteran Affairs

Box 8888

Muskogee, OK 74402-8888

Form 22-5490 can also be submitted via the web at www.gibill.va.gov.

Once all documentation has been turned in to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official, your first certification of enrollment will be sent to the regional VA office for processing.  If at anytime you want to check the status of your payment processing, you may contact the DVA office at 1-888-442-4551.

Please report any changes in course load, mailing address, or dependency status to the UT Dallas VA School Certifying Official immediately to avoid overpayment, misdirected refund checks, etc.

Each semester, for continued certification, all students must again submit a new, signed and updated photocopy of their degree plan from their advising office to the Office of Financial Aid after completing enrollment for that term.

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Updated: January 7, 2014