Veterans’ Education Benefits (VEB) are funds available through the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) for students who are meeting at least one of the following requirements:
- Actively serving in the military
- Serving in the Reserves or National Guard
- Dependents of veterans
- Dependents of disabled or deceased veterans
The VA also requires that students meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards to receive benefits.
There are several chapters of Veterans’ Education Benefits:
- Chapter 31: Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)
- Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®
- Chapter 35: Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Assistance (DEA)
- Chapter 1606: Montgomery G.I. Bill – Selected Reserve
- Chapter 30: Montgomery G.I. Bill – Active Duty
For more information about each VA Chapter, please visit the GI Bill website
To receive benefits, students must submit the following to the Financial Aid Office:
Certificate of Eligibility:
- Students must apply online through the VA website to receive their Certificate of Eligibility. Approximately 8 weeks after they apply, students will receive their certificate in the mail
- The first page of the certificate must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office before a student can have their classes reported to the VA for payment – students can either submit a hard copy or a scanned image through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
VEB Class Certification Form:
- Students must submit the Class Certification Form for each semester they wish to receive their benefits. This form should only be submitted after registering for classes for the semester in question
Request for Change of Place of Training:
Transfer students who have used benefits at another school should submit the appropriate form to begin using their benefits at BYU-Idaho:
- Those who are using Chapter 33, Chapter 1606, or Chapter 30 will need to complete the online VA form 22-1995
- Those using Chapter 35 will need to complete the online VA form 22-5495
It is important to verify that your declared major, minor, and/or cluster(s) are listed on your official BYU-Idaho degree audit. Only courses that count towards graduation are reported to the VA. Students can find their degree audit on the “Student” tab at my.byui.edu. We recommend students meet with an academic advisor if they are unsure which courses count towards graduation requirements.
BYU-Idaho’s VEB Specialists are available via email, and appointments are available upon request.
If you have questions about specific payments, please contact the VA Regional Processing Office at (888) 442-4551
Veterans’ Education Benefit funds are not affiliated with or controlled by BYU-Idaho.