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Start My Benefits

Veteran office work-study helping a veteran student

Follow the steps below to start using your educational benefits:

STEP 1

Apply to the UIW academic program of your choice:

Main Campus Admissions or
Extended Academic Programs: School of Professional Studies

STEP 2

Determine your eligibility and benefit type with The Department of Veterans Affairs

Apply Online at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/apply.asp
Or by calling 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).

STEP 3

Ensure all required documents for your benefit type are submitted to the UIW Center for Veterans Affairs; walk-ins or sent via e-mail (veterans@uiwtx.edu) are welcome.

For VeteransChapter 33Chapter 31Chapter 30Chapter 1606Chapter 1607
Certificate of Eligibility (COE) X   X X X
VBA-22-1995-ARE - Change of Program
(Required if benefits were used at another school)
As Needed   As Needed As Needed As Needed
28-1905 (Received from Voc Rehab Counselor)   X      
DD-214, Member 4/2 (Active Duty may turn in a copy of orders or LES) X X X X X
DD-2384 -1 (NOBE)       X  
Military Transcripts X X X X X
Veterans Certification Form
(Completed online via MyWord Portal every semester)
X X X X X

 

For Spouses & DependentsChapter 33Chapter 35Fry Scholarship
Certificate of Eligibility (COE) X
DD-214, Member 4/2     

22-1995 - Change of Program
(Required if benefits were used at another school) 

As Needed     

22-5495 - Change of Program
(Required if benefits were used at another school) 

  As Needed  As Needed  
Veterans Certification Form
(Completed online via MyWord Portal every semester) 
X X

UIW supports Veterans commemorative image Helpful Links:

Helpful Reminders (PDF)

Transcripts:

Military Records:

Requesting Military Records Link

GI Bill VA Links:

Descriptions of Benefits: