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Educational Benefits

Veterans and dependents applying for VA benefits must begin the process by submitting the appropriate application to the VA. After completing the application, print a copy, and submit it to the Certifying Official. Online applications can be found on the Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP) website.


Form Number Form Name Who Needs It?


Application for VA Education Benefits

• Chapter 30, 1607, or 1606
• Chapter 33-Post 9/11 GI Bill
• Never collected benefits


Request For Change of Program or Place of Training

• Chapter 30, 33, 1607, or 1606
• Collected benefits before


Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance

• Chapter 35
• Never collected benefits


Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance

• Chapter 35
• Collected benefits before
• Educational Objective changes


Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation

• Chapter 31
• Veteran or service member awaiting a disability discharge who meets the VA requirements for disability (percentage and employment handicap).

Explanation of Benefits

  • Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill)
  • Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill - Transfer of Entitlement)
  • Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty)
  • Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation): Veterans who qualify for educational benefits as disabled veterans may be entitled to special educational benefits. Veterans should visit the Veterans Administration Regional Office, 1301 Clay Street, North Tower, Oakland, CA 94612, to determine their eligibility for disabled status (telephone: 1-800-827-1000).
  • Chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill - Reservists)
  • Chapter 1607 (Montgomery GI Bill - Reserve Educational Assistance Program)
  • Chapter 35 (Dependents Educational Assistance)
  • Active Duty Tuition Assistance: contact your military educational office.
  • California Veterans Fee Waiver Program (Dependents of Veterans with a Service-Connected Disability): Children and spouses of U.S. Veterans with service connected disabilities may be eligible for waiver of college fees and/or for a small monthly payment.

Educational Benefits Resources

Instructions on Applying Online VONAPP  

Help with VA Educational Benefits  

Call VA Educational Benefits Toll-free number: 888-442-4551 or please visit the GI-Bill website to find out more information regarding educational benefits.