VETERANS (MONTGOMERY GI-BILL)

Students eligible to receive GI Bill benefits should schedule an appointment with the Registrar as soon as they enroll in classes to complete the required paperwork.

The Veterans Administration has the following education programs:

  • Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty – Chapter 30
  • Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve – Chapter 1606
  • Post-Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program – Chapter 32
  • Survivors’ & Dependents’ Educational Assistance – Chapter 35
  • Disabled Veterans – Chapter 31
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill - Chapter 33

Chapter 30 and Chapter 32 students must provide the Registrar’s Office a copy of their DD 214 (discharge papers) and complete a VA Form 22-1990 (application for benefits). The Registrar will submit the 22-1990 and DD 214 along with a VA Form 22-1999 (enrollment certification) to Department of Veterans Affairs, PO Box 66830, Saint Louis, MO 63103. After the initial certification all subsequent certifications will be sent via VACERT to the Regional Processing Office in St. Louis.

Chapter 1606 students must provide the Registrar’s Office a copy of the Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) and complete a VA Form 22-1990 (application for benefits). The Registrar will submit the NOBE and 22-1990 along with a VA Form 22-1999 (enrollment certification) to Department of Veterans Affairs, PO Box 66830, Saint Louis, MO 63103. After the initial certification all subsequent certifications will be sent via VACERT to the Regional Processing Office in St. Louis. After the initial certification all subsequent certifications will be sent via VACERT to the Regional Processing Office in St. Louis.

Chapter 35 students must complete VA Form 22-5490, Application for Survivors’ and dependent’ Educational Assistance. The Registrar will submit the completed application and 22-1999 (enrollment certification) Form to the Regional Processing Office in St. Louis. After the initial certification all subsequent certifications will be sent via VACERT to the Regional Processing Office in St. Louis.

Chapter 31 students must submit VA Form 28-1900 (application for benefits) and the DD-214 (discharge papers) to the Registrar. The Registrar will submit the VA Form 22-1999 (enrollment certification) along with the other forms to Department Of Veterans Affairs, Vocational Rehabilitation and Counseling, 400 South 18th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. All subsequent certifications must be sent manually to the address listed above. Chapter 31 students should NOT be certified using VACERT.

Chapter 33 provides GI Bill financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service connected disability after 30 days. Individual must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Qualifying individuals are eligible to transfer this benefit to their dependents.

For more information --- www.gibill.va.gov